Tag Archive: Ethernet


Add an Ethernet port to your laptop with this $8 TP-Link USB adapter

Better than wireless.

This TP-Link foldable USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet network adapter is down to $ 7.99 on Amazon. That price is its lowest ever and even $ 2 better than the last deal we shared. This adapter fluctuates a lot in price but regularly sells for around $ 15 and often much higher.

If you’ve got a laptop with limited ports, but you’re sick of the instability of wireless internet, then you want this adapter.  [Read More…]

Why you should be using ethernet to play your PlayStation 4 online

Enjoy more network stability with an ethernet connection!

Getting a wired Ethernet connection setup for your PS4 isn’t always the easiest task to achieve. While setting up a wireless connection acquires little more than a wireless router, a hardwired connection can be a bit more complex. Depending on your situation you may need to go out and purchase a longer Ethernet cable and there may even be drilling required.

If setting up an Ethernet connection is such  [Read More…]

Best Ethernet Adapters for Chromecast or Fire TV Stick

Hardwired internet for your favorite streaming stick.

Streaming sticks have gotten extremely popular in the last few years. For well below $ 100, you can add streaming support to any TV, smart or otherwise, and start watching your favorite shows, movies, and videos on sites like Hulu, Netflix, and YouTube.

Two of the most popular streaming stick options are the Google Chromecast and the Amazon Fire TV Stick, both of which are priced around $ 40 or  [Read More…]

How to make your own Ethernet cable

You can make your own Ethernet cable to achieve lengths that are more useful and save some money in the long run. Here’s how.

Whether you want to make some cabling of a specific length or just wish to have a little more fun than picking up Ethernet cables from your local store, it’s actually an easy and straightforward task to make your own. This process can also help you repair damaged cable in the home or  [Read More…]

Google introduces all new Chromecast Ethernet adapter

Google’s Chromecast is a great device for streaming your favorite media to your HDMI equipped TV. The inherent weakness of the device is its reliance on a wireless network in order to operate. Sometimes you just don’t have the coverage to reliably reach the area where your Chromecast connected TV is situated. The new Chromecast Ethernet adapter, announced today, allows your Chromecast to be used with wired connections or even a powerline adapter.

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Ethernet adapter for Chromecast makes its way to the Google Store for $15

If you are looking to use a Chromecast in an area that doesn’t get a great wireless signal, or you want to avoid using wireless all together, Google’s latest accessory for the device is a must have. Now available in the Google Store is an Ethernet adapter for the Chromecast, that lets users plug their Ethernet cable right into the wall wart.

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The Nexus Player works with external storage and USB ethernet

An update to our Nexus Player review …

Here’s a quick update to our Nexus Player review, as we’ve continued to explore what the little Android TV puck can do. As a reminder, there are three ports on device. HDMI for getting audio and video into a TV (either directly or through a receiver; either works fine), a power port for the ASUS wall wart, and microUSB.

It’s that last one that we’ve been experimenting with,  [Read More…]