USB 2 to Ethernet connector any drawbacks?

  Roadgiant 20:29 19 May 2005

After the failure of the network connector (built into the m/board)of my Pc and several hours of frustratingly installing and removing a separate NIC.
I have been looking round the net and see that there are several companies selling USB to Ethernet devices for under £20 and wonder if there are any problems or disadvantages in using these as a network connection?
The host Pc connects to NTL Broadband via a USB modem and until recently my son's Pc was connected to the net via a x-over cable to the failed NIC of the host computer.
I have several spare USB2 connections on the host Pc and thought this would be a quick fix.
Thanks in advance for any advice or comments.

  Night Ryder 20:38 19 May 2005

I signed up to BT Broadband about a month ago using a router directly connected to via USB to my computer. So far this has worked perfectly. I would recomend anyone to do the same.

  Tubster 21:08 19 May 2005

If they're plain old usb 1.1 ports then you'll get 1.5mbps speed running through them (maximum), that's more than enough speed for any web browsing, downloading, file sharing between pc's, than the vast majority of users could hope to achieve. If they're usb 2.0, no probs :-)

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