Questions & Answers for Apple USB Ethernet Adapter
99 Questions from the Community
Will this adaptor connect Macbook to a power line network?
Hi, I have a Macbook Air so it has no ethernet ports. Will this adaptor allow me to connect a power line adaptor to my macbook? I need to plug 1 power line adaptor in the Router and the other one to my macbook and they should connect. I'm plan to use TP-Link AV500 Nano Powerline Adapters.
- Asked by Alice X
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2nd Ethernet Port for MacMini Server
Can I use this Adapter on a MacMini Server with Snow Leopard to create a 2ndary Ethernet Port, so that I have the internal Gigabit Port of the MacMini connected into my Home Network and the USB to Ethernet Adapter to a xDSL Router to provide a Public IP Address to provide Access to the Internet?!
- Asked by Max M
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Yes, Mac OS even on a non-laptop will recognise this as an Ethernet device.
- Answered by James G
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Does Apple USB Ethernet Adapter support 200Mbps?
I have 200Mbps line, but I can never get above 100Mbps on Apple USB Ethernet Adapter. Is this a limitation on this adapter? How can I get 200Mbps please? Thanks.
- Asked by Philip T
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The description says 10/100Mpbs. Look like you need to go with Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter instead to get higher speeds.
- Answered by Dmitri M from Los Angeles
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Will a USB Eithernet Adapter work for El Capitan 10.11.6
- Asked by Timothy J M from Tucson
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Yes. It also works with macOS Sierra.
- Answered by Kevin L from Franklin
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can this be used with Macbook Pro & Lion System?
I would like to send and receive faxes through my Macbook Pro system with Lion
- Asked by Ruy Barcellos D from Long Island City
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can I use this to connect a router to my printer
- Asked by Anonymous A from Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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No, even if the connectors were compatible (which they probably are not, your printer probably has a "Type B" or square usb connector on the back), neither device would have the software built in to recognize this device. You could use an Airport Express to do this, although it does a lot more than that and you will pay for the extra features. Also, there are other (non apple) devices designed specifically for this task that cost roughly the same, maybe a little more.
- Answered by Amy L from North Hills
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does this works on new OSX 10.11 El capitan?
- Asked by Nuramirah Syahirah R from Kota Kinabalu
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Yes, it does.
- Answered by Ilya V from Glendale
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Not by itself. You need to set up a broadband ADSL account with an internet service provider to supply your house with internet access via your telephone line. that connection will involve a modem/router device that connects to your telephone cable (on the modem part) and also has ethernet port(s) (on the router part).
With the account set up and the modem/router plugged in to your phone line, you'll then be able to plug ethernet capable devices (or devices connected to this adapter via a usb 2.0 port) into the modem to connect to the net.
This is the same procedure needed when connecting to broadband via ethernet in the city as most houses only have the regular phone lines there as well.
- Answered by Gregory P from Ovingham
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Yes it does work...
- Answered by Minesh P
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can this be used for an Ipad
- Asked by Julie S from Fairlawn
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No, even with the Camera Connection Kit USB adapter, it does not provide a wired Internet connection.
- Answered by Andrew S from Murphy
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is this adapter fully compatible with the newest OS Mountain Lion on a Macbook Air?
- Asked by Frederick A from Chevy Chase
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Apple's USB Ethernet Adapter is for connecting your Mac Laptop to your router via an ethernet cable (internet access).
If you have images on a memory stick and you have a USB Memory Stick Adapter you can purchase the Lighting to USB Camera Adapter to allow the Photo App to import the images.
If you have images on your iPhone or iPad and want to put them on a memory stick you will need to transfer them to your computer using iTunes or Image Capture and then use a memory stick USB card reader to copy the images to the memory stick.
- Answered by Stephen I from San Jose
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Can this be used on a PowerBook G4?
One of the ethernet plug wire connectors (inside the plug-in port) is bent, so the ethernet cable does not connect up correctly (and there is no wireless in the work area). Can this adapter work on my PowerBook G4 so that I can get back my ethernet connection to the network? The description for this item indicates that it works on MacBooks (and MacBook Pros), but does it just require a USB 2.0 port?
- Asked by Jonathan M from Farmington
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It will work on any Mac OS 10.4.0 Mac and up. There are some drivers on other sites or this site that will give you the drivers for Mac OS 10.3.9 and under. I would suggest upgrading first and research just to be sure. If you have the usb port, then all you need is Mac OS 10.4.0 and up or the driver for Mac OS 10.3.9 and under.
- Answered by Joshua R
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Print to an HP5000DN via it's ethernet connection.
I have a MacBook Pro 17 that prints fine to the printer via the printers own IP address, but I want to print from the ethernet challenged Retina MBP 15. I tried using it on the already working MBP 17, but it didn't recognize the printer. Will it work? And do I need different settings when using the adapter versus the built-in ethernet?
- Asked by Bill F from Rancho Mirage
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After seeing this done on youtube, i tried this and was able to connect this apple usb ethernet adaptor via a powered usb hub, to the apple usb camera adapter and finally to my iPad 4. It works. It mean faster internet for the security conscious out there.
It helps to test this set up by pluging the main usb lead from the hub into my 'mac'. Once i saw the IP address, it was a simple matter to unplug that main usb lead from the mac, and place it instead into the ipad's usb adaptor.
I'm told there are other uses for the usb camera adaptor besides importing pictures, midi keyboards etc, but this has to be done via he powered usb hub.
This works with OS 7.1
- Answered by Christopher H
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So this will connect to a modem/router and give me wifi?
For the non-tech savvy people like myself....
My MacBook air doesn't have an ethernet port, so I'm assuming this fixes that?
All I want is wifi in my unit, but I'm told I need a laptop with an ethernet connection. This will plug into the router and give wifi?
- Asked by Mitchell H from Sydney
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A MacBook Air has a built-in Wifi, you do not require an Ethernet Adapter if you have a Wifi Network in your home/office... etc. However, if you would like to have a wired connection using an ethernet cable, then you need an ethernet adapter to allow this.
- Answered by Sammy H
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