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Wired (not Wi-Fi) internet connection

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I have a wifi only Acer chromebook. I also wanted an option of a wired connection when I go visit my sister who doesn't have a wifi router. I bought the "Trendnet TU2-ET 100" USB to 10/100Mbps Adapter and it works, I am using it now as I type this message. It works right out of the box, you can ignore the included setup DVD. I got it from Amazon for $17.69. TRENDnet USB to 10/100Mbps Adapter TU2-ET100: Electronics

Google's help on this says a wired (USB) connection take priority over wireless and it seems to work that way. Instead of wifi bars in the upper right corner of the screen I have an icon that looks like an Ethernet port.

Russ :D
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I wonder if broadband usb sticks work on Chrome OS as well because I have a virgin mobile 760.
I think that might be a 'suck it and see' thing. My HTC Desire has a tethering app that comes as part of the Sense Android add-ons, but this requires a special driver on Windows and doesn't work at all on the Chromebook.

I guess anything that announces itself as a generic USB network adapter should work, but anything that would require a driver to be installed won't. It would be interesting to hear about people's experiences.
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