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Usb ethernet adaptor doesn't work

I ordered a usb to ethernet adaptor. My ethernet port is broken so i'm trying to use this usb to ethernet device but it doesn't work. Here's the link to the device on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170378034824&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT I'm so surprised that I can not find one search abour people having problems with this device. The device doesn't even have a brand so there's no way to describe it but they're all over ebay and mostly come from Hong Kong sellers. The cd that came with it did'nt even have drivers to install it. I searched for hours all over the web for drivers but no luck untill finally the damn seller emailed me a link. Ok the driver finally worked. It installs and shows up in device mangager as a network device but when I plug in my cat5 cable from my local network, it doesn't do anything. Doesn't pick up any connection. The led doesn't even light up like it's suppose to. I think it's a scam.

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  • Ter Xiong Nov 16, 2009

    Yeah I've tried that. The wire works. It's connected to another computer and it get's connection. I've tried everything. I do computer and network troubleshooting for the county office of ed. I'm tryin to get this going for a teacher. The seller is in Hong Kong and everytime he writes me, he doesn't make sense. This is what they wrote:

    Hi
    Sorry for the problem you met .
    Well, sail said right .you should have a wirless router connect with the local network. And you plug the product boght from us , connect the adapter signal with the wirless router with the local network. you can advise the PC export about this , they can tell you more .
    If the PC export also dont know how to use it .we are glad to refund or resend for you ,ok?Hope to get your understanding ,
    Looking forward to your reply soon .
    Best regards,
    Amy
    webweb

    Don't know why they mention about a wireless router. I don't think it has anything to do with wireless. It's just a usb ethernet adaptor.

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Good day sir, I suggest you check your Lan cable cat 5, to see if its broken, the led mean link, since it is not lit up, the line I assume is broken. Im interested on your first ethernet hardware problem, why is it, that it does not work?

I may help, I'm assuming you are using a laptop, you should get a PCMCIA lan card, which much more compatibility.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

  • Jerry Umali Nov 17, 2009

    They may have the product mixed up with another product, the wireless one, anyway, get the refund and buy it with a PCMCIA LAN card which is much more compatible with your laptop.

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