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Add a fast wired network interface. Supports Windows, Mac, Wii, Wii U, Linux, Chrome OS etc.
Full 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet performance over USB 2.0's 480 Mbps bus--faster than most wireless connections.
ASIX AX88772 chipset. RJ-45 network port for any 10/100 Mbps network. Link and Activity LEDs. USB powered.
Windows 8 and Surface Pro built-in support. Windows 7, Vista, XP supported by Windows Update, disk, and download.
Drivers built in to Mac OS X Lion 10.7+, Wii, ChromeOS, and some other systems.
Features faster-than-wireless speeds and easy connectivity. The UtechSmart USB 2.0 to 10/100 Network Adapter adds a Fast Ethernet (RJ45) capable port to any supported system. It uses the ASIX AX88772 chipset for widest possible compatibility. Note the adapter is not for network enabling USB devices, rather it's the other way around - it's a USB device that adds a fast wired network interface to supported computers, consoles, and mobile devices running network-capable operating systems. The unit features a compact external design. Two LEDs montior power and link activity. Powered by USB (no external power adapter needed).
Drivers built in -- no driver install required -- on Windows 8, Surface Pro, Mac OS Lion 10.7+, Nintendo Wii, Wii U, Linux 2.6.12+, ChromeBook, Chumby, and some other systems. On Windows 7, Vista 32/64-bit drivers are automatically provided via Windows Update. Windows XP, 2000, ME, and 98SE require driver install via download or included disk. Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.6 drivers via download. Open source driver in Linux kernels 2.6.12+.
Wired Ethernet via this adapter provides faster and more reliable network access than typical 802.11 wireless networking (up to 2-3x as fast). Particularly helpful for web video, downloads, and streaming. Useful to replace a broken network port, participate on multiple networks, or give virtual machines their own physical network connection.
In the box
UtechSmart USB 2.0 Fast Ethernet adapter with a USB 2.0 male A connector to the host and a RJ45 female connector to the network, driver disk, and quick start guide.
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
No Operating System
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I saw a review on here that said this doesn't work with the Wii U, but that is false. This adapter does indeed work with the Wii U. While I suggest following Nintendos guidelines to connecting it, I will simply post them here as to what I did to get it working (I did have a wireless connection at the time so this is also a guide to make sure your Wii U switches over from Wireless to Wired).
Please make sure you're buying the USB 2.0 variant. Another reviewer said to make sure to get the 2.0 and not the 3.0. I do not have the 3.0 but I would say he is correct. This is using the USB 2.0 variant.
1)Turn your Wii U off. (Doesn't need to be unplugged). If you're already connected to a wireless network you'll notice the standby light is YELLOW instead of RED. Yellow indicates the Wii U has an internet connection.
2)Connect the LAN Adapter to one of the USB ports on the BACK of the console. There are two. IF you had your Wii U connected to the internet before...
I bought this because I was constantly getting Error Code 118-0006 (among other error codes) while trying to play Splatoon online. The box included a mini-disc for installation, but wasn't required. The adapter will fit into any of the USB ports on the Wii U. Set up was very easy. I ran an Ethernet cord from my modem to this adapter, and the USB end into the Wii U. The Adapter feels well made, and was very affordable.
In order to get the Wii U to use a direct Ethernet connection do the following:
Go to System Settings
Select Internet (Should be the 1st option)
Select Connect to Internet
Press Y for Connection Types
Select Wired Connections (There will be a pop up about an Adapter instruction booklet, just press OK)
You will then see a Testing Connection screen, and assuming everything is set up correctly, you should see "The connection test was successful." shortly after. Press OK.
I've been having troubles playing online games with my Wii. Had even purchased a Wi-Fi router and set it right next to my Wii to avoid network problems. Troubleshooting suggested that my Wii was still having network issues. I purchased this as a test to see how a wired connection would work, and I had very low expectations.
I was shocked at how well this works. I had a short bit of configuration on my game system, but I have had no problems since. For months, I'd been thinking my troubles were because of my Internet connection, and this inexpensive device and 2 minutes of network configuration, and I'm back to online gaming like when the system was new!
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