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Usb C to Ethernet

Hi guys,

I've got a question and i couldn't find the answer on the Internet (yes i really tried).
Why is there no direct cable from usb-c male to RJ45 (ethernet male) ?
There are only adapters on the market. Do we need the adapter itself to "convert" the signals ? However, why isn't there a direct conversation inside the cable itself available (when it's necessary to have that), i mean HDMI to usb-c is available as well..

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Not sure why there would be a requirement for a

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USB-C Male to RJ45 Male.
Apple sells a Belkin USB-C to RJ45 Female, which is the normal configuration one would expect to find on a computer with native network connectivity.

Yes, of course you need an adapter to convert the USB signal to something that ethernet understands and the same applies to VGA, DVI and HDMI.


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In reply to: Not sure why there would be a requirement for a

yeah, i already guessed that conversation is needed. However, as i previously mentioned, there are cables like HDMI to usb c and vice versa, even VGA and DVI to usb c is possible, where this conversation are both done in the cable itself.

My university currently only offers ethernet connection as they want to setup their wifi support from the ground. This unfortunately takes time Sad

It's really annoying that i always have to take an adapter and an ethernet cable with me, as i'm using ethernet at home as well (so yeah i forget that ****** adapter very often).

So, is it impossible to convert these usb signals inside the cable?
(I mean the video cables obviously are able to ..?
)Or isn't there just a possible solution yet ?

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"inside the cable"

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If the electronics to do the conversion fit inside the cable, yes. I do run into folk that want it to be "just a cable" and can't guess why they ask that. Maybe they want it to be just wiring but signals on USB-C are not compatible with Ethernet or VGA so there are chips and such to do the conversion. The electronics may or may not fit inside the cable as a lump in the cable or a small box at the end or the middle.

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