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4.0 out of 5 stars Simple ethernet for the Macbook Air, March 13, 2011
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One of the offices I work in does not have WiFi. I work for the government and we're not allowed to have an unsecure WiFi router. I tried bringing in my own router and they shut off my port in a couple of days. So, I need a wired connection at times. This little dongle does the trick. I plugged it in. It worked in seconds. After a bit of use, it does get slightly warm to the touch. I figured since it gets warm with the Macbook on sleep, that it must be eating up the battery, but I couldn't see a significant difference in the battery percentage. Obviously, the heat comes from somewhere so it consumes some power, though not enough to worry about.
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Initial post: Nov 14, 2011 1:39:14 PM PST
No WiFi for security reasons but employees' laptops are totally fine! :)

Posted on Jul 18, 2012 9:18:45 AM PDT
Cracks me up that you're so casual about bringing in your own wireless router and opening up your workplace to data theft. On one of my networks the port would disable immediately and your boss would have to put in a request to turn it back on. I gave you a helpful vote anyway, but dude....

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 12:39:44 PM PST
spookiewon says:
I can't imagine they let you connect your personal computer to the network! Seriously. I DO NOT work for the government and I can't connect my personal laptop to the company network. Not a problem, I have and use a Verizon MiFi for personal internet purposes. I strongly suggest you use this method too, before you're in trouble for compromising you company's network.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2013 7:55:22 PM PDT
Will says:
Haha, yeah, this is pretty awesome. I am pretty sure you are in violation of your IT network's policies. "I tried bringing in my own router and they shut off my port in a couple of days." Hm, yeah, I wonder why ...

Anywho, I picked up the Thunderbolt version of this product since it supports gigabit. Probably makes this one kind of redundant, since you're probably looking for speed (and 99.9% decent corporate/government IT must use gigabit switches these days.)
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