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If you want to do a network with only two machines the best way is firewire, it's bandwidth is 400mbit/s but in real world applications Firewire is has faster transfer than USB 2.0, you can even out Firewire 800.

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After 3 weeks of buying and trying these cards, I gave up, even when working all of them drop connection or hang my machine when heavy traffic, these are the one I've tried and didn't work:

Realtek 8169S
Realtek 8139D
nforce400
nforce780i
and couple of wireless, supposed to be supported OB.

So, after trying everything and spending lot of money I found that this simple soulution works great, no drops under heavy traffic, good bandwith and cheap!!, and the best of all, suported OB!!! for real!

http://store.apple.c...usb to ethernet


I'm glad I don't have to be worry about this anymore!
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hi
I second that!
I'm using USB to Ethernet adapter: Datel Lan Adapter for Wii -_- (CC,Gamestop,EBgames have it for $29.95)
it has AX88772 chipset and it is USB2
works great under Leopard and Vista, I can't see difference between real eth adapter nad this device in the terms of speed
no need a driver for Leopard
Asix page with bunch of other OS drivers http://www.asix.com....temID=86;71;101
best to all

thanks a lot , it works

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Seems many had success but now me.I have a very old Usb adapter and a SmartAX MT882 Modem(anyone heard of it!!).The Mac Info shows the following for the USB Adapter and it shows the Modem name correctly

Version: 10.00
Bus Power (mA): 500
Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
Manufacturer: GlobespanVirata
Product ID: 0x5c01
Serial Number: 00:0f:a3:50:20:d9
Vendor ID: 0x1110

The USB light in modem is also glowing.But I wonder how do i connect ??I have a Marvell 88E8040 ethernet card in my DELL XPS 1530.can anyone help me?

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Belkin F5D5050 , Pegasus and tiger 10,4,8 on Dell I1525 working very well by my side!!

Thanks a lot!

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Seems many had success but now me.I have a very old Usb adapter and a SmartAX MT882 Modem(anyone heard of it!!).The Mac Info shows the following for the USB Adapter and it shows the Modem name correctly

Version: 10.00
Bus Power (mA): 500
Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
Manufacturer: GlobespanVirata
Product ID: 0x5c01
Serial Number: 00:0f:a3:50:20:d9
Vendor ID: 0x1110

The USB light in modem is also glowing.But I wonder how do i connect ??I have a Marvell 88E8040 ethernet card in my DELL XPS 1530.can anyone help me?

Your USB adapter is a DSL modem not an USB to ETHERNET adapter.

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So how do I connect to Internet with it???.In my windows I have dial to connect to my broadband.

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unless it have drivers for Mac you cant.

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Fortunately I have drivers for it too,but as soon as i install and reboot I didnt find any new interface in the network preference.One firewire,bluetooth interfaces are available.Am I missing something here??According to the doc for the modem a interface called ethernet adapter must appear in the network preference.

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do you think it could resolve the ethernet drop issue? (in kalyway 10.5.2?)
when I download at high speed (my "high" speed is 280kB/s but nevermind, i'm not in a big city), my connection stop and i have to reboot to have connection.
what i get in my console is this message : " kernel exceed tx queue limit! tx_cur is 78962, dirty_tx is 78838, queue len is 124 "

so plz tell me if this issue can be solved by buying an internet usb adaptater, or if it is a kernel problem ...
PS : i use the ViaRhine.kext on a viarhineII onboard lan on a via chipset in an asrock mobo

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Fortunately I have drivers for it too,but as soon as i install and reboot I didnt find any new interface in the network preference.One firewire,bluetooth interfaces are available.Am I missing something here??According to the doc for the modem a interface called ethernet adapter must appear in the network preference.

Try to add a new interface in the network pane, or try to add a new location, maybe it will appear, also check System Profiler: Network.

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Apple USB Ethernet Adapter worked like a charm on my P5N-D, works 100% without CPUS=1 though abit pricey @ $49.99 at Bestbuy here in Canada. I thought about some other cheaper ones but I wanted to get it right and make sure it works the first time... as for speeds on the internet, it's fast. I guess when it comes to transfering files back and fourth on the ineternal network thing might lagg abit.. but that's ok ;)

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thank you, macgirl :)
i already knew it'll work with leopard,
by the way, i wanna how this dongle work with nforce chipsets,
as you may know, RTL8139 works great in intel chipset but not the nforce one.


muitommy: Ethernet networking works!! Nvidia 790i Ultra motherboard with quad cores, all running!! Kalyway 10.5.2 on default setup. Apple USB 2.0 Ethernet Adapter, model MB442Z/A.

