• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solved Streaming Problem

    • Written by from Harrisburg

    Excellent product. It worked immediately the first time that I tried it. No problems at all, and no set-up required other than plugging it in to my MacBook Air. It boosted my connection speed enough, compared to wifi, to overcome a problem that I was having streaming high-res content from an unusually demanding source. Highly recommended for any MacBook Air user who occasionally needs Ethernet.

    3 of 3 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

    43 of 84 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works perfectly but requires drivers from manufacture

    • Written by from Woodstock.

    you will need to install additional drivers.
    Not the usual apple experience, plug and play stuff!
    once you have it installed it is a really neat little addition to any late macbook.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Reliable

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I bought this adapter in 2012 but have never wrote a review since then, because it has not malfunctioned. Obviously, it works well.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected so far

    • Written by from Georgetown

    I'm maxing out my 30Mbit connection to my MacBook Air.

    I just wish there was a nice dock I could use with my MBA. Too many cables to manage between my external drives, monitors etc.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    buy it now

    • Written by from Nashville

    buy this adapter now
    when you need it you’ll be so happy you have it

    17 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I have 3 of these and only 1 works!

    • Written by from Tijeras

    I have three of these adapters. I bought one with my new MacBook Air which works fine. I went to the local Apple store and bought two more and neither of those work??? Has anyone seen problems with newer version of these units?

    18 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works really flawless

    • Written by from Willemstad

    I got one today as i think my ethernet port is broken. The sales man said it could get the speed of USB 2 so i was thinking about the 450Mbs but never really gets to that speed. did some tests. First day i got it it went to about 6.7 MB/s, today i just went to 4.7 MB/s. My wifi is even faster, only problem is i use this for my lacie cloudbox and using wifi makes the finder stop every time.

    But the device works very easily, simply plugin n play. Im going to try a USB 2 10/100/100 as well and see what this does. Wish they hadnt put the ethernet port directly on the logic board. Pretty expensive repair for such a small thing!!!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly on mac mini

    • Written by from Kamloops

    I have two of these for a 2011 mac mini that I use as a firewall and they both work flawlessly.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    USB 2.0

    • Written by from Austin

    1 Star because it's hot swappable in Bootcamp/Windows (unlike the thunderbolt ethernet adapter on MBPr)
    1 Star because it's 10/100.

    -3 stars, not USB3.0, not Gigabit Ethernet.

    13 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It gets the job done.

    • Written by from Fort Lee

    Pros -
    Bootcamp driver.
    Stylish
    Plug and play


    Cons -
    Works only with Air
    Very slow for today's use.
    Does not take advantage of USB 2.0 speed (maxes out at 100mbps).
    Could be smaller.

    12 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Functional, but slow

    • Written by from Mogadore

    I purchased this product for an end-user who purchased a MacBook Air (has no ethernet adapter onboard)... First thought was to use wired internet to download all updates/applications, however was disappointed - download speed was 60 kbps (have had download speeds up to 10 mbps on connection), so switched to wireless, which gave 1.0 mbps on same download. Wireless is much faster then ethernet can handle with this adapter. Only way I see this adapter worth while is if wireless is completely unavailable on your network...

    28 of 60 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't work with time machine

    • Written by

    Having a Macbook Air for almost two years, I look forward to a faster connection and hence choose this 100Mbps adapter. Unfortunately, this connection would allow me to use the time machine enabled on my NAS. ....

    17 of 41 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.

    12 of 32 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.

    36 of 83 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Its Job - But NO Gigabit? Really?

    • Written by from Mount Airy

    Again, Apple continues to confound me with providing an elegant-working solution to provide a hardwired Ethernet port to the Macbook Air, but designing it to run at 100 Mbps. Yes - 100 MEGABITS PER SECOND. Really, Apple? I find it hard to believe it would have cost any more to provide a 1Gbps adapter...

    Let's all get Erasertop haircuts and go see the Bel Biv Devoe concert since our Ethernet connections run at speeds from the 90s. Booooooo!

    38 of 163 people found this useful