How to use an ethernet port as a USB port (not the other way around)

acook12288

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Here's the sitrep, both of the USB ports on my laptop decided to not work anymore, took it to the IT department at my school and they said the USB chip was "shot" and that it would cost me upwards of $150 for a whole new port to fix (very well could've been lying too me but I tried everything to fix the USB port). The only other port I have on my laptop (Toshiba with Windows 7) is a an ethernet port which still works fine. I found a cheap ethernet male to USB female converter on amazon for like $2 and the components all fit but I couldn't make it work on my computer. Below is the device name, any advice?

USB Type A to RJ45 Ethernet Adapter F/M


 

210gray

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