Are USB ethernet adapters reliable long term? Anyone used one in a production environment?

Are USB ethernet adapters reliable long term? Anyone used one in a production environment?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mine is almost 1 years old, so I cannot give you any information, but if unsure just get a PCIE Card.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thinkpad with usb eth was my main router for 3 years, worked fine
    only "problem" was the adapter being 100mbps

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >100mbps
      Is that slow now?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It was slow 20 years ago holy shit

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It depends on how much data you're moving. 4k streaming needs more, but browsing IQfy doesn't.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I would cut my veins if I had to use 100mbps again after 10 or so years of using it at home

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            after 10 years of using gigabit* at home.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            whinny ass homosexual, 1mbps is enough for everything

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >4k streaming needs more
            No, it absolutely doesn't unless you are streaming trying to stream ProRes. Even a Blu-Ray doesn't have a bitrate high enough to saturate a 100BASE-T link. I agree with you that Gigabit is quite convenient when moving files around though.

            https://i.imgur.com/hRFUPN0.jpeg

            Are USB ethernet adapters reliable long term? Anyone used one in a production environment?

            Why wouldn't they be reliable? At this point, they are a mature technology and their drivers are usually fine.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          dawg I am living on capped 25mbps

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm old too and one of my sci-fi moments was having to upgrade my 100Mbps equipment because my upstream was faster.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just upgrade with a USB type c and 2.5gbps Ethernet port

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Works fine when the board ethernet stops working for some reason. 100Mbps is fine for most users.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not exactly the same, but a usb wifi adapter fricked up my ports.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Was it one of those giant heavy ones and it put too much weight and stress on the ports?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        not at all, it was connected with a cable, zero physical stress. I think it overheated the port or some shit like that. Connection died whenever I used torrent at full speed and had to rotate ports, until they finally started to die, it was a tplink device.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm surprised no companies have made one that is externally powered and only uses the usb port for data

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just like with any tech if you buy a cheap piece of Chinese shit it will explode and catch fire after one year of use.

    If you are buying decent branded ones, USB to Ethernet is solid and will last forever, albeit limited by your USB transfer speed.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    USB does GbE and faster just fine.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not really. They can fail in strange ways, I've had one that stopped transmitting vlan packets.

    Use a quad port pcie nic

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imaged a couple thousand pcs with one, buy a quality one and you should be good

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have used a few of them over the years
    some USB-A and some USB-C
    used on mac, linux, and windoze
    haven't had any issues with them
    the one in your pic looks a bit dated

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some older lower end arm machine literally use usb dongles soldered to their main board for ethernet ports. Including routers. Only thing that could go wrong is if somebody pulls it out somehow, but technically, you could glue it in, if that is a possibility.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they do, i think only rpi4 and 5 have their own usb root hub to avoid bottlenecks

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