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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Nice item but no OS X support – USB 10/100 RJ45 Ethernet Network Adapter Dongle Reviews

posted by Moto7451 on 12/19/2007 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
Works with Windows, Linux, but not OS X. Does what it's supposed to. 10baseT is good enough for internet access and troubleshooting bad NICs and other network problems
Cons:
No OS X support. This adapter uses the Davicom 9601 chipset which doesn't have an OS X driver.
Other:
I've been tempted to write one but I'd need help from someone with experience in OS X kernel extension drivers. The source code for the linux drivers is available on the Davicom website and several other open source USB OS X ethernet card drivers exist so someone else could potentially write one nudge nudge hint hint.
Bottomline:
Good product, just was hoping for OS X support.

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