USB Ethernet flakey

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by steffi, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2003
    So I'm using my Air at work and occasionally the Air loses it's ethernet connection altogether and I have to remove the Ethernet adaptor from it's hub and reinsert to reestablish an ethernet connection.

    So, does anybody know if the USB Ethernet Adaptor has issues?
  2. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2007
    i had a couple of issues like that. turns out my cable was loose on the router end of things. plus if you move the air too quickly or hit the cord the usb cable WILL come loose. i wish there were a way to secure it.
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    +1 ^^^ I ran into the same problem and ended up buying a new ethernet cable. Everything has been fine since...:cool:
  4. bobsaget611 macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2008
    i have no wifi in my dorm so i rely on the usb ethernet adapter and it has no problems ever... and i use the internet heavily and am plugged in all day/night... no issues. maybe you can try another one
  5. asthukral macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2007
    Can you confirm that you are not using a USB hub to connect your ethernet adapter? If yes, maybe the USB hub is the cause of the flakey connection?
  6. steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2003
    Does anybody know if you have an external display plugged in and you are using the hub of that display for the ethernet if/when the energy saver sleeps the display will it power down the hub on that external display? So the display's hub is plugged into the Airs USB port.


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