• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works perfectly but requires drivers from manufacture

    • Written by from Woodstock.

    you will need to install additional drivers.
    Not the usual apple experience, plug and play stuff!
    once you have it installed it is a really neat little addition to any late macbook.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Reliable

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I bought this adapter in 2012 but have never wrote a review since then, because it has not malfunctioned. Obviously, it works well.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly on mac mini

    • Written by from Kamloops

    I have two of these for a 2011 mac mini that I use as a firewall and they both work flawlessly.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Cambridge

    I've used this for the past 2years and it has connected perfectly everytime which includes connection to my virtual XP machine via VMware Fusion

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solved Streaming Problem

    • Written by from Harrisburg

    Excellent product. It worked immediately the first time that I tried it. No problems at all, and no set-up required other than plugging it in to my MacBook Air. It boosted my connection speed enough, compared to wifi, to overcome a problem that I was having streaming high-res content from an unusually demanding source. Highly recommended for any MacBook Air user who occasionally needs Ethernet.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected so far

    • Written by from Georgetown

    I'm maxing out my 30Mbit connection to my MacBook Air.

    I just wish there was a nice dock I could use with my MBA. Too many cables to manage between my external drives, monitors etc.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    For business travel

    • Written by from Lake Ridge

    sometimes hotel wifi is not that its all cracked up to be, i bought this for my airbook, worked instantly with no problems. very happy.

    36 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on iMac

    • Written by from Ladera ranch

    Contrary to what the salesperson at the Apple store said (and what the online description would have you believe), this STILL works just fine on iMac's. I'm running 10.7.3 Lion and no issues.

    Plug in and you're online, doesn't get easier than that...

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It does work with Mac mini

    • Written by from Champaign

    As of now, 2/2012. I am using this on a Mac Mini (mini 3.1, 2009) with Lion (10.7.3). Plug and play, works great. Replaced a DLink DUB-E101 which does not work with Lion.

    There was a review that suggested that this no longer works for mini's after 10.6.6, and that this only works for Macbook air. I was worried about this when I ordered, but it worked fine for me. That reviewer reported using the server version of mac os, so maybe that is a different problem.

    49 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug in and away, excellent!

    • Written by from Stoke on Trent

    I've just purchased one of these for my late 2008 MacBook Air that only has one USB port.
    I've plugged the adapter into my Belkin powered hub and it works great, I can access my other Mac on the network a lot faster.

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked out of the box

    • Written by from Santa Clarita

    I plugged this in and DHCP picked up an address right away. No configuration was necessary. I ran a LAN speed test using the following setup: Macbook air mid 2011 running OS X 10.7.2 with the network adapter plugged into a USB hub (built into my LA2405 display), VMware windows 7 virtual machine with a shared NAT network connection. I got a result of about 81Mbps write speed and 55Mbps read speed. This is not bad considering the layers I'm working through in my corporate network and we don't have a gigabit backend. I needed a solid connection because the wifi at work drops out if inactive for even a minute. This serves a very important purpose.

    Considering this item is more expensive than a non-apple product, I would still buy Apple because as an Apple product, I am confident that a high level of testing has occurred between the interaction of this and other Apple products. I like to think that Apple will be more inclined to fix any issues (and do it faster than a third party) should they arise in the future due to the interaction of one or more Apple products.

    34 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    buy it now

    • Written by from Nashville

    buy this adapter now
    when you need it you’ll be so happy you have it

    18 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome tiny thing :-P

    • Written by from Kongens Lyngby

    I have a friend who visits me a lot,
    and now he can connect to the internet through my iMac! Success :-P
    .. AND, my friend's computer is a PC!
    It took some minutes to get it working, i don't know if this is required,
    but try setting this, if it doesn't work after 3 minutes:
    "System Preferences/Sharing/Internet Sharing", and enable it.

    It could be made more easy, with a little software in the adapter.
    So it can work faster and easier, user friendly.
    That was my only little thing, everything seems to work as it should.
    (Remember it uses the same ethernet connector,
    same net = slower at, example: both computers streaming)

    13 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent piece of hardware!

    • Written by from Green Bay

    It does exactly what it's supposed to do. I knew ahead of time that it wouldn't give me gigabit speed. After all, it's utilizing a USB 2.0 port. However, it's still much faster than WIFI. FYI to the complainers, USB 2.0 speed is 480Mbps. That's all the faster that you will ever get with this, when using USB 2.0.

    I also read some reviews stating that the adapter doesn't work with Lion. That is false. I'm using it with the latest Macbook Air, running Lion. It's plug and play.

    I couldn't be happier! This is a very convenient little piece of hardware.

    52 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    good device to speed up

    • Written by

    this device speed up my connection to internet. no regret at all!!! easy to set up!!

    31 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does its job

    • Written by from Lincoln University

    Does its job without trouble. Total plug-and-play. 100% compatibility as expected.

    Some people have complained that it's not gigabit ethernet, but do realize that this is a USB adapter and no USB 2.0 device is going to get anywhere close to gigabit ethernet speeds. Don't bother with those - attempting to get drivers to work isn't worth the headache.

    32 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised.

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    Unfortunately, folks don't always fully understand the numbers they read.

    First, this adapter works fine on a MacBook Air running Lion. Plug and play.

    Second, this isn't a 1000Mbps Ethernet adapter, and has never been advertised as one. The USB bus wouldn't support that kind of transfer speed. The adapter tops out at 100Mbps because that's the only common-denominator speed between Ethernet and USB; there's no such thing as "480Mbps Ethernet," so you can't "fully utilize" the USB bus potential. Ethernet is either 10, 100, or 1000 for most desktop/laptop computers; 100 is the fastest that USB can handle. If you purchase this (or did so already) expecting faster speeds, then you had bad expectations.

    So this works as advertised.

    66 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Lion

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Unlike the previous commenter, my experience with a 2011 MacBook Air 13" in Lion has been nothing but positive. I plugged the adapter in and it worked just as expected. Good stuff!

    49 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very satisfied with the adapter

    • Written by from Nacka

    I have a Macbook Pro with a broken ethernet card and I cannot use wifi so I decided to buy this adapter. However, the package says MacBook Air only - and in the retail store (macoteket.se) they were not very helpful, they just said what was on the package and didn't event wanted to try the adapter with a different Mac. When I came home, I just plugged the adapter in and voila - my mac announced the USB Ethernet was found and that I can check it in the Network Preferences and I got connected.

    What I like on this adapter is the cable between the USB and ethernet sockets which makes it really more usable and prettier. The price is also VERY nice. My OS is Snow Leopard 10.6.7.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic! Turn your Mac mini (Server) into a gateway/proxy/firewall.

    • Written by from Brisbane

    Someone else wrote that this stopped working on his Mac mini Server after upgrading to 10.6.6 but I think something went wrong for him - I've just bought this and already have 10.6.7 and it works fine on my Mac mini Server (and my MacBook) so I'm very pleased, nothing wrong with this and I can use my Mac mini Server as a gateway/firewall/proxy for my internal network separating it from my external gateway.