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USB 2.0 Ultrabook Ethernet Adapter ( Low Power )
Quickly and easily add a 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet to your PC or Mac desktop or laptop computer with this Low Power USB 2.0 Ethernet Adapter from Monoprice!
This adapter plugs into any available USB port and provides an Ethernet connection, complying with the IEEE 802.3 and 802.3u standards. The adapter is on the end of a short length of cable, so the adapter size won't interfere with other ports or connections on your computer. The adapter was originally designed for ultra-book class computers, so it draws significantly less power than traditional Ethernet adapters.
The adapter is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7. It is also compatible with all versions of the Apple Mac OSX 10.x. The adapter supports both full and half-duplex operations, as well as suspend mode and remote wakeup via link-up and magic packet.
- User's Manual (Jul 16, 2012)
- Dimensions Diagram (Jul 26, 2012)
- Quick Installation Guide (Aug 21, 2012)
- Drivers for Windows XP/Vista/7 (Mar 4, 2010)
- Drivers for Mac OS X 10.5-10.8 (Sep 26, 2012)
- Drivers for Mac OS X 10.4-10.7 (Aug 15, 2011)
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I'm writing this review while connected via this dongle. Since the website is not really English friendly, here is a direct link to the driver download. Scroll to the bottom of the page where it says Drivers. Mac OS X 10.9 is the first driver listed. It is a version 1.0 driver released back in November 2013. It would be a good idea to check back later to see if they revise the driver.
Driver Link: http://www.asix.com.tw/products.php?op=pItemdetail&PItemID=10571101&PLine=71
It would be nice if Monoprice provided this link for its customers - so non-technical people dont have to go on a wild driver hunt.
Lastly, my Macbook Air doesn't seem to have any issue(s) after installing the driver. No hangs or freezes. I just swallowed a huge OS X 10.9.1 update - no problemo. The installer package does have an uninstaller in the event you need to back the driver out.
PROS: Excellent price. I like that it is low power. I like it !!!
CONS: Did not work with my new MacBook Air with OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) out of the box. But I knew this from reading the reviews.
PROS: Small and unobtrusive
PROS: Great performance, low price, low power consumption
PROS: Vert fast internet service through USB3 port.
CONS: Drivers were not included with the product in the first place, but I was given a link to them by Support
PROS: easy connection on both ends
PROS: Price, Size, Ease of use
Arrived on expected delivery date.
PROS: Arrived when expected. Packaging was adequate and there was no damage to this adapter.
Adapter works as described.
Content with this purchase and will be purchasing other items from Monoprice.
PROS: Windows 8.1 recognized the adapter, didn't need (and actually wasn't able to install) the included driver. Connected to the network with no issue. Excellent solution for an ultrabook without a wired Ethernet port.
CONS: Seems to run a little warm in the body of the adapter.
While I'm posting this, I'll add my one gripe (so far): The tag that says "Low Power Consumption" and is affixed around the cable is a PITA to remove without scissors (which I didn't use, to avoid damaging the cable — good thing I have strong fingernails) and leaves behind some adhesive residue.