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5.0 out of 5 stars Works on a Mac - make sure to use current drivers, 18 Nov. 2012
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[Review is using OSX.8 on a Macbook Air mid-2012]. Comes well packaged, requires a driver installation (not recognised by in-built OSX drivers. Driver is provided on a mini-cd, which for most devices likely to looking for an Ethernet Adapter (MacBook Air or Ultrabook) is an issue - they won't have optical drives, and mini-cd can't be used with slot loading drives (i.e. almost all Macs). Downloaded newer driver directly from Manufacturer (The device is an ASIX AX88179, Drivers version 1.2), which installed without issues (Driver installs a Kernel Extension and reboots).

Transfer speeds good and definitely faster than USB2.0 Ethernet adapters, BUT local DNS lookups and ZeroConf/Bonjour advertising isn't detected/reported. This isn't an issue if used as a general connect to internet, but if you are buying to use for large transfers on a local network (i.e. addressed as servername.local), then these won't work and you have to manually use the device IP address. Also means that devices often don't appear in the OSX sidebar, and Time Machines using network addressed devices doesn't work.

This may be just an issue with Mountain Lion. Fix the drivers and this would be a really good adaptor. With the current drivers, would recommend using a recognised USB2.0 adaptor, which OSX can use without any problems.

UPDATED 11-Dec-2012: ASIX have release updated drivers (V1.3) which appear to fix all these issues, recognises local networks, Bonjour and Time Machine drives without issues, review changed to 5*, this adaptor outstrips speeds of USB2-connected Gigabit adapters works well on Mac/Mountain Lion.
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