• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Was able to make this work under Sierra (v10.12.6)

    I also bought this from Apple and found that the Ethernet function did not smoothly work (i.e., "plug and play") under Sierra OS. However, the Belkin driver (from the URL listed on the packing box) seems both out of date ( from 2015) and does not get properly registered under Sierra (at least in terms of having the Belkin adapter show up under the "Network" page on System Preferences).

    But after Googling a bit, I discovered there is in fact an updated Mac driver made available by the apparent Taiwanese hardware (ASIX) maker of the chip in the Belkin gizmo.

    Go to the following site: www.asix.com.tw/products.php?op=pItemdetail&PItemID=131;71;112

    Under the driver list, look at the line showing:

    Apple Mac OS X 10.9 and above Drivers Installer V2.11.0 2018-05-15 For Apple x86, 32-bit/64-bit platforms 1.1 MB

    I downloaded the ZIP file and installed the contained driver (there are also instructions from the 2015 era). Then after restarting the driver showed up in the Network page after attaching an Ethernet cable between the Powerbook and a MacMini. I was then able to transfer files via the Finder (having set up the appropriate sharing permissions) from a Mac Mini with Ethernet capability.

    So, in a more perfect world, Belkin would update their Web site to show this updated driver. Apple should also do a better job at supporting such a product sold from their Web Site.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but difficult to setup

    This product is very good, once the mac can use it. Like many other people have stated the mac does not detect the hub, until I ran some experiments. I found that you need perform 2 undocumented steps in order for the mac to use the hub correctly:

    1) Disable SIP within the mac (steps can be researched online) and the reason is because the driver is unsigned and Mac OS requires properly signed drivers to be loaded. [Be advised this will decrease the security on your mac, and be aware of the functionality that is being modified!]
    2) You need to plugin the hub without an ethernet cable first to allow detection, then plug-in the ethernet cable. Once there is a record within the network settings, then you can plug-in the hub with the ethernet cable every time.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    why to sell a product that doesn't supports the latest OS version?

    I wanted to buy this product for an ethernet connection. However, I came to know, the networking port of this adapter does not work with Sierra or anything above OSX 10.9. Now I'm feeling like being cheated by apple. it's the worst thing that can any apple customer could face after spending $4000. Still after a year of launching, apple doesn't have it's own type-c adapters...How long apple is gonna let its customers suffer?????

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ethernet doesnt work!!

    Just a waste of money, it doesnt work!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple: Stop selling this non-working product!!!

    This product (at least the networking port) does not work with Sierra or anything above OSX 10.9. Please stop selling this, to avoid the frustration your users get from trying to get a product set up, only to find much later (and never officially) that the product does not work with an up-to-date operating system. A colleague of mine who only buys no-name products is laughing at me for going with Belkin only to have it not work out of the box, when Apple should have known this when it sold it to me.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    *** Download Latest Driver For Ethernet Functionality

    On the box, you'll find the URL to download the driver necessary for ethernet function.

    I would have liked 1-2 more ports, but it works just fine on MacOS Sierra.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No Ethernet for MAC Sierra

    The 3 USB 3.0 ports work quite well but the Ethernet does not work even after downloading old driver. Why is Apple Store selling this if Belkin won't keep it current? I always thought Belkin products were tops but if there is no new driver, this will be my last Belkin.

    43 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with macOS Sierra

    I upgraded my macbook pro to Sierra and now the ethernet port doesn't work. Quite disappointing.

    52 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, no driver.

    The product is well constructed and the USB ports function exceptionally well. The only downside of this product is that Belkin is rather slow with regards to updating their drivers. There is still no updated driver for the ethernet port to support MacOS Sierra. I have contacted Belkin support multiple times inquiring about the driver and no one knows when the driver will be updated.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Re: see how that guy is using his hub

    In response to Ryan F. from FULLERTON:

     > I would like to see how that guy is using his hub :)

    Well, here's your example Mac and it's USB ports:

    ➲ ┳ ⌘ Mac — ⟪1︎⃣ Keyboard⟫ · ⟪2︎⃣ Printer⟫ · ⟪3︎⃣ Phone⟫ · ⟪4︎⃣ Disk⟫
     ┗⋯゠4 busy USB ports

    You buy this Belkin's «3 extra USB Ports» hub. Here's your Mac now:

    ➲ ┳ ⌘ Mac — ⟪1︎⃣ Keyboard⟫ · ⟪2︎⃣ Printer⟫ · ⟪3︎⃣ Phone⟫ · ⟪4︎⃣ Hub⟫
    ┃┣⋯ + 1 Hub
    ┃┣⋯ − 1 USB Port
    ┃┗⋯ + 1 Homeless Disk
    ┗┳ ❉ Hub — ⟪1︎⃣ Disk⟫ · ⟪2︎⃣ Free USB 1⟫ · ⟪3︎⃣ Free USB 2⟫
     ┣⋯ − 1 Homeless Disk
     ┗⋯ + 2 Free USB Ports

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ethernet does not work

    Installed the driver, Ethernet still doesn't work. Driver doc says only for OSX 10.9 or below. Pssst, we're currently at OSX 10.11.
    Why is Apple even selling this?

    79 of 79 people found this useful