• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Barney

    We use these on a large scale in our company 70+. We haven't had any issues with them. (Sure some broke, but things break after a lot of use) Some we have had for two years and are still going.

    The people complaining about them breaking after 2 months are clearly just mistreating them. Leaving them plugged in when carrying the laptop in a bag, or resting the laptop on its side with it still plugged in. (I've seen this many times before). I'm sure if you take it to apple, and it is a genuine fault not caused by you they will replace it for you.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really useful piece of kit.

    • Written by from Reading

    I've had one of these for the last for the last 3 years with my Macbook air and it's been very reliable and quick. I would qualify this by saying that i use it infrequently when there is no wifi or if I need a fast hardwired connection.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Convenient

    • Written by from Binbrook

    I added this to my toolbox years ago and it sure has come in handy. Never had to configure it - It just works. One drawback, of course, is that it is not Gigabit. If you have a machine with Thunderbolt grab the other adapter instead.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on my Mac mini, and Mac Pro

    • Written by from Petaluma

    To end the discussion of this adaptor only working with the Mac Book air... it works fine on both my Mac mini early 2007 vers, as well as my Mac Pro early 2009 vers. I plugged it in and both computers recognised it in the network section of System Preferences. I was able to set it up as a static, or DHCP connection. Very fine product.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Use it for international travel

    • Written by from Brisbane

    Use this for international travel and it is great

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This works on my iPad 4

    • Written by from cardiff

    That's right, it works on iPad 4. iOS 7.1

    You'll also need the official Apple lightening to USB camera adaptor. And because of the iPad's power requirements you'll need a powered usb hub. With all that in place its quite stright forward. The ethernet adapter goes into one of the slave ports on the hub. The camera adapter connects to the hub's main output. Then you turn off wifi and airport mode. The result is a faster secure internet.

    So far no problems with the Ethernet adaptor.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well, but power-hungry

    • Written by from Wellington

    I bought this to use at work, connecting to a wired network. The device works well, and I've had no issues with networking. However, it does use a lot of power, heating up considerably, which means it's using most of the USB power available, so although there's a useful extra USB port provided, you wouldn't want to have anything attached that draws power. Also, you'll notice considerable battery drain, so access to a power outlet for your charger may be necessary.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wow....

    • Written by from Springfield

    Figures that I have to buy a separate attachment for ethernet because I have an apple product. Someone tell me why every other laptop on earth has it built in and macbooks don't, this makes my new macbook purchase less exciting even though I already was aware of the seperate CD drive for 80$...

    9 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    cheap material

    • Written by from LONDON

    I have had no problem with the actual hardware of the adaptor. It always worked like a charm. But the quality of the cable is poor to say the least. I had the cable for almost 2 years now and the rubber has disintegrated, leaving the internals of the cable exposed. You might think, well 2 years... but £25 pounds for an adaptor for a macbook air (that does not have an ethernet port) I think it should last way longer than that! Also, considering I live in the UK there is not even the excuse of extreme heat that might have "cooked" the cable coating.

    Shame that some of those apple products are so poor and cheap.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Upgraded from macbook air to pro and got screwed

    • Written by from SEATTLE

    This adapter worked with my mid-2013 macbook air. I just purchased a late-2013 macbook pro and now this USB Ethernet Adapter no longer works!

    24 of 26 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.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works until it doesn't

    • Written by from Lock Haven

    I bought a new Macbook Retina Pro. And this adapter, after two other "regular" USB/Ethernet products simply wouldn't work. So then I had to buy the Apple one, surprise. And it was fine, for 8 months but over time the cord split & finally stopped working- because what moron would expect it to work with so much use & frequent bending. So I'm back, to donate another $30 to Apple to "upgrade" & get a Thunderbolt one. Which will do the same thing in approximately the same amount of time/use. Which I have to say, I don't appreciate laying out this much money & not having a regular wired ethernet option right in the extremely expensive machine itself. Or a free lifetime supply of these ridiculous cables. We don't care to have our wireless connection on day & night, preferring a wired connection. This is ridiculous.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after a month

    • Written by from Great Missenden

    I brought this a while ago, and it worked perfectly for about a month, before entirely stopping working and not being recognised. I have been careful with it and it seems to be a software problem, the actual adapter is physically fine. I have spoken to apple customer support and they were useless. Definitely save your money and buy a cheaper one, you will not be better off with an apple one, as I trusted I would have been.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from WERRIBEE

    It is really good. I use it on my macbook pro and it has never dropped out. Little overpriced though... But hey, its apple and it works great.

    I'm pretty happy with it

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage!

    • Written by from Tempe

    I would give 0 stars if it were possible!
    Does not work with updated MBAs without 3rd party drivers. I would have spent less money on a 3rd party adapter if I knew this was the case. I will be returning this piece of garbage in the morning for a full refund. Cannot begin to explain how disappointed I am with Apple's laziness and lack of patches for such a simple fix.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 2 months

    • Written by from LONDON

    Same as the other reviews- after 2 months usage simply stopped connecting to the internet. No visible wear and had not been carrying it around or using it roughly. Simply used it 5 days a week, 9-5 for 2 months, detaching it 1-2 times a week to move my laptop and it suddenly stopped working yesterday- shocked at the poor quality, given the price tag.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not good for more advanced users.

    • Written by from Milwaukie

    This is great for browsing the web, but if you have custom network configurations or other than native DNS configurations this will NOT work. The adapter acts like a separate device that simply shares and redistributes its internet to the laptop(therefore losing any extra info, including the set IP in the process).

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works really flawless

    • Written by from Willemstad

    I got one today as i think my ethernet port is broken. The sales man said it could get the speed of USB 2 so i was thinking about the 450Mbs but never really gets to that speed. did some tests. First day i got it it went to about 6.7 MB/s, today i just went to 4.7 MB/s. My wifi is even faster, only problem is i use this for my lacie cloudbox and using wifi makes the finder stop every time.

    But the device works very easily, simply plugin n play. Im going to try a USB 2 10/100/100 as well and see what this does. Wish they hadnt put the ethernet port directly on the logic board. Pretty expensive repair for such a small thing!!!

    2 of 2 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful