how to install USB-ETHERNET Adapter on MBA

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  1. BIS
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    Take a look at the user manual provided with the product. It appears that that there is a driver disc but obviously you can't use that with MBA. Maybe there are some instructions in the manual.
     
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    So you connect the Ethernet cable to the adapter, then connect the adapter to the MacBook Air?
    What does show up System Preferences > Network >> Ethernet?
     
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    The Apple branded Ethernet adapter just works.

    I know that says it's Mac compatible but have you looked up that model online and read about anyone who it has worked for the MBA? Perhaps you just got a bad one?

    You did go in the system preferences under network to check the settings though I assume? For example if you're using DHCP or static IP address? That could be your problem too.
     
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    It also looks like your USB cable is bad if its not detecting the adapter = reboot your machine with the USB adapter cable attached and see if its detected?
     
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    solution

    I've found the solution: just download drivers here

    http://yoomon.net/drivers/Umac/MAC10.X.zip

    install
    reboot
    and after connecting adapter to MBA USB port, it open Network, find adapter and working fine.

    Thanks for all !

    P.S. Adapter for 6 USD much better than Apple Adapter for 30 USD
     
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    Somewhere on the internets (I'm at work and can't google it right now) there is an issue on the MBA regarding "Locations" under the network preferences. It suggested to create a new location for the USB adapter, and it should work fine.
     
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    @BIS your link seems to be to an older version which did not work for me. BeyondtheTech's link to MOSChip is newer and I will try that one when I get home.

    If neither work, I will buy the Apple one.
     
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    If you're looking for a new adapter that is compatible with Macs, get this from Monoprice if you have a Gigabit network, or think you'll have one in the future: http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10311&cs_id=1031102&p_id=5345&seq=1&format=2

    USB2.0 is slower than gigabit, but faster than 100mbit ethernet, you'll probably see around 300mbits, still three times faster than a 10/100 adapter could ever get you.

    Jim
     
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    I tried it using my wii usb ethernet adapter and it "just worked" great. I think those go for about $10...
     
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    Macbook Pro USB Ethernet Adapter Problem

    Hi, I just managed to install this adapter on my macbook pro, following these steps, everything works great, but the problem arises when I try to shutdown or even restart my mac, it closes out but does not complete either process and hangs until I have to force shutdown holding down the power button for several seconds.

    Any idea would be appreciate it.
     
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    i have the same USB adapter like OP has (Moschip MCS7830).

    it worked perfectly fine on SL on MBA until I have it upgraded to Lion yesterday. Reinstalled the driver (version 1.0008) and still not working. It's detected when connected to the USB port but not active or "connected" in Network preferences.

    Not sure what to do, maybe a new driver is required. I might end up buying the adapter from Apple which is four times the price!
     
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