Mobi Lock USB Ethernet LAN Network Adapter
Mobi Lock USB Ethernet (LAN) Network Adapter For Apple Macbook Air, Pro, iMac and Laptop Ethernet USB compatible with Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP and Mac OSX 10.6 / 10.7 / 10.8 / 10.9 / 10.10
Offered by Lock Sourcing Limited 2010 Price: CDN$ 24.99
One of a business traveller’s best friends
This is one of those little devices that makes my life easier.
I travel to meet with clients and that means not always being able to stay in accommodations where wireless internet is available but they do provide the RJ45 jack I the wall or those nifty lamps on the undersized work desks they put in each room. My tablet has a USB port which allows me to connect the device and get online.
Construction is decent. Both the RJ45 and USB connectors are well made and allow for a snug fit. The RJ45 allows the plug tab to lock in firmly so moving the cable doesn’t interfere with your connection.
Windows 10 immediately recognized the device and made it available, no drivers to install or configuration required. When connected to USB a red LED lights up next to the MOBI LOCK logo. When transferring data, the LD flashes. This is a nice way of trouble shooting in the event that you don’t have a connection.
In Windows this will show up under your Network Connections as ‘Realtek USB FE Family Controller’. This is NOT a gigabit adapter, you will get 100mb speeds only which is fine for any web browsing or even most file transfers when backing up the NAS.
I like how light the adapter is Its small size also allows me to pack it into the folio I use for the tablet. This makes for a professional looking set up rather than schlepping a big computer bag around. For the price this is a great item to have with you when traveling or just to have as a spare if something craters.