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Can the HP ENVY - 15-as103na have a separate ethernet adapter fitted?

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Hello, I have a 2016 HP ENVY - 15-as103na,  There is no ethernet socket so it has to rely on wireless internet.

This seems very slow. 


i am assuming this is the wirelexx connector/adapter.  However it might be that the laptop still has a spinning HDD drive (which i plan to replace)  It is a 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA drive


I tend to runb laptops in the home with cat 5 fopr better connections.  is there a way to do this on the HP Envy?  or is this a characteristic caused by the slow drive.  


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If your notebook does not have an ethernet adapter, you can purchase a USB to RJ-45 gigabit ethernet adapter and plug it into your notebook's USB3 port to get close to gigabit connection speeds.


GTMEDIA USBA to Ethernet Adapter, Gigabit Ethernet Internet Connector, USB 3.0 AM to RJ 45 LAN Netwo...


Your notebook's wireless network adapter should have a maximum throughput of 867 MBPS on the 5.0 GHz wifi band with an AC router.


I have the same model wifi adapter and consistently get 200 MBPS download speeds.

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You are right, your machine does not have RJ-45 port. You have to use USB adapter. I'm using the following one




And I've got 2 more USB-3 ports (when connect to USB-3).


There are many around, you can get 7-port adapters


Sorry. Paul already replied. One more thing I would like to say: Please use CAT 5E or CAT 6 cable, CAT 5 may be a bit slower.



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