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. RG
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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