Chromebook Ethernet port USB adaptor question
21-07-2020 10:39 PM - edited 21-07-2020 10:40 PM
My Chromebook, laptop has no Ethernet socket, so I'm using an Ethernet adapter in the Chromebook's bright turquoise USB 3.1 (or the Red USB 3.1 port) to the Plus net One router.😊
I understand that the red and the bright turquoise USB ports have slightly different properties and functions.
1. So, is the best USB socket the red and/or the bright turquoise?🤔
2. Is there any loss of reading in not going direct from Ethernet port on a laptop/pc to the Ethernet port on the On Hub router?
3. If there is any loss, in going the USB route, what percentage would that be?
Re: Chromebook Ethernet port USB adaptor question
I know nothing about Chromebooks, I wouldn't touch one with a barge pole!
However, USB 3.1 is theoritcally capable of much faster speed then your router or I would anticipate the Chromebook is capable of managing so that should't be the cause of any bottleneck. Whether your adapter slows things down is another matter. The only way ro really find out if thia arrangement is restricting speed is to try it with a proper Ethernet fitted computer.
Regarding which colour USB socket to use, why not just suck it and see which works best?