Apple USB Ethernet Adapter

Apple USB Ethernet Adapter

RM 99.00

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 86 reviews

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Product Information

  • Easily connect your MacBook Air computer to an Ethernet network with the Apple USB Ethernet Adapter. 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 Adapter with built-in 4.6-inch USB cable
    • User's Guide
  • Tech Specs

    Connections

    • USB 2.0
    • 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
  • System Requirements

    • Mac OS X v.10.4.8 or later
    • MacBook Air computer with available USB 2.0 port

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Now Only Works With MacBook Air

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    This little gem used to be the device of choice for adding a second Ethernet interface to a Mac Mini Server and I'd been using one This little gem used to be the device of choice for adding a second Ethernet interface to a Mac Mini Server and I'd been using one that way for about a year. After doing a software update to 10.6.6 it stopped working. Forewarned is forearmed – it appears that Apple is finally enforcing the MacBook Air system requirement. Bummer. Two stars for downgraded functionality.

    • Written by from Port Orchard

    831 of 990 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Now Only Works With MacBook Air
  • It just works, like all Apple products!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchased this for my MacBook Air and it works flawlessly! I use wifi 90% of the time, but for those rare occasions that wired is Purchased this for my MacBook Air and it works flawlessly! I use wifi 90% of the time, but for those rare occasions that wired is the only way to go, it's nice to know that I just jack right in and get to work. I work in IT so having access to both wired and wireless connections is a MUST for my line of work!

    By the way, a quick word about the the adapter only being 10/100 vs Gigabit capable. This is not due to Apple being "cheap" or controlling, but rather has to due with the inherent limitation of the USB connection itself. See, by definition, USB 2.0 has a theoretical maximum bandwidth of 480 Mbps. This means that USB 2.0 - at a maximum - is capable of less than half of the maximum Gigabit speed (1,000 Mbps). So even if Apple would've included this feature in the device itself, the bus the USB connects to internally would prevent it from ever reaching anything near that speed, plus, the device probably would've cost about 300% more since most Gigabit-enabled products usually cost approx. that much more for that capability.

    My only (slight) complaint is the lack of status/link lights on the device. Again, from an IT standpoint, that feature is a welcome addition, however, being an Apple product, Apple does not include these lights on any of their products (MacBooks, Apple TV, Mac Pros, etc.) so I didn't expect them to include it...just a personal preference is all!

    • Written by from Hialeah

    605 of 719 people found this useful

    Was this useful? It just works, like all Apple products!
  • Excellent, Very Fast

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have good wireless at home and on campus, but thought I'd get this as a just-in-case accessory. Turned off Airport and connected I have good wireless at home and on campus, but thought I'd get this as a just-in-case accessory. Turned off Airport and connected the ethernet cable and the speed increase over our wireless was significant. Well worth the money and there when I need it.

    • Written by from Bryan

    401 of 457 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent, Very Fast
  • Excellent

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    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 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.

    • Written by from Barney

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent
  • Really useful piece of kit.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 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.

    • Written by from Reading
    Was this useful? Really useful piece of kit.
  • Convenient

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    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 co 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.

    • Written by from Binbrook
    Was this useful? Convenient

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