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#1 Deathscythe

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:25 PM

Hey guys,

My laptop's on board Ethernet just died today. I don't have time to send it back to the manufacturer as I am in college. I'm looking for other alternatives and I came across a USB to ethernet converter. It is a TRENDnet TU-ET100C 10/ 20/ 100/ 200Mbps USB to Ethernet Adapter 1 x RJ45. Now my only question is will I get the same speeds I got from my on board which was standard 10/100 Cat5? I'm just curious about speed, as I am a gamer. If you have any other alternatives please tell me!

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:04 PM

If your laptop has a PCMCIA slot you can use one of These.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 05:09 PM

I have no idea what a PCMCIA looks like. I took picture(s) below of what I think may be it but I'm honestly not sure. Thanks again.


http://img176.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01341nq1.jpg


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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:29 PM

yep that's the slot. that card should work. What is the make and model of your laptop just to make sure?

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 11:59 PM

Its made by xtremenotebooks. Bought it custom, and did all the configuring myself. Its a Raptor 390X Penryn Specs below.

Standard 12 Month Parts and Labor Mail-In Coverage
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No OS Desired - CD with Drivers and Utilities Only
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110/220V 90W Auto Switching AC Adapter - Included
802.11a/g/n Internal WLAN Intel 4965
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Posted 11 September 2008 - 12:55 AM

Hi

While the slot looks similar to PCMCIA the spec of your notebook says it's a 54mm ExpressCard Slot
http://www.xtremenotebooks.com/index.php?s...p;model_id=1318

You can get an Ethernet ExpressCard, an example of which is shown on the following link
http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage...oduct_Id=277569
Steve

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 11:19 AM

I just came upon a USB to Ethernet adapter 10/100 works perfectly. I was able to get it for no cost, instead of an expresscard. Thanks

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 03:48 PM

Cool Thanks for the update. :thumbsup: Free is always good.

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