• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work.

    • Written by from Ypsilanti

    As soon as I updated to Mountain Lion this stopped working. Useless

    104 of 126 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after one day of use

    • Written by from SOUTH DEERFIELD

    Actually, I used it less than a day, for about five hours.

    Next day, it is dead.

    My macbook air does not even recognize it when it gets connected to the usb port.

    Very disappointed.

    87 of 105 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievable: you need to use a non Apple driver to make it work!

    • Written by from WINDSOR

    I use the adapter with a MB Air 4,1 (11" Mid11) - Mountain Lion 10.8.2 I tried to use it with a Cisco Hub and it did not work. I thought it was the cable, or the hub, then I found this on Apple discussions forums that this is a common problem and you need a an external driver to fix the problem.

    I downloaded the driver from driversworld.us, I installed it and now it works. Still, I found appalling that an official driver product requires a non Apple driver to work.

    53 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY!!!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This stupid adapter is only capable of fast Ethernet capable (100Mbps), which is about 12.5MB/s maximum, but never went faster than 9MB/s for me. USB 2.0 is cable of 45MB/s. This adapter is only good if you only use your Macbook Air for updating your facebook or something like that. Too slow for anything else.

    Go somewhere else and find a USB to Ethernet adapter that is NOT Apple branded and can do 1000Mbps. That will allows for better Airplay functionality and much faster (500%) file transfer speeds.

    Selling an Ethernet adapter that is not capable of 1 gigabit speeds at this day and age and at this price is shame. Apple, you are slipping!

    155 of 268 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

    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

  • 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

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    consitently crashes MacbookAir

    • Written by from Genève

    When it works it is very good, but just about every time I plug it in, it crashes the MacbookAir 11 / 10.8.2 within the first minutes of use.
    Quite unacceptable !
    Can't recommend until this serious issue is resolved.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not work with my 11" MacBook Air 2012

    • Written by from Bryan

    Bought it to connect my 11" MacBook Air to the web using cable (faster). Did not work on any of its USB3 ports. Looked on the web and many said it doesn't, I had to use the Thinderbolt adapter, which is faster also, up to gigabit Ethernet.
    Returned it.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apparently No Longer Supported

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    After a recent update to 10.8.3 build 12D78, this device no longer works on my MBA 13" Checked with local Genius Bar, and chat support to no avail. Great as long as you don't update, worthless after you do. A patch from Apple would take it back to 5stars.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major Letdown-Check this B4 buy new Airbook

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    Writing this as I watch the meter telling me it'll be another 10 hours to move my data from my Airbook to my Mini running X-Server so I can drop back to Snow till I have time to update some of my old software. Can't trust only a time machine backup when planning to reformat computer.

    For 30 years I've been using Macs and never had to worry about I/O options, always the best, I have over 30 of em around my businesses. Get home with new Mac Air purchased on good faith without even considering checking the I/O options and looking forward to see how much faster my network will perform with the latest. Then connect my external monitor to the thunderbolt port (beautiful resolution on the 32" LED) and look around for the RJ-45 and realize it's not there. No prob, go grab one of these adapters and it'll be done (never mind the extra expense), after all USB speeds are almost same as Gbps. Get back and plug it in, Hmmm seems awfully slow for Gb which has been available on every Mac for at least 5 years, in fact normally the problem is finding other hardware to take advantage of Macs fastest I/O options. So what's wrong, OK ended up at this page, didn't say anything about speed on the package. Oh No it's only 10/100.

    So much for having a Gigabit Cat 6 hardwired house, it's like dropping back 10 years with ethernet at 10/100 speed. Probably be using my 4 year old MacBook and giving my new Airbook along with this adapter to my 3 year old kid since there aren't any other options for the external monitor and ethernet (can't use an 11" computer at home). But then again, why give him the adapter, the WiFi gets a full 100 Mbps anyway.

    Hmmm. Maybe they made the Airbooks a little too small.

    30 year Mac Lover who's a bit disappointed this time

    45 of 86 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does NOT work with Lion

    • Written by from Middleton

    Apparently this modem does not work in 64bit mode, which is the default for Lion. It appears I now have a useless piece of hardware hanging from the back of my iMac. Do not buy this if you have Lion or plan to upgrade.

    37 of 85 people found this useful

  • 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