søndag 8. november 2009
Windows 7 drivers for Apple USB Ethernet Adapter
Some weeks ago I set up my Xbox360 in my livingroom. I already had gigabit ethernet to my htpc but adding another cable just for my xbox was not an option, and adding a switch was not worth the added mess of cables( and lack of WAF ).
So I just went to my local Apple store and picked up an Apple USB Ethernetadapter, its just cheap and simple.
But: there is no official drivers for windows! I knew this but was certain they would be easy to find on the net, I was wrong!
After googling for some time I found a solution, but it still required some tweaking of .ini files, and I was not expecting to spend hours to get this working :(
Anyway, it works now and there now is a simple solution to get your Apple USB Ethernet Adapter working under 64bit Windows 7.
First respect where respect is due:
The original hacked drivers for XP 32-bit in this post by tnkgrl
Yougottabekiddingyou was the one to present a solution for Win 7 64-bit in this post (Thats what I used)
Using the tips from "You Gotta Be Kidding You" someone put togheter this hacked version that I can confirm works for Win 7 64-bit:
Note: After searching around a bit I found those official drivers for win 7 that should work in theory, but untested by me:
They probably need to be edited to work with the apple dongle, and include those updates:
Version 22.214.171.124 (2009-06-10)
1. Restore the PHY Select Register after resume from hibernate.
Version 126.96.36.199 (2009-06-05)
1. First release. Modify from Vista driver v188.8.131.52.
I have had zero problems with my drivers and have found no reason to upgrade.
The Apple USB Ethernet gets my recomondations as a cheap and easy fix to get your Xbox 360 online without extra Ethernet connections, or just a simple way to add a ethernet port to your computer at USB2.0 speed.