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Questions tagged [adapter]

An adapter changes one physical form to another. Most commonly used to describe data cable changers (such as PS/2 to USB) and laptop power cords that convert AC power to DC for the computer.

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Dual monitor adapter compatibility for laptop

I bought a ICZI USB-C to HDMI + VGA adapter for my HP Sprectre x360 Model 13-ap0xxx, but the system does not detect the adapter. I am running Ubuntu 18.04. The USB-C to HDMI display adapter that came ...
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What are differences between VBoxVGA, VMSVGA and VBoxSVGA in VirtualBox?

VirtualBox 6.0 provides a new setting called Graphics Controller. There are four options to choose from: None VBoxVGA VMSVGA VBoxSVGA In the user manual I have found this information: Graphics ...
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Is it technically impossible for an SD card adapter to degrade performance under any condition?

This question is an off-shoot of Will there be a performance degradation when using a SD card with an adapter for a camera. That question asked whether using a microSD to SD adapter would degrade ...
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Will there be a performance degradation when using a SD card with an adapter for a camera [closed]

I am going to buy this camera with a 128 GB SD card. I would like to buy a Micro SD card instead of a full SD card as I can use the micro SD card with my phone to view the photos taken by the camera. ...
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Can't convert HDMI to DisplayPort - root cause?

I have a DisplayPort based monitor, and a laptop with a DP out. I recently got a second laptop with HDMI out, and went looking for a HDMI -> DP converter. I was very surprised to find that such a ...
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MacBook Pro (Early 2011) to USB 3.0

Here is my problem: A) Goal Connecting a MacBook Pro 13'', Early 2011 (MacBookPro8,1) to a Laptop Docking Station (Sabrent DS-RICA) via USB 3.0. B) Situation/Setup Said docking station only ...
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Router or adapter MAC address visible with javascript?

I would like to know when a site uses javascript is the MAC address of the specific router being used or that of the computer's adapter visible, which one?
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Mini DisplayPort to USB 3.0? Is it possible?

I think not. But maybe yes... Is it possible to make USB port from mini displayport in laptop by adapter or something? I know it is possible in reverse, but is it possible this way? I have mini ...
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How to connect a USB to SCSI-2 adapter to a SCSI-1 50 Pin Centronics Tape Drive?

I currently have a tape drive that looks like: where the right side is a SCSI-1 50 Pin interface. I have at my disposal a few USB to SCSI-2 adapters, such as the iomega scsi to usb adapter, and the ...
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Cannot set speed of USB adapter

SO, I have a USB 3 to Gigabit Ethernet adapter, When I try to change speed and duplex of this interface ethtool -s eth1 speed 1000 duplex full autoneg on I get: Cannot get current device settings:...
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Is the M.2 B+M, B and M key electrically identical for SATA?

I'm buying an adapter for a MacBook Air (2012) to be able to use an M.2 SSD in it. I'm assuming that the (very niche) slot in the MacBook itself only supports SATA and nothing else. My question is, ...
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USB keyboard and USB-to-PS/2 adapter scancode

I have configuration like this: USB keyboard ---> USB-to-PS/2 adapter ---> PS/2 port.Below is the image of the adapter. USB-to-PS/2 adapter My question is which scancode will be produced at the end ...
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My HP laptop and its charger are becoming incompatible

My HP power adapter (19.5 Volts) is unable to charge my laptop (HP 15G-BR016TX). These are the symptoms of the charging issue: 99% of charging attempts will not work. Rarely, however, it does work. ...
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Replacing 9v DC adapter with a 9v battery on a network switch

I have a small network switch powered by a 9v DC adapter. I want to connect multiple notebooks over cable outside, away from outlet. Would it be possible to connect the switch to a 9v battery? EDIT: ...
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DisplayLink vs Plugable vs Generic USB-VGA adaptor Performance [closed]

I am a new owner of Dell 7567 and planned to connect two external monitors to it, but unfortunately, the manufacturer only provided one HDMI port. So I google about it, and just found out that there ...
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USB to PS/2 Adapter

I have a follow up questions from a Q&A I was reading-up PS/2 vs USB keyboards: performance and energy consumption. I have USB to PS/2 adapter. I can attach it to a USB port on my computer and ...
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Is it possible to connect an USB-A PC to an USB-C hub over an adapter?

