Easily connect your MacBook Air computer to an Ethernet network with the Apple USB Ethernet Adaptor. Small and light, it connects to the USB 2.0 port of your MacBook Air and provides an RJ-45 connector that supports 10/100BASE-T performance.
What's in the Box?
- Apple USB Ethernet Adaptor with built-in 4.6-inch USB cable
- User's Guide
- USB 2.0
- 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
- Mac OS X v.10.4.8 or later
- MacBook Air computer with available USB 2.0 port
Ratings & Reviews
Stopped working 2 months after buying it. Definitely not made for everyday use. Pick it up if you are really desperate for an ethe rnet connection for a short period of time. …
- Written by Yichen J from Waterville
59 of 67 people found this useful
Stopped Working after a couple of months
Like the title says, after a few months it just stopped working.
- Written by Jason M from Wien
52 of 61 people found this useful
Disgraceful price and stops working in a few months
Like previous reviews it stopped working after a few months!
I am very gentle and careful with all my electronic items! There is no visible wear or anything like that, just all of a sudden I just couldn't get internet anymore. For the price it really doesn't last - Apple needs to sort this out as they obviously are not built for the long run! Going to pursue getting my money back! …
- Written by Tiffany C from Oakwood
36 of 37 people found this useful
Does job ok. Needs updating.
Seems to work fine. Had it on the desk for 3 months with everyday use. Had a slight issue with the USB being recognised when slott ed in, but not sure if that's the port on the new MBA or the adaptor. Mainly just find that USB 2.0 and 100/T is all very slow and old tech. I know that there's a 1000/T thunderbolt, but I'm using that port already.. come on apple, time for an update. …
- Written by Roger G from Wantage
9 of 12 people found this useful
doesnt work in china?
bought this from the apple store to use in china hotels, where there is mostly ethernet cable connection, not wireless. however it didnt work, not in any of the 4 hotels i tried. i kept getting the message that i was not connected to the internet. dont know if this is a particular problem with china, or i got a bum connector. …
- Written by susanmary H from Chiavari
11 of 20 people found this useful
A very poor standard.
I never normally review products but I think it's important for this item as apple desperately need to do something about the qual ity. Mine broke 3 weeks after I got it and I am not careless with my products. It was a hardware problem too, which really surprised me - I could actually here the wires moving inside the plastic. I hope apple can improve these soon as it has made me consider switching products as I can now empathise with the complaints that say apple is 'locked in'. …
- Written by Eva N from London
27 of 27 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Will this work with the new MacBook Pro with Retina display announced June 2012? It is not listed in the compatibility section.
- Asked by Zachary Y from Black Diamond
Yes, but you are better off with the Apple Ethernet to Thunderbolt adapter which gives you gigabit s peeds (Cat 6 cable) vs the slower megabit USB solution (Cat 5) …
- Answered by Stephen I from San Jose
- Asked by Kimberly C from Mckinney
Apple makes a small portable device called a airport express that can turn a wired connection into a wifi connection for iPads. …
- Answered by William B from Maryville
- Asked by Sheri B from Newtown
No answers yet
Will this adapter work better than the wifi connection eliminating or minimizing video streaming freezes?
- Asked by Shane G from Cranberry
Yes, it is always better to use a hardwired connection for video streaming. However, there are many possible reasons for a video stream to freeze/buffer so this may not solve your problem. …
- Answered by Dan W from Brooklyn
Yes, Mac OS even on a non-laptop will recognise this as an Ethernet device.
- Answered by James G
So i have a ford would it work if i plugged this cord into my SYNC USB system in the car. and also is there a monthly fee for the internet
- Asked by Fdajkfjdg G from Huntsville