With WiFi cards becoming better and better each day, ethernet is becoming a liability, especially laptops. Ethernet ports take up a significant amount of space and are being dropped from more and more laptops.
However, ethernet does have it’s own advantages. So if you’re also stuck with a machine that has no ethernet ports, here are the top seven USB to ethernet adaptors that you can get right now.
Storite USB to Ethernet Adapter
Manufacturer: Storite | Price: $10.88 (INR 800)
This adaptor from Storite is a small, easy to carry plug and play USB to ethernet adaptor that works on any USB 2.0 port converting it into a fully-fledged ethernet port that can handle connections up to 100Mbps.
The adaptor supports wake-on-lan, full-duplex as well as auto MDI/MDIX crossover detection and backpressure routing.
AmazonBasics USB 2.0 to 10/100 Ethernet LAN Network Adapter
Manufacturer: AmazonBasics | Price: $13.16 (INR 999)
Just as the name suggests, this is a generic USB to RJ45 adaptor for your machine. There’s nothing exceptional about it, except that it’s plug and play which means no driver installation hassle and the status LEDs it has right on top of the port itself.
The adaptor is pretty sturdy in build and can handle connections up to 100Mbps. The price tag well justifies the value.
AmazonBasics 3-Port USB 3.0 Adapter with RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Port
Manufacturer: AmazonBasics | Price: $19.93 (INR 1,466)
If you have a faster connection and don’t want to give up a USB port in exchange for an ethernet one, you’re going to like this.
This adaptor not only converts your USB 3.0 port into a gigabit-capable RJ45 port, but it also adds three addition USB 3.0 ports for your advantage. The ethernet port can handle speeds up to 1000Mbps, and the USB transfer speeds depend on your machine.
Attino USB Type-C To Rj45 adaptor
Manufacturer: Attino | Price: $8.15 (INR 599)
Suppose you’re on a machine that has USB Type-C ports and need you an ethernet jack. this is the adaptor for you. Not only you’ll get a gigabit-capable RJ45 port, but it also turns your Type-C port into three USB 3.0 ports.
The adaptor can take speeds up to 1000Mbps and has a pretty amazing build quality. For the price that it comes with, it’s an amazing deal.
Storite USB Type-C to RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter
Manufacturer: Storite | Price: $20.40 (INR 1,500)
Stuck with a type C USB port and a gigabit connection? Well, this adaptor from Storite will turn any type C port on your machine into an RJ45 jack that can take speeds up to 1000Mbps.
The build quality is top-notch, with the port housed inside a metal casing. You also have distinct LED lights to indicate status to let you know what’s going on with your connection.
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Manufacturer: TP-Link | Price: $13.16 (INR 999)
TP-Link’s UE300 is a USB 3.0 to RJ45 adaptor that converts your USB port into a gigabit ethernet jack, which means you can run speeds upto 1000Mbps.
The adaptor is quite nicely made and has a subtle LED indicator light under its surface to show what’s happening with your connection. Its also plug and play, so you don’t have to deal with any driver installation hassles.
Rocketkart USB to RJ45 Ethernet LAN Network Adapter
Manufacturer: Rocketkart | Price: $4.97 (INR 365)
If you’re looking for a simple, cheap and plug and play ethernet adaptor for your machine that’ll get the job done, this one’s for you: no flashy LEDs, no metal build, no expensive price tag, just a simple plastic adaptor.
Don’t be fooled by the looks though. This does work just as well and can support speeds up to 100Mbps along with full-duplex support.