When I tried to transfer a 2GB file in windows, the adapter just stopped passing traffic. I bought 2 adapters and both had the same behavior. Only a reboot of my windows box would bring the adapters back online at which point the adapters would stop passing traffic again if I tried to push any significant traffic. Simply a terrible SKU from a site that normally has great stuff. Avoid this SKU like the plague.
PROS: 0 setup in windows.
CONS: Does not work when any significant load is placed on the adapters. Does not work with freenas.
Overall the product is a great buy. Hopefully the failure I experienced is not common. I'll be ordering a similar replacement.
PROS: - Excellent performance for about a year.
- Automatically detected in Linux.
- CPU is impacted by network traffic as expected but significantly less so than with other USB Ethernet adapters. With normal network traffic CPU load remains near zero, not so with other USB Ethernet adapters. This is probably owed to a well-written software driver.
CONS: Premature failure after a little over a year.
Being a USB Ethernet device, the adapter induces CPU load at high network utilization.
Bought two adapters for use with my cisco lab. Within a week, one stopped working. Kicking myself now for buying the cheapest adapter available. You'll probably save money in the long run if you spend the extra 2-5 dollars on a more reliable adapter.
PROS: - Plug and play-ability with Linux, Mac, or Windows
If you have OSX 10.9 and a heart condition, don't buy
Bought it, installed it... spent hours fighting with it. Thinking that I was the golden child that could find a working driver, I continued to waste away hours. I found a driver that connects the device, but after siting idle for a few minutes, it locks your system up.
It does work in a windows environment... but currently not with OSX 10.9.
Not to be negative... It does have a nice color. So it's got that going for it
PROS: Nice color
CONS: No current working driver for OS X 10.9 (yet/if ever)