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guho
Jan 11, 2011, 07:47 PM
Just wanted to share how well the Monoprice USB 2 gigabit ethernet adapter works on the new MacBook Air. It costs only $20. The speed I get is 30Mbyte/s over my wired home network. Here is the link: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=103&cp_id=10311&cs_id=1031102&p_id=5345&seq=1&format=2

For Mac OS X, you must use the drivers on the enclosed mini-CD as the default Apple ones do not work. For Bootcamp/Windows 7, download from www.axis.com.tw, the chip manufacturer. Works great and much faster than Apple's fast Ethernet adapter or WLAN.



rnauman821
Jan 12, 2011, 12:22 AM
Just wanted to share how well the Monoprice USB 2 gigabit ethernet adapter works on the new MacBook Air. It costs only $20. The speed I get is 30Mbyte/s over my wired home network. Here is the link: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=103&cp_id=10311&cs_id=1031102&p_id=5345&seq=1&format=2

For Mac OS X, you must use the drivers on the enclosed mini-CD as the default Apple ones do not work. For Bootcamp/Windows 7, download from www.axis.com.tw, the chip manufacturer. Works great and much faster than Apple's fast Ethernet adapter or WLAN.

The bottleneck is always doing to be the USB connection.

flatfoot
Jan 12, 2011, 01:34 AM
The bottleneck is always doing to be the USB connection.

With GigaBit-adaptors, yes. With FastEthernet-adaptors it's the 100Mbit chipset.

leowyatt
Jan 12, 2011, 01:46 AM
What speed are the apple adapters? I bought one for my iBook a few years back and have just found it.

2IS
Jan 12, 2011, 02:22 AM
USB 2.0 has a maximum theoretical rate of 480mbps, though you'll never achieve this theoretical maximum. You'll effectively get about 320mbps max from USB 2.0 and that's assuming only a single device on the root hub. So it's faster than fast ethernet (100mbit) but slower than gigabit ethernet.

Bierkameel
Jan 12, 2011, 03:08 AM
What speed are the apple adapters? I bought one for my iBook a few years back and have just found it.
Apple's adapters are only 10/100 so no gigabit.

sprockett
Jul 31, 2011, 12:01 AM
does anyone know if this works with Lion?

h00ligan
Jul 31, 2011, 12:37 AM
Op said it was a new MBA, ergo lion.

eyespii
Jul 31, 2011, 03:50 AM
Op said it was a new MBA, ergo lion.

OP posted in January 2011, ergo we don't know.

weckart
Jul 31, 2011, 04:06 AM
My no-name Gb adapter works under Lion. The driver works under 10.4 - 10.7 equally well using the axis drivers.

Ratatapa
Jul 31, 2011, 06:56 AM
There is a company that should release a gigabite thunderbolt ethernet adapter soon

Asmod4n
Jul 31, 2011, 07:38 AM
Well yeah, USB maxes out at 30MB/s.

vat
Jul 31, 2011, 07:45 AM
This looks interesting...

http://www.holdan.co.uk/Sonnet/Accessories/Presto%E2%84%A2+Gigabit+Ethernet+Thunderbolt%E2%84%A2+Adapter#tab=description

Any more Ethernet to thunderbolt out there?