Why not just purchase a router instead and use the wifi already on your laptop, assuming it has it. If not, a USB wifi device is a lot easier to setup.
I've been trying to crack this for the past week and I still haven't figured it out. I bought this USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter from CableMatters because I need to connect via Ethernet for college and my laptop does not have an Ethernet port. My laptop is an Acer Aspire S7-392 9890 and I just upgraded to Windows 10. I have also installed all the up-to-date drivers from their website.
When I plug in the USB 3.0 to Ethernet adapter into my laptop, it brings up the "Installing new Driver Software" dialog box and installs it. I can see it clearly in the Device Manager (ASIX AX88179 USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter).
However, my laptop isn't detecting this an Ethernet connection. Rather, it does absolutely nothing. I could not find an Ethernet or LAN option under the Network Sharing and Center. If I disable Wi-Fi it still won't connect.
Is there something I'm doing wrong or can I not do anything?