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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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Questions and Answers
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
Prior to that, even with the older drivers it wouldn't work with Mavericks
PROS: Cheap, well made
CONS: I had it for about a month before drivers that worked with Mavericks 10.9 were released
PROS: Cheap, and easy to use with a Windows 7 or 8 PC.
CONS: Does not work with OS X 10.10
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: Price, Shipping
I highly recommend this.
PROS: Worked out of the box. Supported in Linux out of the box. Works on chromebooks too, including my Samsung ARM based one. Does not get more than just mildly warm. I can get darn near 90Mbs out of it with tests.
CONS: Yet to run into anything. I wish Monoprice would put chipset info on their product pages. Wii?
Direct link to the proper 10.9 file for AX88178 (not 88178A)
CONS: 100% it it is be used with a Macbook Pro!
PROS: Small and unobtrusive
PROS: Great performance, low price, low power consumption