Ugreen USB 2.0 Ethernet Network Adapter for for Macbook, Chromebook, Windows 10, 8.1,Mac OS X 10.11,Surface Pro, Wii, Wii U, Linux Black £4.95 (Prime) / £8.94 (non Prime) Sold by UGREEN GROUP LIMITED UK and Fulfilled by Amazon.
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Ugreen USB 2.0 Ethernet Network Adapter for for Macbook, Chromebook, Windows 10, 8.1,Mac OS X 10.11,Surface Pro, Wii, Wii U, Linux Black £4.95 (Prime) / £8.94 (non Prime) Sold by UGREEN GROUP LIMITED UK and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Found 21st Jun 2016
I think this is a very good deal for a USB Network Adaptor, I was after one of these and the price is fantastic and quite a few connectivity options.

I have purchased UGreen items previously and all their kit is produced of a high standard.

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I have ordered one as I have bought UGreen items in the past and they have been good quality.

Perfect for going to my parents who don't have wifi! As most people are aware MacBook's don't have ethernet plugs!

This is the solution!!

Surely you'd want this to be usb3.0?

Elivercury

Surely you'd want this to be usb3.0?



​Only if you've got a 1GB network.

This perfect for working in the hotels where wifi is always poor ,Ive used a lot of ugreen products and all have been top quality and well built
Edited by: "mattymack" 21st Jun 2016

FinderOfDeals

​Only if you've got a 1GB network.


Don't most people? They come standard on the BT homehub and other ISP routers/modems.

Last one like this I got didn't work on wii u. Any ideas if this does for sure?

Elivercury

Don't most people? They come standard on the BT homehub and other ISP … Don't most people? They come standard on the BT homehub and other ISP routers/modems.



You'll find most people don't, or they have no need for one. You only need a 1Gbps network card on a device/computer, if you plan on swapping lots of files between them at a fast speed. Most people don't do this.

Otherwise, people are happy with what ever their Internet speed is.

AFAIK, the only people who get faster than 80Mbps Internet in the UK are people on Virgin.

So USB2.0 version is more than faster enough at 100Mbps for the LAN side of things.

If someone does wants faster, all they've got to do is search Amazon for Ugreen RJ45 USB3.0, and they'll find a few for just under £9.

nekoangel

Last one like this I got didn't work on wii u. Any ideas if this does for … Last one like this I got didn't work on wii u. Any ideas if this does for sure?



amazon.co.uk/Sup…WAO

Should do you fine.


Edited by: "FinderOfDeals" 21st Jun 2016

I have 200Mbps virgin, will I only get half the speed with this?

Got one of these and it's broken since day one. Couldn't be bothered to mess about sending it back to Amazon (it was third party fulfilled by Amazon) for the sake of a few quid. If you move the cable ever so slightly it disconnects. Constantly making the connected disconnected noise unless you get it in the right position. Usually ugreen stuff is decent but in this case I was disappointed.

a1

I have 200Mbps virgin, will I only get half the speed with this?



Yes, you need one of the USB3.0 versions, as long as your computer has a USB3.0 port.

The USB3.0 versions gives up to 1000Mbps for the LAN side of things.

Edited by: "FinderOfDeals" 21st Jun 2016

FinderOfDeals

You'll find most people don't, or they have no need for one. You only … You'll find most people don't, or they have no need for one. You only need a 1Gbps network card on a device/computer, if you plan on swapping lots of files between them at a fast speed. Most people don't do this.Otherwise, people are happy with what ever their Internet speed is.AFAIK, the only people who get faster than 80Mbps Internet in the UK are people on Virgin.So USB2.0 is more than faster enough at 480Mbps.If someone does wants faster, all they've got to do is search Amazon for Ugreen RJ45 USB3.0, and they'll find a few for just under £9.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Support-UtechSmart-Ethernet-Chromebook-Specific/dp/B00F41TWAOShould do you fine.



There are a few small ISPs doing over 100mbit, Hyperoptic for one (I use them) and I think BT are running trials in newer buildings, anywhere wired up for fibre or easily connectable (mate of mine in London had gigabit with them).

