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Re: USB functionality

CrossingMidnite
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USB functionality

My new wifi router has a usb-3 port.  I tried making an ethernet connection to my PC by conecting with a usb-3 cable and failed.  Is this theoretically possible even?  There is no ethernet port on my Lenovo (WIN10) so it would be convenient if it is possible

Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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plemans
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Re: USB functionality

You can't use an adapter on the usb port on the router to add a port. 

You can use a usb 3.0 adapter on the laptop side and go ethernet to the r6700.  You would need to check which adapters are compatible with your laptop specifically. 

Current Setup: CM2000-> SXK30-> GS716v2-> Arris W31 x2-> Pi-hole->
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CrossingMidnite
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Re: USB functionality

USB3 to USB3. I was thinking that if my Lenovo can connect to the internet via a usb cable which has an ethernet plug on the other end, then it can receive/send the same when there is a usb plug on the other end.


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plemans
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Re: USB functionality

Unfortunately no, that won't work. You'd be better to spend the $ on a network switch if you need more ethernet ports for the router. 

Current Setup: CM2000-> SXK30-> GS716v2-> Arris W31 x2-> Pi-hole->
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myersw
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Re: USB functionality


@plemans wrote:

Unfortunately no, that won't work. You'd be better to spend the $ on a network switch if you need more ethernet ports for the router. 


Other option is to buy a USB to Ethernet dongle. They are not that expensive. Anker makes nice ones. Have used on my MAC Pro laptop.

--Bill
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CrossingMidnite
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Re: USB functionality

Excuse me? None of my ports are in use !!! !!! None. All empty sockets.
This topic us now all yours. I am starting a new one. Please stay out of it !

I did not run out of ethernet ports. I did not use an adaptor. I am not trying to increase the number of usb ports.
Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
Message 6 of 9
schumaku
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Re: USB functionality


@CrossingMidnite wrote:
USB3 to USB3.

Even if some USB standards allow using the same plug, it's still a USB host and a USB device. Two USB hosts can't be connected directly, and so can't two USB devices.

 

What's the point of (not) considering the suggested USB 3 to Gigabit Ethernet adapter on the Windows 10 system side?

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antinode
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Re: USB functionality

> My new wifi router [...]

 

> Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router

 

   Is that your "My new wifi router"?

 

> [...] has a usb-3 port. I tried making an ethernet connection to my
> PC by conecting with a usb-3 cable and failed.

 

   Ethernet and USB are two different things; incompatible physically,
electrically, logically.  Are you trying to say that you used some kind
of USB cable to connect your "My new wifi router" with your
(unspecified) "my PC"?  Or some kind of USB-Ethernet adaptor?  Or what?

 

> [...] Is this theoretically possible even? [...]


   Is _what_ theoretically possible?  Can USB used for a network
connection?  Sure.  Get a Rasberry Pi Zero, and that's about all you
_can_ do.  All you need is appropriate software on both ends.  And I
rather doubt that you'll find any such software on any Netgear router.

 

> [...] There is no ethernet port on my Lenovo (WIN10) so it would be
> convenient if it is possible

 

   Get a USB-Ethernet adaptor?  Use a wireless connection?  Many things
are possible.

 


> [...] I was thinking that if my Lenovo can connect to the internet via
> a usb cable which has an ethernet plug on the other end, then it can
> receive/send the same when there is a usb plug on the other end.

 

   There's more than "cable" in a USB-Ethernet adaptor.

 

 

> This topic us now all yours. I am starting a new one. Please stay out
> of it !

 

   You might consider the advantages of at least pretending to be grown
up.  Your original problem description was an ambiguous mess.  Expecting
anyone to extract your intended meaning from it was unrealistic.
Getting all huffy about unsuccessful attempts to determine what you
actually want to do is silly.

 

   If you do start another thread without providing a better problem
description, then you can reasonably expect similarly unsatisfactory

results.

Message 8 of 9
IrvSp
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Re: USB functionality


@CrossingMidnite wrote:

My new wifi router has a usb-3 port.  I tried making an ethernet connection to my PC by conecting with a usb-3 cable and failed.  Is this theoretically possible even?  There is no ethernet port on my Lenovo (WIN10) so it would be convenient if it is possible


Before you go of in a huff, let me take a whack at this?

 

Your router (no model number, but that doesn't pertain I think to the question) has a USB 3.0 port. Many do (and some have a USB 2.0 port as well).

 

You have a USB cable and you connected your PC to the route that way? Correct? You think it should then pass the Internet signal onto the PC, correct?

 

Sorry, it doesn't work that way. See :

 

https://kb.netgear.com/24693/How-to-access-your-USB-device-on-the-N450-CG3000Dv2

https://www.netgear.com/home/discover/apps/readyshare.aspx

http://www.zelect.in/router/what-is-the-use-of-usb-in-router

 

If you read this, you should understand what the USB port is used for.

 

So the answers you got are correct, either buy an Ethernet to USB or Wireless to USB device if you want the laptop to use the Internet.

 

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