A bunch of details: the USB hub is built in a display Lenovo ThinkVision P27h everything works as expected when a laptop is connected to the display over USB-C 3.1 port on both sides: power delivery ...
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Identify a port on a SATA-to-USB Adapter

I'm searching for a good SATA-to-USB adapter. I found this one on Amazon which seems to have pretty good reviews. However the connector that the USB cable plugs into has a shape that I've never seen ...
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TP-LINK adapter TL-PA411 [closed]

I've been experimenting some issues with this PLC adapter. It has been working perfectly till now, but since 1 week ago the adapter stops working every day at 23:51, and I dont know when it starts ...
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Mini DisplayPort to DVI Dual-Link Adapter. Will it add some kind of latency?

I recently bought a 144hz / 1ms latency monitor with only a dvi connector for 144hz. My gaming laptop (hp omen 17-w201ns with gtx 1070) only have Mini Display Port connection. I have read that you ...
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Bluetooth adapter not detected on Linux

I've been using Arch Linux for a while and bluetooth has been working without issues. Now, for no explicable reason, Arch doesn't detect my bluetooth adapters anymore. I tried doing: $ sudo systemctl ...
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USB 3.0 to SATA adapter: power SSD with single cable?

Such adapters have 2 USB interfaces for additional power. I guess, as SSD uses way less power it can be powered using only one cable? Cause I don't have two same side on my laptop :)
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Teredo Tunneling Adapter is Non-Existant

So, I've been having some problems recently with my teredo adapter and I wasn't sure what was wrong. Until I looked in device manager and noticed it wasn't there. And yes, even with hidden devices ...
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How to modify a universal adapter tip?

There are two devices (Dell Latitude laptop and Acer Iconia A100 tablet) I have for which I wish I had a single power adapter (for travelling), so I purchased a universal adapter that met the proper ...
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HDMI signal over DVI port only supports 1080p

I recently got 3 QHD monitors (Lenovo L24p-10) with only 1x HDMI and 1x DP input ports. My graphic card (Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 OC) has 1x HDMI, 1x DP, 1x DVI-D and 1x DVI-I output ports. Connected ...
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Bluetooth won't work after running powertop -c

I'm on Manjaro Linux. I ran powertop -c, and after the calibration process, my bluetooth stoped working. Here are the ouputs of somme commands I ran: $ lsmod | grep bluetooth bluetooth ...
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My USB to Ethernet adapter seems to need a router connection to operate. Is this true?

I’ve a 2015 MacBook Pro with no physical Ethernet port. Occasionally I need to connect directly to a system of several devices on a Brainboxes SW-504 Ethernet switch. From an older MacBook with a ...
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How to prevent the PC(Host)'s internet browser to use the 2nd wireless adapter used by VMs (Guests)?

An intro must be provided so you could answer the question: On my Win10x64 PC (Host) I run lots of VMs (Guests) ; I've connected 2 wireless Adapters (A-A, A-B) to the Host which are connected to ...
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Do 2.5" SATA disks really need an external power source?

I have an USB-SATA/IDE adapter, such as this one: Since it was a cheap product from China, the power supply that was included in the packaging no longer provides enough power to spin up a disk. I ...
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USB-Ethernet adapter performance

If I use a USB to Ethernet converter, plugged in to a USB port, will I get the same network speeds as using a regular Ethernet port? USB3 is 5000mbps, so as long as I run the converter off a USB3 ...
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Surface Pro Charger making screeching sound when connected - is it safe?

