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USB ethernet speed issue

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-I have a laptop that:
      -doesn't have an ethernet port
      -has wireless N support

-I purchased the following usb/ethernet adapter for my laptop from ebay:   http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250781080553

Here are my results:
      -My ISP's advertised DL speed = 30 Mbps
      -My desktop's WIRED DL speed = 31 Mbps
      -My laptop's WIRELESS-N DL speed = 28 Mbps
      -My laptop's WIRED DL speed (I disconnected wifi on my laptop and used the usb/ethernet adapter from ebay) = 7 Mbps

What gives? The ebay item says it supports "10/100Mbps", but I am only getting 7 Mbps. Do I need another type of adapter (such as a 1000 Mbps adapter or a USB 3.0 adapter)? Please clarify.
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