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Re: convert between ethernet and usb

On Saturday 07 November 2015 18:48:34 Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 07 November 2015 09:44:34 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> > On Saturday 07 November 2015 13:59:47 Renaud  OLGIATI wrote:
> > > On Sat, 7 Nov 2015 11:21:18 +0000
> > >
> > > Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > !!!  In which country do ordinary hardware stores stock _slightly_
> > > > arcane IT products??  Or, come to that, any IT products to speak
> > > > of?
> > >
> > > Living in Darkest Paraguay, I have had no problem getting Trendnet
> > > USBToRJ45 adapters sent from Amazon.
> >
> > I don't regard Amazon as an ordinary hardware store.  You have
> > over-snipped the quotation.  I could easily buy one reasonably locally
> > - but not in a hardware store, ordinary or otherwise.  The OP said: "
> > You could find it on an ordinary hardware store. It's really cheap."
> > Cheap is relative too.
> >
> > Lisi
> Lisi, you are in jolly Olde England, where the populous expects to have
> to go to a specialty supplier for such.

Yes - and is less rich than you lot!  Cheap is relative.  Though I have found 
some after all this on Amazon at around £10 (ten UKP).  The most local I 
could find, which is certainly not our local hardware store, but is not a 
specialist shop either, nor even in my village, (larger than your town, Gene) 
had two:  one at £79.00 and one at £29.00.  And it is a train ride away.  The 
nearest computer store, which would certainly have one, needs a taxi.  There 
are plenty in London, of course.  Note, pounds not dollars.  Mind you, the 
computer shop has a good range:


And fairly cheaply.  Provided that you have a reasonable income, which not 
everyone has.


> But lets put this in the Paraguay context from long distance crystal ball
> gazing.
> As an old Iowa farm kid, if the Monkey-Ward or Snears & Row-it-back
> catalog didn't have it, and you had already checked the local hardware
> store, you did without, but I'd suspect his local hardware store in
> Paraguay would be at least as well stocked as our small town (pop 270)
> hardware store was in the 1950's era. I don't recall ever going in it
> and coming out without a workable solution for whatever this guy, who
> was a "geek" before the word was invented, was making at the moment.
> Cheers, Gene Heskett

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