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on September 25, 2017
Unfortunately, stopped working by the third time I used it. The first two times I used it, it was phenomenal. The third time, everything lit up as it should, but the network interface never showed up on my USB. Tried two computers, total of three times, just not working at all.

Updating this review (from 1 to 3 and now 3 to 5) due to Cable Creations reaching out to me in response to this review offering technical support. For some odd reason, this adapter is working this morning (no changes anywhere). This was both on my MacBook air and on my Ubuntu 16.04 computers. I use the Ubuntu for my daily work, so will leave it in place for the day to see how it goes. If all goes well, will update to 5 stars with an unexplainable failure that was apparently temporary.

I will have to see what Amazon wants to do.
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on October 26, 2015
Pros:

* It's actually plug and play! Verified working on Mac OS X 10.10 with no drivers. This convenience is worth a lot to me.

Cons:

* The link status indicator is inside the unit. I have to hold it up at an angle to see if it's showing link. I don't think I would be able to see it at all if the RJ45 connector on the cable I'm using wasn't clear.
* There is no network activity indicator.
* The plastic casing was a little damaged, appears to be a manufacturing defect.
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on May 30, 2018
The upside is that for my Macbook Pro 13 (late 2013) on macOS 10.12 it works just fine. No drivers, truly plug and play. I have my Macbook on a 100Mbps switch so it limits the 180Mbps that I get from my cable provider. I am getting 92.34Mbps down and 5.37Mbps up. This is slightly worse than my Accell USB to Ethernet adapter, which you have to install the driver for, as it gets 99.81Mbps down and 5.17Mbps up. So, almost the same but for $9.99, this will do just fine! I took a star away as it wasn't quite as good as my Accell adapter but the CableCreation adapter will go into my travel bag.

BTW, the ping latencies differences are likely as Speedtest selected different servers but the latencies should not have much of an affect on the up/down speeds. Just not great if you are gaming and need a fast response, ie. low network latency... or VoIP phone call for that matter! ;-)
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on October 24, 2017
My NIC on my motherboard, which was also the only internet connector built into my computer broke, so I had been living with an old USB Wifi adapter. This is a huge improvement, and puts my speeds back up to where they should be. If your ethernet port breaks on your computer's end, this is a great solution. If you have a laptop that doesn't have an ethernet port, this is also probably going to be a great solution, but you will likely sacrifice a USB 3 port, as I imagine you can't simply use a hub, but don't quote me on that.
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on November 9, 2017
Works great. Haven't had any problems with it so far. I replaced an amazon basics ASIX based usb adapter with this one which uses a realtek chip. The ASIX drivers used by the amazon basics adapter were super flaky and kept loosing connection/dhcp leases. There are many other USB adapters that use the exact same ASIX chip as the amazon basics adapter, so if you've had trouble with any of those maybe give this one a try.
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on October 10, 2017
It works but neither the USB plug or port are secure. I had to duck tape my network cord into the port, and the plug into my laptop does not push in all the way. For the price, okay.
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on March 7, 2017
Works on Nexus Player with an OTG adapter. Does NOT work with Nintendo Switch. It's inexpensive and seems well built. I'd buy it again.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon November 29, 2016
I'm an IT manager and order these for my work. We have dozens of them and do not have any issues. They work as they should and are sturdy.
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on June 19, 2017
The package was a couple of days late which wasn't the biggest deal. What frustrates me is the adapter disconnects from my computer periodically causing interruptions in my connection. I have multiple things plugged into my computer through USB and none of them show the same problems. I'm going to have to look into buying a new adapter because the interruptions throw off what I bought this for, online gaming. I would not buy this product if you're reading this.
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on April 24, 2018
Failed on second use ........ Update ...... Vendor reads reviews! Was contacted by them.... They wanted and did make good on their promise of customer support. Promptly received replacement and it work as expected .....Plug and play in my Chromebook......
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