• 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on iMac

    • Written by from Ladera ranch

    Contrary to what the salesperson at the Apple store said (and what the online description would have you believe), this STILL works just fine on iMac's. I'm running 10.7.3 Lion and no issues.

    Plug in and you're online, doesn't get easier than that...

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does its job

    • Written by from Lincoln University

    Does its job without trouble. Total plug-and-play. 100% compatibility as expected.

    Some people have complained that it's not gigabit ethernet, but do realize that this is a USB adapter and no USB 2.0 device is going to get anywhere close to gigabit ethernet speeds. Don't bother with those - attempting to get drivers to work isn't worth the headache.

    32 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked out of the box

    • Written by from Santa Clarita

    I plugged this in and DHCP picked up an address right away. No configuration was necessary. I ran a LAN speed test using the following setup: Macbook air mid 2011 running OS X 10.7.2 with the network adapter plugged into a USB hub (built into my LA2405 display), VMware windows 7 virtual machine with a shared NAT network connection. I got a result of about 81Mbps write speed and 55Mbps read speed. This is not bad considering the layers I'm working through in my corporate network and we don't have a gigabit backend. I needed a solid connection because the wifi at work drops out if inactive for even a minute. This serves a very important purpose.

    Considering this item is more expensive than a non-apple product, I would still buy Apple because as an Apple product, I am confident that a high level of testing has occurred between the interaction of this and other Apple products. I like to think that Apple will be more inclined to fix any issues (and do it faster than a third party) should they arise in the future due to the interaction of one or more Apple products.

    34 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very satisfied with the adapter

    • Written by from Nacka

    I have a Macbook Pro with a broken ethernet card and I cannot use wifi so I decided to buy this adapter. However, the package says MacBook Air only - and in the retail store (macoteket.se) they were not very helpful, they just said what was on the package and didn't event wanted to try the adapter with a different Mac. When I came home, I just plugged the adapter in and voila - my mac announced the USB Ethernet was found and that I can check it in the Network Preferences and I got connected.

    What I like on this adapter is the cable between the USB and ethernet sockets which makes it really more usable and prettier. The price is also VERY nice. My OS is Snow Leopard 10.6.7.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    good device to speed up

    • Written by

    this device speed up my connection to internet. no regret at all!!! easy to set up!!

    31 of 42 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).

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Confusing setup on Snow Leopard

    • Written by from RIVERTON

    Snow Leopard recognizes the device immediately. But even though it seems to be able to handle the presence of the device, it won't recognize an active Ethernet cable is connected. Only after repeated reboots with various attempts did the device finally work as required.
    Otherwise, it seems to get the job done, albeit in a somewhat overpriced fashion. It works just fine with a 2-meter USB extension cable between it and a MacBook Air.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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

  • 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.

    18 of 19 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    14 of 15 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.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It works...

    • Written by from Maryville

    Gigabit speeds have been out for years and is even available in mainstream electronics. Why are these speeds not available is beyond me. Perhaps the usb 2.0 bus is too slow? I am disappointed that I am forced to use outdated technology when connecting my client's MacBook Air to Ethernet.

    26 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome, No Problems

    • Written by from Newton

    I got a MacBook Air for my birthday last year and got this device. It works awesome no problem.

    16 of 20 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!

    11 of 12 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.

    10 of 10 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

  • 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.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 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.

    8 of 10 people found this useful