On the first boot after Kalyway install, you might have to do the following. System Preferences -> Network. Click on device: USB Ethernet. Advanced button. Turn OFF Configure IPv6. Click OK button and Apply. Shutdown the computer, when you startup, should have internet.

400-500 KB/s on LAN which normally gets about 2.5 MB/s. Still, it works with no fuss!

2nd Edit: Dooh, sorry that slow network speed was NOT from the Apple USB Adapter! The Apple USB Ethernet Adapter works perfectly, with no speed loss. The slow network speeds were from my powerline networking adapter, which was getting a lot of interference from the dimmer switch that was on a lamp. I turned off the damn lamp, and my network speeds went back to normal!

Big thanks to macgirl for the heads up....U rock!! :happymac:

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muitommy: Ethernet networking works!! Nvidia 790i Ultra motherboard with quad cores, all running!! Kalyway 10.5.2 on default setup. Apple USB 2.0 Ethernet Adapter, model MB442Z/A.

On the first boot after Kalyway install, you might have to do the following. System Preferences -> Network. Click on device: USB Ethernet. Advanced button. Turn OFF Configure IPv6. Click OK button and Apply. Shutdown the computer, when you startup, should have internet.

400-500 KB/s on LAN which normally gets about 2.5 MB/s. Still, it works with no fuss!

2nd Edit: Dooh, sorry that slow network speed was NOT from the Apple USB Adapter! The Apple USB Ethernet Adapter works perfectly, with no speed loss. The slow network speeds were from my powerline networking adapter, which was getting a lot of interference from the dimmer switch that was on a lamp. I turned off the damn lamp, and my network speeds went back to normal!

Big thanks to macgirl for the heads up....U rock!! :)


i already have it working smoothly for a few months :( .

btw, that is really costly in Canada, in HK, that only costed me HK$230 / US$3x

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Hello, I bought a Trendnet USB to Ethernet Adapter like some here in this thread have, its based on the Asix AX88772 chipset.

I got it to work for a day or two, but now its not working anymore. What kind of weird behavior is this?

Here is the initial problem. I have the Kalyway 10.5.2 and for some reason it didnt include the AppleUSBEthernet kext, so I downloaded it and dragged and dropped it to the Extensions folder, went to Terminal and did the following(I want to include the steps taken, maybe I did something wrong);

sudo chmod -R 755 AppleUSBEthernet.kext <-- press enter
sudo chown -R root:wheel AppleUSBEthernet.kext <-- press enter

It fixed the permissions and then I was able to kextload from the Terminal;

sudo kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/AppleUSBEthernet.kext

When I restart, my System Profile doesnt have the AppleUSBEthernet kext on the Extensions list. I have to load it. Could this be why my adapter is not working?

How do I get the kext to load on boot?

Also note that in the USB devices of the System Profile, it doesnt show the USB to Ethernet Adapter, so apparently its not even recognizing it, I dont know if this has to do with the AppleUSBEthernet not loading or some other conflict.

****EDIT UPDATE*****

Ok, I have been doing some more research and I found out that my kext isnt loading because my Adapter is not being recognized, hence, the kext doesnt boot. So what is going on then? Could there be USB conflicts? I also installed the USBAx8817x.kext but the Vendor and Product ID do not match mine in the Info.plist, which is odd, I dont know.

Any help would be appreciated!!!

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Ok, I just returned my Trendnet Adapter and I went to Best Buy and bought the Apple USB Ethernet Adapter. I am getting the same problem. So I think this has to do with the USB. I installed it, nothing happened, loaded kexts, then rebooted, it worked.

Got a system freeze when I opened iTunes, so I restarted and on reboot, my kexts were not loading anymore and my USB adapter was not being recognized in the System Profile.

Do I need a new USB driver?

If I do, which one?

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is it possible to port this driver for the DM9601 from linux to MAC ?

http://ubuntuforums....d.php?p=5446986

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Can someone please help me?
I'm using (well, trying to use) Belkin F5D5050 and even though it is listed as officially supported, it doesn't seem to work, Mac OS says something like 'network cable is unplugged'. I've tried the drivers that came with it (didn't work) and that were linked in this topic (didn't work either).
What could that be and what is the workaround?

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i am using PCMCIA Realtek RTL8139/810x Family 10/100 and is working perfectly on my iATKOS 10.5.4

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I have a macbook air, and I have one of these linkssys usb100tx adapters, but i cannot make it work, I installed the drivers mentioned in the first post, but it doesnt seem to attach the drivers to the card, Just like pongo or whoever said it just sits there with a flashingTX/RX light, but no link light. I sure wish I could make this work, it will save me 25 dollars.

any idea?





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