Comment on Monoprice USB Gigabit Adapter

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by JHUFrank, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors demi-god


    Apr 16, 2010
    I carry several of these for my IT work. The other day, during a torrential downpour here in Oklahoma, one of these dropped from my Waterfield Sleeve case and full into a puddle in my driveway. I didn't notice it til I got home that night. I shook the thing out, threw it in my oven on 165 degrees, and left it in there for about 5 hours. I was taking care of my 3 year old son and forgot all about it until I was locking up for bed. Took the darn thing out, smelled a little cooked, lol.
    Today, I brought the adapter into work with me, plugged it in, and it worked without a problem. I will keep an eye on it over several weeks, but I am pretty darn impressed for a 15 buck ethernet adapter.
  2. macrumors 68000


    Sep 8, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Off-topic slightly:

    Since USB 2.0 is limited to 480mbps, and that theoretical maximum speed is rarely if ever achievable, what's the point of getting a gigabit ethernet adapter?

    Otherwise, monoprice is awesome. Love it.
  3. macrumors 68030

    Nov 7, 2004
    Would think that the point would be pretty obvious. USB2 > 802.11n>100/10, if we are talking about theoretical sustained maximum throughput speeds and there are of course situations where no wireless solution is available.
  4. thread starter macrumors demi-god


    Apr 16, 2010
    Apple's USB adapter is only 10/100
  5. macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2012
    Tangentially, have any of you used Monoprice's Thunderbolt to DVI adapter?
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2011
    Yep, I have both the dongle (item 5106) and cable (item 5999) versions, and they work great to drive a 1920x1200 external monitor (HP ZR24W).
  7. macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2011
    Using two of the cables and they work great.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2011

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