Bringing Ethernet Adapter to Newer Laptops

February 1, 2017

I’m going to be sitting in a room full of people next week and demonstrating to them how to build a Web site with WordPress. Maybe a few of you will be in the room. The last I heard, there were still a very small number of spaces available in the class.

Why is that important to today’s post? As part of the session, having a rock-solid Internet connection is extremely important. For that reason, an Ethernet connected will be provided to me. Only one minor problem, my laptop doesn’t have an Ethernet port. So I had to make sure I had a way to connect! I’ll link to the solution I purchased below and the links are affiliate links where I earn a very small commission.

There are a number of Ethernet adapters that plug into a USB port. To get the fastest connection, I wanted a USB 3.0 compatible adapter. Amazon makes their own which means the price is nice.

Unfortunately this adapter created another problem. My laptop only has two USB ports. One is used for a wireless mouse transmitter and the other is used for a Wacom tablet.

Sure, I could unplug one of the other devices for this session. While that provides a short-term solution, I could have similar issues in the future. Therefore I felt it was important to get a small USB hub to keep in my travel bag. Once again, I wanted to get something that supported USB 3.0.

Now that I have all my hardware in order for my presentation, I can finish polishing up the presentation itself. Trying to figure out how to get all of the information into a three-hour session is quite the challenge.

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