Comment on Monoprice USB Gigabit Adapter

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

  1. macrumors 6502a


    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 68040

    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 6502a


    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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