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USB 2.0 Ethernet adapter for new X1 Carbon - can I use a generic ?

2014-06-24, 12:26 PM

The one end of my USB 2.0 Ethernet adapter for new X1 Carbon has broken, I need to buy a new one.

 

Do I have to use a Lenovo? Or can I buy a generic one?

 

Where is the best place to buy?   Best Buy?   I really can't wait to buy online, any suggestions for stores t buy it at?

 

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Re: USB 2.0 Ethernet adapter for new X1 Carbon - can I use a generic ?

2014-06-24, 12:57 PM

A generic adapter should work just fine although you may need to install drivers for it.

 

Incidentally the new 2nd gen X1 Carbon uses a proprietary connector, not USB. You can buy a replacement for it from Lenovo or less expensively by googling on the FRU number and buying from an independent seller. The advantage of using the proprietary adapter rather than a generic USB adapter is that it saves the USB ports for other uses.


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