I just bought a new Surface Pro 2 charger (12V 5A) and I notice that sometimes when I connect it, it makes a whirring sound like the one that used to come from really old modems. It is almost ...
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Power adaptor for a 1080 Ti graphics card

I have a 1080 Ti that requires two power connections: a 6-pin and a 8-pin. The power supply (the 700W in an HP-Z440 workstation) has more than enough raw power, but the connectors are an issue. It ...
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changing adapter name from hebrew to english

using: netsh interface ipv4 show interfaces i get the following outcome: Idx Met MTU State Name --- ---------- ---------- ------------ -----------------------...
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How to change name of connection in ipconfig

I typed in my cmd ipconfig /all, one of the items I recieved was: Wireless LAN adapter ‏‏חיבור מקומי* 13: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ...
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Weird input from keyboard using USB to PS/2 adapter/converter

I recently purchased a USB to PS/2 "converter adapter" that was advertised to need no drivers and just "plug and play." I have tested it with at least 5 different PS/2 keyboards and 2 different ...
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Hard drive in a notebook doesn't seem to work inside an adapter (optical drive replacement)

I have bought an SSD for my notebook (Aspire E5-571G, 2014 model), but because I didn't need a disc drive, I bought a cheap adapter/caddy (it didn't have a package or model number) where I could put ...
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Windows 10 WiFi Missing

Something to wrack your brains with. I'm currently in the process of trying to speed up a Toshiba Satellite something or other and I've come into a bit of a snag. I updated it to Windows 10 about a ...
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Alternating ethernet adapter settings?

I dual boot into Win-7 to run my Ethernet CNC Mill. Sometimes I need to use the same Ethernet Port to access the internet but this requires resetting my Ethernet Adapter Settings. Network and ...
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How can I mount 2.5“ SSDs in my Sun Ultra 24's 3.5” drive caddy system?

I've just acquired a Sun Ultra 24. Decent spec for its era, so still some life in it I think. It has 4 3.5" hard-drive caddys (I believe part number 330-2238 540-3024). They have plastic rails to ...
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How to find a wireless usb adapter supporting managed + ap mode combination?

I'm looking for a wireless usb adapters that could act both as a wireless client and an access point at once. It's almost impossible to tell by looking at vendors promotional material if any given ...
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Monitor AC power adaptors keep dying

After moving to a new apartment and using my computer for a few days, I heard a small explosion in the AC adaptor that powers my monitor, which of course got turned off. When I touched the adaptor, I ...
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Windows Disk Management incorrectly detects USB 3 drives over 2TB

Problem: Windows 10 Disk Management does not correctly detect drives over 2TB connected via USB 3.0 to SATA adapter. Instead of the correct size, it shows 16380GB (aka 16TB) no matter what drive I ...
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On Mounting a thumb drive as an internal disk using a sata adapter

My question is similar another one but I'm trying to do something realistic. Background Windows will not let you install the OS to a thumbdrive as it passes a flag when you plug it in that its a ...
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Battery is not charging on a Dell Vostro 3750

The chassis plug of this Vostro was broken off so I replaced it with a new one. After that I keep getting the message that the adapter is not recognized and that the battery will not charge. I also ...
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Laptop Adapter Voltage Measures Lower than Listing

A standard laptop PSU has a listed voltage of 18.5 Vdc. During a heat rate testing of the PSU, the output voltage was measured at only 15.1 Vdc, however, the laptop itself had a known system fault; ...
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Power cord for laptop power adaptor with different vottage.

Greeting's, I have googled this question but the answers seem confusing without much explanation. I would appreciate if the community here solves this once and for all. :) Real world scenario: My ...
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MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4g - converter

I recently assembled a PC. After I finished my build, I turned it on, but there was nothing on screen, just a black screen. If I test my PC with a borrowed HDMI monitor it works. I only have a VGA ...
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DVI-D Cat5e extender adaptor

I have seen these adapters "Mini-DVI graphics extension via Cat 5e/6" online from here. Looking at the specs of DVI-D it requires 18 conductors minimum. The adaptor uses a single ethernet cable of 4 ...
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How can I add more options under advanced tab of a network adapter?

I want to know how I can add more options on the "Advanced" tab of a network adapter. Others can change the MAC address from here but I can't ...I have to use Regedit and do a lot of complicated ...
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Can I use Wake on LAN with a Ethernet to WiFi adapter?

Can I use Wake on LAN with an Ethernet to WiFi adapter? I am not really sure if it would work. I couldn't find this question anywhere else. Power isn't an issue BTW. Here is the adapter I have https://...