*edit* but this is still useful, far too often have I been trying to use game streaming services at home and had AC wifi give 25ms latencies while wired gave under 1ms. Not to mention what happens when you're uploading and downloading simultaneously on wifi, crawls to a halt.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 21st Jun 2016

CampGareth

There are a few small ISPs doing over 100mbit, Hyperoptic for one (I use … There are a few small ISPs doing over 100mbit, Hyperoptic for one (I use them) and I think BT are running trials in newer buildings, anywhere wired up for fibre or easily connectable (mate of mine in London had gigabit with them).*edit* but this is still useful, far too often have I been trying to use game streaming services at home and had AC wifi give 25ms latencies while wired gave under 1ms. Not to mention what happens when you're uploading and downloading simultaneously on wifi, crawls to a halt.



You know what, I totally forgot that some major cities, some ISPs are offering up 1Gbps. I know York is another place that's starting to offer faster, with 1Gbps. (Lack of sleep) On the most part though, I still stand by what I say, that most people have 80Mbps and slower, if they haven't got Virgin. And things are a little bit different for business connections.

I've got Sky Fibre and have their old hub, not the new Q one. So, I've got it passing through a TP-Link Archer C9, my AC wifi works fine with that, uploading and downloading at the same time.




Edited by: "FinderOfDeals" 21st Jun 2016

nekoangel

Last one like this I got didn't work on wii u. Any ideas if this does for … Last one like this I got didn't work on wii u. Any ideas if this does for sure?


Yer this one work's with Wii u

FinderOfDeals

You know what, I totally forgot that some major cities, some ISPs are … You know what, I totally forgot that some major cities, some ISPs are offering up 1Gbps. I know York is another place that's starting to offer faster, with 1Gbps. (Lack of sleep) On the most part though, I still stand by what I say, that most people have 80Mbps and slower, if they haven't got Virgin. And things are a little bit different for business connections.I've got Sky Fibre and have their old hub, not the new Q one. So, I've got it passing through a TP-Link Archer C9, my AC wifi works fine with that, uploading and downloading at the same time.



Might be a bug on my end, got a Linksys WRT1900ACS and in my workstation an Asus PCE-AC68. I'll get about 80MB/s down via wifi, or 80MB/s up, but when doing both simultaneously the throughput is below 20MB/s combined. Good thing gigabit ethernet's good for relatively long distances and cables are cheap.

FinderOfDeals

You'll find most people don't, or they have no need for one. You only … You'll find most people don't, or they have no need for one. You only need a 1Gbps network card on a device/computer, if you plan on swapping lots of files between them at a fast speed. Most people don't do this.Otherwise, people are happy with what ever their Internet speed is.AFAIK, the only people who get faster than 80Mbps Internet in the UK are people on Virgin.So USB2.0 version is more than faster enough at 100Mbps for the LAN side of things.If someone does wants faster, all they've got to do is search Amazon for Ugreen RJ45 USB3.0, and they'll find a few for just under £9.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Support-UtechSmart-Ethernet-Chromebook-Specific/dp/B00F41TWAOShould do you fine.



Rubbish, I've purchased far better USB3 network devices for less on ebay, which have awesome performance and not only give me a decent connection for internet, they also give you a equally decent connection in and around the home or office transferring large amounts files, movies and other data between NAS's and servers.

Why pay more for something which does less, when you can pay less for something that will give you far better performance for more than one scenario. Buy this USB 2.0 one, then one day you when you need to transfer a large cluster of files you will find yourself sitting and waiting hours for the transfer to complete on this junk.

ukez

Rubbish, I've purchased far better USB3 network devices for less on ebay, … Rubbish, I've purchased far better USB3 network devices for less on ebay, which have awesome performance and not only give me a decent connection for internet, they also give you a equally decent connection in and around the home or office transferring large amounts files, movies and other data between NAS's and servers.Why pay more for something which does less, when you can pay less for something that will give you far better performance for more than one scenario. Buy this USB 2.0 one, then one day you when you need to transfer a large cluster of files you will find yourself sitting and waiting hours for the transfer to complete on this junk.


Link please.

