Does the box include USB Ethernet adapter like it use to?

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  1. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    I know at one point the Air started including ethernet usb adapter, does the new model have it?
     
  2. CaliforniaKing macrumors member

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    Apple has never included an ethernet adapter with the MacBook Air
     
  3. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    :d
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    If you want the USB ethernet on new MBAs, you have to pay extra.
     
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    I think the rev C did in fact come with one. Not 100% but I do recall reading that.
     
  7. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    I know the 1,1 and 2,1 didn't I had to buy one.

    The 1,1 did come with a bunch of display adaptors.
     
  8. brand macrumors 601

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    I'm not saying that everything on Wikipedia is fact but the Wikipedia MacBook Air page says otherwise.
     
  9. myuserid08 macrumors 6502

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    Apple did include ethernet adapters for a brief time - my late 2008 air shipped with one. Still have it, very useful !
     
  10. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Find a knock-off. Dont give apple one red cent for something that is standard on 99.9% of all other laptops.
     
  11. harveyza macrumors newbie

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    My mid 2009 MBA included a USB to etherenet adapter. The 11" 2011 model I just bought did not. Though, it had an awkward nook in the box underneath the user guide/documentation where they usually put that sort of thing.
     
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    Mine didn't have one.

    EDIT: It would appear the 2008 Models the 1,1 and 2,1 didn't include them. And then in 2009 they add them in with the new model numbers also called 2,1.
     
  13. iphonsteve4ajob macrumors regular

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    29.00 Apple store. Oh well just the cost of ownership I guess.
     
  14. The Catalyst macrumors 6502

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    I bought a refurb rev C (MC234LL/A) from Apple's online store a little under a year ago, and it came with one.
     
  15. marrzie macrumors regular

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    It was a good guess though. 50% chance you would be right. Oh well.
     
  16. brand macrumors 601

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    It looks like this would be one of those times when Wikipedia is wrong.
     
  17. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

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    I was foolish enough to buy one from apple for 29.99 only to later go to walmart and see one for $7! save your money and shop around, they are all essentially the same.
     
  18. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Not really. Some require installation of drivers which may or may not play nicely with newest versions of OS X.

    Not saying the Apple brand is best, and not saying it isn't over priced, but at least you'll never have to worry about finding & installing compatible drivers.

    However, I don't really think $29 is an excessive price.

    And to the poster above who felt ethernet should have been included on the MBA, I don't even see where an RJ-45 connector would even fit on the chassis - the height of the connector is greater than the thickness of the MBA (unless you meant the USB dongle should be provided in the box. Then maybe I'd agree. Maybe).
     
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  20. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    I totally agree. Although I read that some of the knockoffs don't work (for this adapter?

    Anyone know of a knockoff adapter that has been tested to absolutely work? Maybe one from Monoprice, for example?
     
  21. beeman07 macrumors newbie

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    The 2009 MacBook Air (rev C) had one. I recently lost mine, but I used it so infrequently that I can't justify a new one.
     
  22. Tagbert macrumors member

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    I just bought this one from Kensington. It includes some additional USB ports, too. Has worked well for me for the last two weeks. It comes with a driver disk which was not needed.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0029F1XNW
     
  23. brand macrumors 601

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    I really like the concept but their implementation is very ugly. It wouldn't be hard to design a smaller better looking product. I guess the person that designed this is related to the boss.
     
  24. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Or maybe that's why this product that Kensington tried to retail for $50 is available for $15 from Amazon resellers? :)
     
  25. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Apple will be sure to find people with these opinions when figuring out pricing for Thunderbolt accessories.

    "If they'll pay $29 for an ordinary thirty cent usb ethernet adapter then they're sure to pay $129 for a Thunderbolt Ethernet adapter because its packed to the brim with magic!"
     

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