USB Ethernet not available after reboot

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Moldarin, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Moldarin macrumors newbie

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    I have a strange problem with the Apple USB Ethernet Adapter on my Macmini4,1 running Mac OS 10.6.4. After restarting the Mac, the network interface is not available. When I go to “System Preferences: Network” and click Add, the interface is not listed as on of the available interfaces. But it is listed with a self-assigned IP in the list of configured network interfaces.

    If I unplug the adapter and plug it right back in again, then the interface works at ones and I get a network connection. But having to do this—and remember that it must be done—every time I start my system is annoying.

    Does anyone have a solution for this?

    Or know of a workaround? I guess tricking the Mac to virtually unplugged and then replug it would also work. I don’t know how this could be done.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    Huh? The Apple USB Ethernet Adapter is explicitly intended for MacBook Air users who want or need a wired connection. The MacBook Air does not have an RJ-45 Ethernet port. Your computer has both built-in gigabit Ethernet and built-in Wireless-N (Airport Extreme).
     
  3. Moldarin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not MBA exclusive

    After searching for solutions to this for hours, I have found that the very same issue happens for many MacBook Air owners. It seems to be the Mac’s USB system that is faulty.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    In your OP, you said that you are using this MBA part on a Mac mini. Why?
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    because in his 2nd post he states that its not MBA exclusive. :cool:
     

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