Can you use any Ethernet->USB Adaptor?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by godslabrat, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. godslabrat macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2007
    ... or does the MBA require you to have the Apple-branded one?
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    The drivers that are built into OSx would be specifically for their Apple version. Unless you enjoy driver hell I'd stick with the Apple version.
  3. Eclipse278 macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2007
    I have a generic one from CompUSA and it works great. Just make sure it's mac compatible when you buy it.
  4. jnachbar macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2010
    I'm using my old Nintendo Wii adapter and it works just fine!
  5. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    I was going to buy a 3rd party adaptor because I figured it would be cheaper. I found them to be around the same price, some were a few bucks more others a couple dollars less. The $2-$5 savings on the cheaper ones wasn't really worth my time to return it and buy another should it not have functioned properly. If you already have one then it's worth trying. If not, I'd just buy the Apple one and be done with it.
  6. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    I have one from Kensington , it was $15 or so shipping included. It works fine.
  7. emx620 macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2011
  8. mickier macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2011
  9. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
  10. yongren macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2011

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