Apple USB Ethernet Adapter
Apple USB Ethernet Adapter
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
- 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 Stopped working 2 months after buying it. Definitely not made for everyday use. Pick it up if you are really desperate for an ethernet connection for a short period of time. …
- Written by Yichen J from Waterville
199 of 211 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
184 of 198 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 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
173 of 180 people found this useful
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 Lloyd R from Barney
Really useful piece of kit.
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 P R S from Reading
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 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. …
- Written by Marco A from LONDON
5 of 5 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
I need a Macbook pro retina model cable to connect to ethernet. Which one should I get?
- Asked by Debra T from Walla Walla
Try using a Thunderbolt-Ethernet adapter.
- Answered by David F
Can this, or another Apple product, be used to allow my daughter to use her iPhone 5 with a wired connection? No wireless in her dorm.
- Asked by James S from Portland
Purchase an AirPort Express and connect to the wired connection. Configure the AirPort using the wi Purchase an AirPort Express and connect to the wired connection. Configure the AirPort using the wired information provided by the dorm. …
- Answered by Michael W from Laguna Niguel
does the apple usb to ethernet work on the 13" macbook pro with retina display
- Asked by Henry M from Hampstead
Yes it does work...
- Answered by Minesh P
Could this be used with an iPad using the USB adapter that's included with the Apple Camera connection kit?
- Asked by Joshua B from Waterford
After seeing this done on youtube, i tried this and was able to connect this apple usb ethernet adap After seeing this done on youtube, i tried this and was able to connect this apple usb ethernet adaptor via a powered usb hub, to the apple usb camera adapter and finally to my iPad 4. It works. It mean faster internet for the security conscious out there.
It helps to test this set up by pluging the main usb lead from the hub into my 'mac'. Once i saw the IP address, it was a simple matter to unplug that main usb lead from the mac, and place it instead into the ipad's usb adaptor.
I'm told there are other uses for the usb camera adaptor besides importing pictures, midi keyboards etc, but this has to be done via he powered usb hub.
This works with OS 7.1 …
- Answered by Christopher H
What settings do I use to connect my MacBook Air to the Ethernet? I have the USB adapter.
- Asked by Jim H from Cambridge