Cable Matters USB to Ethernet Adapter (USB 2.0 to Ethernet/USB to RJ45) Supporting 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Network in Black
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Ethernet ports are almost gone from laptops, unless it's a heavy gaming laptop. Thankfully this problem could be solved easily with a USB to Ethernet adapter.
A Gigabit adapter on USB 2.0 port could reach 250-300 MBps speed easily, about 3 times more speed compared to a 100M ethernet adapter. If you're thinking about to connect a wireless keyboard, bluetooth adapter or 2.4 Ghz USB WiFi dongle, then it might disappoint you. The reason discussed at the end. Anker USB 3.0 Unibody Aluminum Ethernet Adapter The RTL8152 chip used in this device is pretty well supported by most operating systems, just like it's gigabit version RTL8153. So we could expect a stable operation and wide range of device support.
This is a perfect adapter for any Windows 10 tablet and most android tablets. Features a ASIX AX88772 chip, which has quite mature driver support. Then connected a Logitech Unifying wireless keyboard receiver to the TP-Link TL-UE330 adapter. No lags while the keyboard is close, but starts lagging and dropping when it's about 4-5 feet away. Though it's not a USB adapter, but it's worth including this one in this list. The main advantage of this adapter is there's no driver installation is required at all.
As said before, this adapter is quite well built with sufficiently strong cable strain relief. So you can expect a relatively longer life when handled roughly. There's 3 indicator LED on the adapter to show various status like power and data transfer speed. However you may feel it annoying, specially when using in a darker environment. Plugable USB3-E1000 adapter Micro USB still the main wired connectivity option for most Android smartphones and tablets. You can connect any type A adapter with a OTG cable, but it adds up unnecessary bulk.Here's few shortlisted USB type C adapters, should be compatible with any type C port and thunderbolt 3 ports. Plugable USB-C to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Just like any other RTL8153 based USB to LAN adapter, it works flawlessly on Windows 8, Windows 10, almost every Linux distribution and Android 4.4 and newer versions.