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Any Raspberry Pi Alternatives with USB 3, Gigabit and maybe even SATA?

ODROID-XU4 lacks the features you marked as optional but has everything you require and is sold for $74 at the time of writing (with worldwide shipping) on hardkernel website, though the shop link ...
Dmitry Grigoryev's user avatar
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Single board computer with 2 GBit ethernet ports

There's apparently NUC style passively cooled machines meant for displays that would work. Discourse uses something very similar internally I've been toying with buying one of these and it probably ...
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Any Raspberry Pi Alternatives with USB 3, Gigabit and maybe even SATA?

Have you considered a low-end NUC for that use case? Probably too late here, but I have the exact same use case and wanted to share my solution and see if you managed to find an alternative. After ...
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Ethernet USB adapter NOT based on Realtek chip

Sure, there are adapters based on ASIX AX88179 chipset. For example Ugreen RJ45 USB Adapter - https://www.ugreen.com/collections/usb-ethernet-adapter/products/usb-3-0-to-gigabit-rj45-ethernet-adapter. ...
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Single board computer with 2 GBit ethernet ports

There is the x86 ODROID-H2 SBC which comes with 2 x 1 GBit ethernet, 2 x SATA, 2 x USB 3.0 (4 USB ports in total), 1 x M.2 NVMe and more. As of 2018-12, it's sold for $ 111. It's based on the Intel ...
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Ethernet USB adapter NOT based on Realtek chip

https://plugable.com/products/usb2-e100 USB2-E100 based on ASIX AX88772 I've used this extensively in windows 7, 10, and linux under SLES 11.4 and RHEL/CentOS 7.x with no problems. note this is an ...
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Ethernet over power (UK)

I have used Devolo dLAN 200AVs extensively in my UK home for about five years now, and they are great. I have about six of them, all single Ethernet port (multiport versions, which three Ethernet ...
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Rasperry Pi alternative with USB 3.0, Ethernet port, and casing?

Well I looked around the web, and I found these options: Pine64 The Rock64 or the RockPro64 are good options. As for today, these are the only ones with USB 3.0 from Pine64. Odroid You could also ...
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Small, cheap processor with serial port and internet access

Check this board "atmega328" with serial port around $2 / without serial port $1.5 on aliexpress A wireless shield will cost you around 1.5$ also on aliexpress Or this little guy ESP8266 the newer ...
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Are there USB hubs that connect to an Ethernet port?

If you are using Linux there is something called USB over IP. There are is even a tutorial on setting it up on Raspberry Pi. So grab a 30$ single board computer and you are done. There was some ...
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Why are ethernet connections disappearing from new laptops?

Probably fake answer that laptop manufacturers are gonna give you: yes, we need to make laptops thinner and ethernet ports are too big. Probably real answer: Cost saving. Good network controllers can ...
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Why are there no USB-c to USB-c ethernet cables?

As all new devices must have USB-C, this cable is going to be the single most popular cable type in future. Make sure it is also good for Thunderbolt [at least Thunderbolt 3], though both USB 4 & ...
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Hardware (PC parts) slotting website

You're probably wanting something like PC Building Simulator. It isn't free and it isn't a website, but it sounds like the program you are looking for.
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Is it possible to charge with USB-C PD, run 4k@60hz with HDMI, and run 3 USB 2.0 from a single USB-C hub?

We have USB type C docking stations that have 4 USB ports. 2 are USB 2.0, and 2 are USB 3.0 It provide 100% power to the laptop Gigabit networking They also run 2 1080p displays at the same time. I ...
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Is it possible to charge with USB-C PD, run 4k@60hz with HDMI, and run 3 USB 2.0 from a single USB-C hub?

A Thunderbolt 3 hub should work. If you are using a MacBook with a USB C port, it supports Thunderbolt. If you are using a Windows laptop, let me know what computer model is and I'll let you know if ...
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High range outdoors router?

In this case, I would suggest running an ethernet cable from the LTE access point to the place where you need the wifi signal and add the router there. While you may be able to find a router with a ...
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Hardrive case with WiFi and/or Ethernet interface

You might look at mixing a usb-to-sata connector (about £10 on amazon.co.uk) unless your discs are already usb, with something like the Verbatim 98243 MediaShare Wireless (about £10), or a router with ...
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Is there an adapter which allows an ethernet wired printer to be connected via wifi instead?

You can find the answer to your question on this same SE: Transmitting an NIC to NIC Ethernet connection wirelessly 30-50ft The device requires a power source and has a USB connector for that ...
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Where Can I Get a Durable cat 6 Ethernet cable

I first used "rugged ethernet connector" for search terms, but changed to "industrial ethernet connector" after seeing those terms in the search results. The above photo is courtesy of TE ...
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Gigabit LTE mobile routers with ethernet

The Huawei E5788u-96a is a LTE router with CAT16 speeds https://www.amazon.com.au/Huawei-E5788u-96a-1Gbps-Mobile-Globally/dp/B075KMWV9K Another option is the Huawei H112-372 https://www.router-...
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Transmitting an NIC to NIC Ethernet connection wirelessly 30-50ft

I've used a wireless ethernet bridge adapter to turn a wired network connection into a wireless. As shown in the photo, the RJ-45 connects to the previously wired device, while power is provided via ...
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STM32 Ethernet switch

You need a KSZ8863 - depending on version it has one MII or RMII and two 10/100BASE-T/TX phys. AFAIK it is supported by lwIP which is a go-to IP library in ST's ecosystem.
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Fanless mini-itx motherboard with a 4x-16x PCI-e slot for OpenBSD project?

Lowest Cost option: ECS KAM1-I (V1.0) AM1 $25 Number of Memory Slots 2×240pin Memory Standard DDR3 1600 non-ECC, Un-buffered Maximum Memory Supported 16GB Channel Supported ...
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Range extender via ethernet rather than WiFi

You can use normal WiFi Access Point routers for this. The one I use is the Foscam N300. It works great for both ends of this application. Just don't use the WAN ports unless you also intend to ...
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Decently priced 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches?

Absolute lowest price I could bring one down for is 185.73. You'll notice that regardless of your low port requirement this switch has 24 ports. This just happened to be cheaper than switches with ...
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Server KVM via ethernet

Google's giving me something close-ish as a first hit ("ethernet KVM switch" was what I used): switch - https://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-8-Port-CAT5-Switch-TK-CAT508/dp/B00I3GKLP2 USB cables(...
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Ethernet switch with ports at the front and back

Edit 2: There are some products now: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0CJ31DLRT as an example. There are various vendors who are all selling the seemingly same device. You can also find it on Aliexpress/ebay....
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Ethernet switch with ports at the front and back

Black Box has a 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch with support for Power of Ethernet, however it does cost a pretty penny. Which is closer to what you probably want, with the exception of the power ...
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