Connect Your Laptop to the Internet without a Built-in Ethernet Port

Laptop computers are trending toward thinner models that do not include an Ethernet port. If you rely on Wi-Fi day-to-day, you may not notice the change. But in situations where Wi-Fi is weak or unavailable, you can count on a USB 3.0, 3.1 or USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter to get the signal you need.

No ethernet in laptops

The Lighter Laptop

As laptop users run more browser-based applications and store more files in the cloud, they require less local storage space. This, combined with smaller and more efficient processors, means laptops can afford to be thinner and lighter without sacrificing performance.

When laptop manufacturers shrink their products to facilitate more portability, some connectivity features may not “make the cut.” These often include the Ethernet port since it is, quite literally, thicker than the device.

Again, even if you typically use a wireless internet connection, consider some scenarios where an Ethernet connection might be missed:

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