USB Hub 3.0 + Ethernet?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bubulol, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. bubulol macrumors 6502

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    Anyone has an usb hub + ethernet?
    Dock TB is too much expensive
    I only need an usb hub that also plug ethernet
    thanks
     
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  3. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Or just buy a decent USB 3.0 hub and a USB 3.0 Ethernet dongle. It's the same thing as having Ethernet built into the hub...
     
  4. bubulol thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i actually wanted an usb hub with external charger + ethernet but it doesnt seem to exist alhtough i ve seen an Aukey model but according description it doesnt work under OSX, only for Mac
    Anyway i found both peripherals from Anker, i dont want cheap and no-name brand
     
  5. Dandu macrumors regular

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    For this type of peripherals, Anker and "noname" brands use the same chip than other brands, and many works with OS X if you install the driver.
     
  6. Ray2 macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure it will survive sleep if you let your Mac sleep. I tried a Realtek chipped USB/Ethernet dongle with Realtek's a OSX driver installed. Worked great until the Mac slept. After that it required unplugging and re plugging to get it back.

    I switched it to Apple's Thunderbolt dongle and so far (2 months) its been bullet proof.
     
  7. bubulol thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If i pick tb to ethernet, i would lose external screen :(
     
  8. metec26 macrumors newbie

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    I just got one from Amazon for $10. It works great but does need to be unplugged and plugged back after my mbp goes to sleep.
     
  9. bubulol thread starter macrumors 6502

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  10. Ray2 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, that was my issue as well. But after a few plugs and unplugs, that issue was quickly put aside.

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    The majority of Ethernet over USB adapters use the Realtek chipset along with the Realtek driver. So unless your Mac does not power down the USB ports on sleep, the majority of USB to Ethernet adapters will fail on sleep. As I suspect any would do as its a lack of power problem.

    And as with USB drives and newer MacBooks, there's no guarantee the system will know it's there upon wake.

    With 2 new MacBooks, my wife and I gave away all our USB drives except one which is waiting for a bus driven TB enclosure. I'm quite happy without USB.

    You failed to mention what Mac you have. Makes it a bit difficult to help.
     
  11. bubulol thread starter macrumors 6502

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  12. Ray2 macrumors 6502a

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    That's what my wife has. Not USB friendly unless you kill sleep.
     
  13. bubulol thread starter macrumors 6502

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    http://www.amazon.com/Unibody-Alumi...l_formats&filterByStar=all_stars&pageNumber=5

    I think i am going to pick this one :)
     
  14. bubulol thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I received usb hub today

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    Wow i never expected that usb hub was so design
    Its very beautiful, well designed, made in aluminium, in a word: perfect
    It totally fits with Apple Mac universe
    I am waiting for ethernet adapter coming tomorrow
     

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