I have had this laptop for quite a while now and yet it was only a couple of weeks ago when I needed to plug in an ethernet lead, that I noticed there was no ethernet port on the laptop!

So like most people I headed to Amazon in search of a USB to Ethernet or RJ45 as it’s known LAN network Adapter.

Luckily I found that they weren’t too expensive and the TechRise adapter was very well priced at £6.99 with free next day delivery on Prime.

I had read the reviews and many people said that it was a simple plug and play adapter, I am running Windows 10 and I expected it to be very easy.

However despite people saying they had success on Windows 10 with just plug and play, I couldn’t get it to work by just plugging in and allowing the system to detect it.

As my new laptop also doesn’t have a disc drive, I had to boot up our ancient old beast and copy the files to a USB stck and then run from there on the new laptop and bingo!

RJ45 lan to usb adapter

Whilst it isn’t essential to have an ethernet connection nowdays, sometimes some tasks call for a direct wired connection and this little adapter is doing the job perfectly.

I highly recommend it and at £6.99 with free delivery it won’t break the bank!

USB to Ethernet adapter

NOTE: It is not compatible with Nintendo Switch. Connects your USB equipped computer or tablet to a router, modem for network. Adopts USB 2.0 standard.

USB network adapter integrated 10/100 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet MAC/PHY for faster data-transfer speeds, powered via USB – no external power needed, automatically saves power when Ethernet cable is unplugged.

Support Wake-on-LAN Function, dynamic cable length detection and dynamic power adjustment Green Ethernet (Gigabit mode only). Supports Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, Mac OSX 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10, Linux kernel 3.x/2.6, and Chrome OS, etc. Does not support Windows RT, Android.

Ideal for adding a standard RJ45 port to your Ultrabook, notebook, or MacBook Air for file transferring, video conferencing, gaming, and HD video streaming.

USB to lan port adapter Realtek USB FE Family Controller, Supports: Wake-on-Lan (WoL), Full-Duplex (FDX) and Half-Duplex (HDX) Ethernet, Crossover Detection, Backpressure Routing, Auto-Correction (Auto MDIX). Supports IPv4/IPv6 protocols and 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX networks.


By Zechariah Richardson

Over 50, disabled, husband, father and gramps who reviews products and writes blog posts about his life, beekeeping, gardening and whatever pops into his brain!

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