I have 6 Plugable USB-ethernet adapters that I use with 4 chromebooks and 2 Asus Nexus tablets.
I just bought another one and it is slightly different from the older ones I have - the cord is shorter and the case around the ethernet is smaller.
The problem is that it just stops working for no reason. It feels very hot - like it is overheating. The lights stop working when this happens. Then it suddenly will come back and start working again, and then stop again.
However sometimes it won’t start even when I just open the chromebook and it is cool. I then have to completely restart the chromebook (shut down and restart) and then it works.
If I unplug the USB plug and then plug it in, it still won’t start. Note on my older ones if I did this, it would start right away.
I’m using this on a Chromebook Acer C720 4Gb 16Gb SSD.
Is it possible this one is defective? Or is this the way the new ones work? Can I get another of the older models?