• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug and play

    • Written by from Woburn

    I don't know what some of these other reviewers are having trouble with, but it works fine for me on a Retina Macbook Pro with 10.8.3.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised; gigE would be a plus

    • Written by

    The USB Ethernet adaptor does exactly what it says it does and I am quite pleased with it for what it is. However, it'd be a five star product if it supported gigabit Ethernet. I have >100 Mbps internet to my apartment, and so I really do need the extra speed to maximize my connection—completely regardless of my gigabit LAN. I'm eagerly anticipating a 10/100/1000 version of this dongle.

    29 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on a Mac Pro

    • Written by from North Miami

    My Network card stopped working - bought this device and was able to convert a USB port to a network port without a problem - plug and play. Apple said it was only for the Mac Air but seems to work with every Mac we have...

    41 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from Toronto

    This works perfectly. Plug and play. I like the little plastic cap it comes with to keep it together. A little expensive but I don't mind paying a little more for something that is good quality. I would recommend this.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Gigabit...

    • Written by from Washington

    1. Works as advertised 10/100mbps - It managed 9 Mbps = ~78mbps(not bad for a 100mbps device but still too slow). My restore from Time Capsule took an entire night+. Much slower than my 2 year old Macbook Pro with Gigabit.
    2. I've read a few reviews here that say Gigabit (1000mbps) isn't good on USB 2.0. These people may not have searched Amazon - There are other 2.0 devices that cost as much and provide 10/100/1000 with USB 2.0.
    3. Gigabit is 1000mbps and USB 2.0 is 480mbps - The reviews show that the adapters hit about ~280 mbps which is nearly 5x as fast - I'm not expecting it to defy the laws of physics, but that's better than 80...
    4. Apple hasn't updated this device since the Air was launched in 2008.
    5. I will be returning mine for one that works faster and costs $28.95 on Amazon.

    If you aren't using this to transfer large amounts of data, then it works well. Otherwise, I would look elsewhere.

    86 of 109 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very cool - Use as a second network adapter

    • Written by from Ellington

    I'm an IT guy and used this as a second NIC on my MacBook Pro (currently running 10.7) to work on multiple networks at a time. Just assigned a static address to the USB NIC and kept my onboard NIC running my regular internet/inter office traffic.

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    usb modem

    • Written by from SAN DIEGO

    I like to send faxes directly from my iMac, and this has been a boon to let me save paper, and keep all faxes in the same folder. Very good, reliable, and simple.
    My only caveat with the piece is that it will only work in a 32bit environment, which is what *no* new iMacs come with. And the 64bit platform truly is a very lean and powerful machine.

    13 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use but not Gigabit

    • Written by from seattle

    Not much to say about this, it worked just as expected. Just plug it in and go.

    Two things could be better:
    1) Gigabit. 100mbps is just to slow for some big operations
    2) Indicator lights. It would be nice to have some indication if the link is active.

    29 of 48 people found this useful