I am using a Acer aspire 5610 laptop, around a year ago the NIC broke down, I just preferred using a USB-Lan converter instead of sending for repair. Everything was just fine. A week ago the USB-Lan converter stopped working. I bought a new one, checked on the same laptop was not working, I took it to the shop I bought we tested and it was working.
Anyway, after lots of experiment in office and home laptops/PCs, I found a fact and I was really surprised!
This converter works fine _if_ I connect a switch to the port, and get a cable from the switch and connect to the converter! but if I connect it directly to the port, it says a cable is unplugged!
I don't care about using a switch, I had one extra and just installed it, but I am really curious that how it's happening, and of-course if I can get the connection directly from the port its better.
(USB-Lan converter model: SR9600)
Thanks in advance.