In a previous blog post, I noted the insane lack of simple Gigabit Ethernet adapters for Mac’s. Even the ones that claim to be “plug and play” have some bad reviews when it comes to handling resume from sleep or just generally behaving well long term.
There seems to be a solution to this, and it’s the NewerTech USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet adapter. The price is right at just 16.75, and in testing with my desktop, it seems to just work. I went a few days and didn’t notice any difference between it and my integrated Ethernet port.
Of course, this may be a bit too late considering the new Macbook’s are all USB-C, but in general, the Mac world has only just started the transition. There are still a LOT of people out there who could use a good Ethernet adapter for simple docking at home or on the road.