Elivercury

Surely you'd want this to be usb3.0?



Depends what it's for. I've got a couple of adapters similar to these for my Chromecasts. They're 100mbps, but go to the main router via a powerline adapter anyway, so do I care that they're not megabit? No. Not one bit, and I wouldn't have paid twice the price for a needless upgrade. Compatibility was much more important.

Edit: Mine were £3.29 from eBay though, so a fair bit cheaper. They were also a lot whiter.
Edited by: "PurplePerson" 21st Jun 2016

Original Poster


"Why pay more for something which does less, when you can pay less for something that will give you far better performance" Ok thats your opinion i am happy with USB 2.0 and i transfer files from multiple NAS drives in my house.



ukez

Rubbish, I've purchased far better USB3 network devices for less on ebay, … Rubbish, I've purchased far better USB3 network devices for less on ebay, which have awesome performance and not only give me a decent connection for internet, they also give you a equally decent connection in and around the home or office transferring large amounts files, movies and other data between NAS's and servers.Why pay more for something which does less, when you can pay less for something that will give you far better performance for more than one scenario. Buy this USB 2.0 one, then one day you when you need to transfer a large cluster of files you will find yourself sitting and waiting hours for the transfer to complete on this junk.

ukez

Rubbish, I've purchased far better USB3 network devices for less on ebay, … Rubbish, I've purchased far better USB3 network devices for less on ebay, which have awesome performance and not only give me a decent connection for internet, they also give you a equally decent connection in and around the home or office transferring large amounts files, movies and other data between NAS's and servers.Why pay more for something which does less, when you can pay less for something that will give you far better performance for more than one scenario. Buy this USB 2.0 one, then one day you when you need to transfer a large cluster of files you will find yourself sitting and waiting hours for the transfer to complete on this junk.



Thank you for telling me, I'm talking rubbish.

Cheapest one with, UK selling USB3.0 on ebay with a normal USB plug at £6.88

Also, again, MOST people don't have NAS drives or servers. Not everyone is a computer nerd like you or even myself. BTW, I own more than one NAS and server. Most people don't even have a laptop with a USB3.0 port, that doesn't have its own network port.

For the average user, who finds themselves in a place that doesn't have wifi, this is more than enough to get on the net.

So again, thank you for telling me, I'm talking rubbish, when you obversely think everyone has the same sort of setup, as yourself!

I will still stand by what I said, and that most people will do fine with this and don't need to swap files between devices, but if they want USB3.0, they can of course search for that version instead!
Edited by: "FinderOfDeals" 21st Jun 2016

If you're not in a rush, I would suggest this item for £6.21, which has 1Gb connectivity and a 3-port USB hub as a bonus
http://g01.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB11WZCLVXXXXcGaXXXq6xXFXXXH/High-speed-3-Ports-USB-3-0-Hub-10-100-1000-Mbps-To-RJ45-Gigabit-Ethernet.jpg
Edited by: "mudisoft" 21st Jun 2016

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philmarsh

As most people are aware MacBook's don't have ethernet plugs!



I'm confused by this. Mine does.

loki7777

Link please.



Realtek USB GbE Family Controller / Realtek RTL8153 Cheaper here for non-prime members. A mere couple of quid more for prime but a better device.

http://www.besskymall.com/besskymall2/TPT4080406A_20140805083617362.JPG
http://www.besskymall.com/besskymall7/TPT4080406A_2014080508352749.JPG

You can get it cheaper as i bought my ones cheaper, but you have to not be lazy and ebay search the Chinese sellers (which i cant be bothered to do for you).

The purple bit on this one is a brushed aluminum. I've used mine on Windows 7, 8, 8.1,10, Ubuntu, Xpenology, Freenas, Android L and even with a Clonezilla boot drive among other things, to transfer an image from my tablet to a shared drive on my server. The only OS that needed an physical driver added to enable this USB device to work properly was Xpenology of all of those, but that's because its a hacked OS version of Synology's DSM operating system and is not meant to support it. X)

Here You will also see a few more which are as cheap as the prime one.

BuzzDuraband

I'm confused by this. Mine does.



