• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works out of the box

    • Written by Max S from Providence

    Worked right out of the box with my 2016 MacBook Pro, no need to mess with drivers. My internet speed increased from 10 Mbps downloading over wifi to about 600 Mbps with ethernet. The adapter gets noticeably warm but I wouldn't say hot. 1 star off for the heat and for being overpriced, but works as advertised.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Reaches 140F temperature

    • Written by Carlos K from Lake Forest

    I purchased this product a month ago. It reaches 140F during normal usage. It is performing well, but I'm concerned it will die soon to overheating.

    34 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    As described, but beware of bad drivers

    • Written by Ben W from Berkeley

    This adapter gets the job done. However, on OS X Mountain Lion and Sierra I had to update the Realtek chipset driver to fix a kernel panic problem. Unfortunately the Apple review system won't let me paste links, but if you google "rtl8153 driver update time" the first link (in my search results) takes you to a download page. Version 1.0.15 was crashing, and version 1.0.16 (released Nov 16 2016) has the fix.

    286 of 317 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets warm but works well. Good for assistant

    • Written by Raymond S from Wyckoff

    I wanted to let everyone know that this adapter works quite well. It does get warm to the touch during extended network transfers but other than that it gets the job done. I am finding it particularly useful to transfer, using migration assistant, data over to my new 2016 MacBook Pro via Time Machine which is hard-wired to my network (it's a first gen 1TB model). My time machine backup consists of data from my older 2009 17inch MacBook Pro. Initially I tried using Migration Assistant to transfer Mac to Mac using a direct ethernet connection between the two devices, but I was unable to complete that transfer. However now that I am transferring an account all all its programs and data via time Machine to my new MacBook Pro, the process is running much smoother. Because I am using the Belkin Ethernet adapter, I am getting consistent transfer speeds between 14 MB a second and 20 MB a second. I am very pleased.

    60 of 77 people found this useful