Questions & Answers for Apple USB Ethernet Adapter
107 Questions from the Community
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
- 11 4, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (So this will connect to a modem/router and give me wifi?)
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
- 12 6, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (So this will connect to a modem/router and give me wifi?)
what is an apple usb ethernet adapter used for?
- Asked by John V from Harahan
- 12 21, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (what is an apple usb ethernet adapter used for?)
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
- 03 10, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (Can this be used on a PowerBook G4?)
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
- 03 13, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can this be used on a PowerBook G4?)
Can this product connect to Gigabit cable?
I am now using this USB Ethernet Adapter to connect a GB Ethernet device. However, my Macbook Air can not detect that device
- Asked by Dongyi L
- 07 17, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Can this product connect to Gigabit cable?)
No. This is for connecting Mac and Windows machines to the Internet. You would be better off connecting the HP to an Apple Router like Airport Express or Time Capsule's USB printer share port.
- Answered by Stephen I from San Jose
- 02 4, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will this allow a network printer (HP 2100 TN) to be connected via the USB port?)
If I'm understanding this correctly, you want to plug this adapter into your TV and use it to connect to your wireless network?
If so, then no, you can't.
The USB port on your TV is usually for either firmware updates or playing music, photos, etc, off of a thumb drive. It's not used to connect devices. And even if it were, it's very unlikely your TV would have the drivers to USE a networking cable.
And even if it COULD, it's extraordinarily doubtful that it'd have the configuration utilities to be able to configure a network.
And lastly, this is a wired ethernet adapter. You can't use it to connect to a wireless network, only a hard-wire network.
- Answered by Anonymous A from Xxxxxxxxxxx
- 12 2, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (can i use this to connect to my mac wireless in my house to a LG TV whic has a USB to sream movies,music, etc.)
Can this be used as a regular modem for faxing from the computer
- Asked by Pamela B from Smithfield
- 05 29, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Can this be used as a regular modem for faxing from the computer)
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
- 02 7, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Print to an HP5000DN via it's ethernet connection.)
Can I use this to transfer my files/applications in my MBP to the new Mac Air?
Everytime I buy a new MacBook Pro I get to transfer my applications and files from my older MacBook to the new MacBook when I start up my new MacBook. I am buying a Mac Air in a few days and I need to do the same but the new MacAir has no ethernet port. Can I, therefore, use this accessory to transfer my files/applications from my current MBP to the new Mac Air which I will order?
- Asked by Emmanuel B from Los Angeles
- 10 29, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I use this to transfer my files/applications in my MBP to the new Mac Air?)
You should be able to.
- Answered by Derek K from Hanover
- 07 19, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I use this to transfer my files/applications in my MBP to the new Mac Air?)
Can this adapter be used with an Ipod?
I do not have wireless connection to the internet at work. So, can I connect
my ipod to this Apple USB Ethernet Adapter and the ethernet end to the ethernet plug on the wall without damaging my ipod?
- Asked by Patricio L from Cupertino
- 02 4, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (Can this adapter be used with an Ipod?)
No, your ipod does not have a USB port. The cable that came with your ipod ends in a usb connector, but it is male, and so is the one for this adaptor, so they would not connect. Even if they could your ipod would not be able to recognize this device. Sorry...
- Answered by Amy L from North Hills
- 02 24, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can this adapter be used with an Ipod?)
Will this work on a iMac 1999 bubble computer Apple USB Ethernet adapter
- Asked by Donna M from Dannemora
- 10 6, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Will this work on a iMac 1999 bubble computer Apple USB Ethernet adapter)
Will this connect my Humax PVR which has Ethernet capability to my internet-ready TV when my wireless router is on a different floor in my house?
i want to use my TV's internet setting and Humax PVR's ethernet capability to be able to get iPlayer etc on my TV freeview directly. I have to ethernet connect the PVR to my router but it is on a different floor. Will this device do it by connecting to my wireless network? (If not, what kit would?)
I tried Powerline connectors but they did not connect to my mac wireless network (was told my Timecapsule firewall was blocking access, although the powelines 'found' each other)Answer
It will with the Humax PVR. I've just connected mine, and it's works just fine. Not sure about the TV though - I guess if it's wireless, then you would already have it connected. If it's wired, then the AP only has one Ethernet port, so you would need another AP?
can I use this to connect a router to my printer
- Asked by Anonymous A from Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- 12 9, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (can I use this to connect a router to my printer)
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
- 02 24, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (can I use this to connect a router to my printer)
Will a USB Eithernet Adapter work for El Capitan 10.11.6
- Asked by Timothy J M from Tucson
- 07 31, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Will a USB Eithernet Adapter work for El Capitan 10.11.6)
Yes. It also works with macOS Sierra.
- Answered by Kevin L from Franklin
- 12 4, 16
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will a USB Eithernet Adapter work for El Capitan 10.11.6)
Will it connect to the internet instantaneously like just after 2sec of plugging or will it take much time like 30 sec..?
- Asked by Rakesh G from Kandukur
- 08 13, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Will it connect to the internet instantaneously like just after 2sec of plugging or will it take much time like 30 sec..?)
can I use this port to run my Sonos stero system.
My old router had 5 ports and the Airport only has 4 plus the USB. Can the USB be used to connect my Sonos Music adapter to the router. When I plug it in and try to boot it up it say it can not find the system. Any suggestions as to help?
- Asked by Bruce B from Bellevue
- 02 4, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (can I use this port to run my Sonos stero system.)