Hi. I need to use my gigabit fiber on my Sleekbook 15, but I'm limited to 100mbps thru the RJ45 by the laptop's NIC.
I can't upgrade my 2.4GHz RT3290 (~50mbps) wifi card with a better one because, according to HP's official repair guide, there are just 5 WIFI cards whitelisted by HP, but NONE of this are above bgn standards... (http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03597013.pdf)
If my laptop's NIC's limit is 100mbps using the RJ45, will a USB Ethernet Gigabit Adapter (TP-Link UE300) work at "Gigabit" speed, connected thru the USB 3.0 (at least 3-400mbps)?
I'm asking this because I found just confusing threads on forums, saying that HP motherboards will STILL LIMIT the ethernet speed to the NIC's default (100mbps in my case), even if it's connected thru the USB3.0.
Is this true?
The adapter I want to buy is the TP-Link UE300. Will a Cat6 work at "acceptable" speed on my laptop?
Also, it's somehow possible to "override" the HP's WIFI cards whitelist, to upgrade to an AC one?
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