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USB Network Adapter, UtechSmart USB 2.0 to 10/100 Fast Ethernet LAN Wired Network Adapter for MacBook, Chromebook, Windows, Linux, Wii, Wii U and Switch Game Console
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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.
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|Item Dimensions||2 x 2.5 x 1 in||1 x 3 x 2 in||0.63 x 7.04 x 0.94 in||1.25 x 10.5 x 0.75 in||6.18 x 9.06 x 0.79 in||4.7 x 7.8 x 0.7 in|
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).
CompatibilityDrivers 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.
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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.
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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 through wireless, the light on the Wii U should go from yellow to red. Ignore that.
3)Plug in your Ethernet cable from the adapter to your router. (Nintendo notes that if you're plugging it straight into your modem, you should power cycle your modem. I didn't power cycle anything, but I also wasn't plugging it into my modem.)
4)Turn on the Wii U. Mine had internet from the get-go. But to MAKE SURE that its using the WIRED connection and not the wireless, this is what I did:
5)Open system settings, and choose the "Internet" category. From here select "Find a recommended connection type"
6)The Wii U will ask you if you have a home internet connection. Say YES.
Then it will ask if you have Wi-fi. Say NO.
then it will ask "do you have a lan adapter". say YES.
It should suggest an Ethernet wired connection. Yadda yadda yadda. Just say yes to all that and Okay.
It should now do a connection test. You should notice on this connection test instead of the default "Wii U >> Router/Modem >> Internet", It will now say "Wii U >> Internet"
The connection test will flash success if you have everything working right with your hardware.
The Wii U will make a new connection, and if you go and view it will say "Wired connection" and you can make this your default connection.
You've now got wired internet on your Wii U. Hurray!
Anyways. Past that, this thing works fine. Does exactly what it says, and I wanted to write a review to clear up any doubts someone might have about that other review, as well as write out what I did in case anyone has any problems getting this running. Happy gaming!
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.
Select Set for "Do you want to set this as the default connection?".
Congratulations, you're finished!
I also deleted my wireless connection just to ensure that my Wii U wouldn't suddenly have any confusion in the future about which connection to use, but you don't have to do it and it isn't necessary.
I've had no issues with getting connected to Splatoon multi-player since.
Last week I started to get an issue constantly. I just thought, why not ask Utech about it and see if they make it MY problem.
Instead, they just up and offered to send me another, FOR FREE, WITHOUT QUESTION. I now have it in my hands and am astounded. I've yet to open it and try to see if it solves the issue, but at least I know if it doesn't (I think it will) I can eliminate this as the issue. Truly great customer service. They made no assumptions and I didn't have to jump through any hoops, I think more than a year later!
Great great service. Thanks Utech!
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