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AppleUSB Ethernet Adapter
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (5)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Reliable connection (4)
  • Fast connection (3)
  • Simple (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home network (4)
    • Small networks (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • High bandwidth user (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (7), Business (5)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fits the bill perfectly

    I bought this adapter for an 11" latest-generation MacBook Air after staying in a hotel that offered wired internet...via ethernet cable. Now i can use wireless and wired connections. Just...Read complete review

    I bought this adapter for an 11" latest-generation MacBook Air after staying in a hotel that offered wired internet...via ethernet cable. Now i can use wireless and wired connections. Just be sure you have a backup ethernet cable in case the hotel "doesn't have extras" or charges extra to rent one.

    Plug and play without setup on more than one occasion, just as it is described by Apple. Good, since I find technology scary.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not what it could be

    Had worked with an original Air with its network adapter...that worked perfectly. This, when used with a brand new Air, had plenty of problems getting on the network dropping...Read complete review

    Had worked with an original Air with its network adapter...that worked perfectly. This, when used with a brand new Air, had plenty of problems getting on the network dropping connection...every time we go to use it, need to shuffle around USB ports to get one it works in, then hope it gets on the network..

    When it works, it's OK...but getting it to work is much more of a headache than previous models!

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    4.0

    Functions Beautifully

    By Gp

    from argentina

    Comments about Apple USB Ethernet Adapter:

    Functions Beautifully

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    5.0

    USB Ethernet Adapter by Apple

    By Gavin

    from Miami, Fla

    About Me High bandwidth user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fast
    • Fast Connection Speed
    • Reliable connection
    • Secure Connection

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home network
      • Small Networks

      Comments about Apple USB Ethernet Adapter:

      Product is easy to use and extremely helpful in my kind of work.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Just Plugged It In - It Works

      By Tom M

      from Mount Desert, ME

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home network

        Comments about Apple USB Ethernet Adapter:

        I had been using a Tunderbolt to Ethernet adapter for the internet connection on my Macbook Air. But I bought a new monitor, and the Thunderbolt connection had to go for the monitor. I bought this adapter and plugged it in. Works great.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Terrific for MacBook Air!

        By ArcheryGirl

        from Connecticut

        About Me high bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast Connection Speed
        • Reliable connection
        • Small And Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Networks
          • Small Networks
          • While Traveling

          Comments about Apple USB Ethernet Adapter:

          I travel a lot for work, and am often reporting from events where the only connection is a cabled one, or the wifi connection is slower than the cable. However, I need an 11" MacBook Air for portability - which does not have an ethernet adapter. This very small adapter takes up almost no room in my bag, and works perfectly.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Great product, easy to do business with!

          By Sara the service provider

          from Augusta, Maine

          About Me high bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast Connection Speed
          • Reliable connection
          • Secure Connection
          • Smart Features

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home network
            • Large Networks
            • Small Networks

            Comments about Apple USB Ethernet Adapter:

            We ordered some adapters online and the process was quick and simple! Thank you for your speedy processing and quality products!

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Necessary for Macbook AIR

            By Donavan

            from Los Angeles, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Apple USB Ethernet Adapter:

            It does exactly what it's supposed to. Great price

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            4.0

            USB Ethernet Adapter by Apple

            By Martin

            from Queens

            About Me Multimedia Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Cord Too Short

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Apple USB Ethernet Adapter:

            It is simple and easy to use. It matches with my mac air book.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            indispensable

            By Vince

            from Usa/Italy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Apple USB Ethernet Adapter:

                  Apple.... the best

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  Works.

                  By Lalelu

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Simple

                  Cons

                  • A little too big

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Apple USB Ethernet Adapter:

                    Plain and simple. Plugged it in and it worked, no software installation necessary.

                    I wish it was a little smaller when taking it on the road though.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Much faster than WiFi

                    By Mahesh

                    from Caribbean

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable and Reliable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Simple

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Apple USB Ethernet Adapter:

                        This ethernet adapter works very well on my 2011 Macbook Air. Has been much faster and reliable that wifi, and the driver is included with Lion. Before purchasing the adapter made by Apple I tried to save some money by using a less expensive one made by a third party. This generic adapter was as fast as Apple's but it required installing an additional driver that I believe caused me a few kernel panics, so I stopped using it and purchased the one made by Apple a couple of weeks ago. It has been working without problems. [...]

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Worked flawlessly

                        By JD

                        from NY

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Apple USB Ethernet Adapter:

                              Simply plug and play

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Excellent

                              By alinLA

                              from LA, CA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Apple USB Ethernet Adapter:

                              It worked exactly as it is supposed to. [...]

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                              5.0

                              Fits the bill perfectly

                              By RHDO

                              from Biloxi, MS

                              About Me Technically Challenged

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Simple

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel

                                Comments about Apple USB Ethernet Adapter:

                                I bought this adapter for an 11" latest-generation MacBook Air after staying in a hotel that offered wired internet...via ethernet cable. Now i can use wireless and wired connections. Just be sure you have a backup ethernet cable in case the hotel "doesn't have extras" or charges extra to rent one.

                                Plug and play without setup on more than one occasion, just as it is described by Apple. Good, since I find technology scary.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                1.0

                                Not what it could be

                                By Greg

                                from New York, NY

                                About Me High bandwidth user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Sometimes works

                                Cons

                                • Unreliable

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Apple USB Ethernet Adapter:

                                  Had worked with an original Air with its network adapter...that worked perfectly. This, when used with a brand new Air, had plenty of problems getting on the network dropping connection...every time we go to use it, need to shuffle around USB ports to get one it works in, then hope it gets on the network..

                                  When it works, it's OK...but getting it to work is much more of a headache than previous models!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  5.0

                                  It works...period.

                                  By Rickenbacker 330

                                  from Austin, Tx

                                  About Me High bandwidth user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Reliable connection

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home network

                                    Comments about Apple USB Ethernet Adapter:

                                    Plugged my ethernet cable into the adapter and the adapter into my MacBook Air. Instant connection. I've yet to find an Apple product that didn't function exactly as it's supposed to and without any difficult setup procedures. Bonus points: it looks nice, too.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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