Newer ones don't. My 2011 15" does but my 2015 15" doesn't.

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bbbazman

Newer ones don't. My 2011 15" does but my 2015 15" doesn't.



Ah. So not Macbooks as a whole, then?

BuzzDuraband

Ah. So not Macbooks as a whole, then?


Do people still use Macbooks?

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ukez

Do people still use Macbooks?



Not at the moment, I'm on my iMac. But yes, people still use Macbooks.

BuzzDuraband

I'm confused by this. Mine does.



The "fat" MBPs do. When they moved to retina they slimmed them down and ditched the ethernet port.

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Mentos

The "fat" MBPs do. When they moved to retina they slimmed them down and … The "fat" MBPs do. When they moved to retina they slimmed them down and ditched the ethernet port.



So Macbooks do have ethernet ports?

Will this let me boot from bios to network?

FinderOfDeals

​Only if you've got a 1GB network.



Yeah, you won't get more than 10mb/s across a 'fast' ethernet or usb2 connection.
USB3 is only beneficial for gigabit Ethernet.

Elivercury

Don't most people? They come standard on the BT homehub and other ISP … Don't most people? They come standard on the BT homehub and other ISP routers/modems.



Most modems you buy are gigabit, most routers and switches too, and you'd be hard pushed to get a motherboard in a PC that isn't. The bog standard routers you get with TalkTalk and the like are still (remarkably) only 'fast' Ethernet. Talktalk only give you the gigabit modems if you get TV or fibre options, because then you need it. For a poxy 4.5mb (or upto 17mb) in london, a 'fast' ethernet is plenty. The thing is one crappy link in the chain (and the modem is usually central to a network) and your down to 10mb/s data transfer. I've got a gigabit switch immediately after my modem so just my internet is crappy and I still have a gigabit network. I bet most poeple won't realise slow file transfers if they ever make them are slow because they are moving them through a 'fast' Ethernet router they got with their basic broadband package.

Edited by: "friar_chris" 21st Jun 2016

BuzzDuraband

Not at the moment, I'm on my iMac. But yes, people still use Macbooks.




Yes they do but still cannot figure out why, I went back to windows ages ago once the novelty wore off and after the frustration of not being able to buy "just any" accessory without worrying about compatibility.

FinderOfDeals

You'll find most people don't, or they have no need for one. You only … You'll find most people don't, or they have no need for one. You only need a 1Gbps network card on a device/computer, if you plan on swapping lots of files between them at a fast speed. Most people don't do this.Otherwise, people are happy with what ever their Internet speed is.AFAIK, the only people who get faster than 80Mbps Internet in the UK are people on Virgin.So USB2.0 version is more than faster enough at 100Mbps for the LAN side of things.If someone does wants faster, all they've got to do is search Amazon for Ugreen RJ45 USB3.0, and they'll find a few for just under £9.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Support-UtechSmart-Ethernet-Chromebook-Specific/dp/B00F41TWAOShould do you fine.



Wrong, got a 115/50 connection on BT.

phox

Wrong, got a 115/50 connection on BT.



Where?

OrribleHarry

Where?



There are plenty of places with FTTP. Could be G.Fast too though.

pretty good price - I picked the same item from amazon a few days ago for a tenner ( but not in trauma or life in chaos ), because if the price drop. Dont know why people are quoting usb3 as you are not going to notice any difference.
Voted hot of course.

BuzzDuraband

So Macbooks do have ethernet ports?



​The MacBook doesn't.
The MacBook Air doesn't.
Some older MacBook Pros do.

Thanks OP for the post

nublets2k

There are plenty of places with FTTP. Could be G.Fast too though.



No where I'd want to live.....all cities and trial villages nowhere else.

BuzzDuraband

So Macbooks do have ethernet ports?



I guess its a bit of an ambiguous question

If you take it to mean the MBP's currently on the market, then the answer is no. (The last one was the 2012 13" MBP, which they carried on selling until end off 2014).

If you mean any MBP ever made, then I guess the answer is yes. In the same way Walkmans have cassette slots
Edited by: "Mentos" 21st Jun 2016
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