Apple USB Ethernet Adapter

Apple USB Ethernet Adapter

$29.00

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 59 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 (3.5 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

    821 of 979 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

    602 of 713 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

    396 of 451 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent, Very Fast
  • Works on my Mac mini, and Mac Pro

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 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.

    • Written by from Petaluma

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works on my Mac mini, and Mac Pro
  • This works on my iPad 4

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 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.

    • Written by from cardiff

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? This works on my iPad 4
  • wow....

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Figures that I have to buy a separate attachment for ethernet because I have an apple product. Someone tell me why every other lap 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$...

    • Written by from Springfield

    8 of 33 people found this useful

    Was this useful? wow....

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