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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 92 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Adapter

    Posted
    CaptPierce
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had purchased a generic adapter for my Surface Pro 3, that included extra USB ports - it never worked right. I then purchased this adapter and it has performed flawlessly. Since I bought it, it has traveled globally with me, been bounced around in my backpack in the overhead bin of airplanes, and used constantly every day and it has not missed a beat. My only complaint is that it is too short - if it was several inches longer, it would be perfect, but don't let that discourage you. It is well worth the money to get this OEM adapter compared to generic alternatives that will fail far too rapidly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Essential Accessory

    Posted
    callmeageeth
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Not much to say, does what it purports to do. I use this for business when I need to transfer large files over our network (much faster than Wi-Fi). It works great. Only gripe, and it's an obvious one, (and again a limitation of the Surface itself) is that this item takes up the one precious USB port. But for me, I only use it to transfer files so I'm not necessarily USING the Surface when this is plugged in. Once file transfer is over, I take the network adapter out and have my USB port back.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected but costs too much

    Posted
    thurianknight
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    Microsoft is getting into the game of designing connectors that don't fit right with anything else (e.g.. an angled plug), and then over-charging their customers for the accessories that use these connectors. But... if you have a Surface Pro 3 and need an Ethernet adapter, this is the one to buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what it needs to do

    Posted
    PurpleChunk
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I am a student in the middle of college, and the wireless connectivity in our dorm rooms is not the greatest. In other words, Ethernet is a must. So, with Surface Pro 3, this will fully allow my tablet to be a laptop replacement. As a plus, it does end up making things look nice. The plastic isn't cheap-looking, so that's really nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected

    Posted
    EdCalifornia
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    Dongle works as expected on Surface Pro 3. Made specifically for the Surface since the USB connector cover has a slight slant to match up with the slanted side of the surface pro. A "connected" light indicator is there - you'll see it when the LAN is connected and there are activities. Great when wifi is not an option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Only for the surface?

    Posted
    Kwisatzhader4ch
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Was told it would work on a Mac, yes I know it says surface, but they didn't have any Apple gigabit network adapters. Also, it appears to be a standard USB connection but it didn't fully plug into my Mac or PC USB connections...it felt like something was blocking the USB from fully plugging in.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Make sure your ethernet adapter is 3.0

    Posted
    alexandre999
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Had to buy this adapter because the newer ultrabooks are so thin that there is room anymore for an ethernet port. I decided by the microsoft because I had an USB 3.0 port available and a Cat-6 ethernet cable, so I could obtain higher data transfer rates.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A nice speed upgrade for your Surface/Surface Pro2

    Posted
    Edgex
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have a Surface Pro 2 with a docking station. The dock is only equipped with 100Mbps Ethernet, the addition of this little gem allowed my network file transfers to leap to 10x the speed of the dock. The value that BestBuy offered in this was totally worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You don't need a Surface for this to work

    Posted
    Busybe68
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this for my Dell Venue and it works great. Plug and play, the drivers automatically downloaded. Yes it works well with the Surface because of the angled plug, but it can work in other devices. I bought this on sale. Great purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Needed

    Posted
    bwren
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    USB to Ethernet is a must when sometimes WiFi just won't do. With internet speeds exceeding the speeds of many general purpose wireless connections it only makes since to have a hard wire handy when downloading or streaming larger files or media.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decided to Return

    Posted
    buddha
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    Two issues: First, it only runs 100Mbps. Second issue: Best Buy carries a 3 port USB3 hub with a built in GigE port for about the same money. If you have a Surface, you already know the need for additional USB ports.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wired USB to Ethernet adapter works as advertised

    Posted
    8Gand32G
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    Needed a wired Ethernet adapter for my Surface Pro 2 and Microsoft makes one. Because it is Microsoft it is more expensive than it should be probably but it does the job. USB 3.0 connection. Best Buy had it, I bought it, it works.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great display adapter

    Posted
    BobTazS
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    I love this display adapter. It works so much better than the first gen chromecaast on my surface pro 3. there were some minor issues with Win 10, but that has been fixed, Allows me to stream all of my sports and movies to my tv

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Required for Surface 3, works perfectly

    Posted
    milli23
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    I was a little disappointed to find out that the Surface 3 didn't have an ethernet port built in, but this adapter works perfectly. No problems installing or using, its just a little unsightly to have it dangling out of the computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have in work setting

    Posted
    DJr147
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    If you are planning on using this in a work setting it is a must have. I know the docking station has an Ethernet port in it but when you are on the move and need higher speeds than WiFi can offer this is a must have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Surface Ethernet Adapter

    Posted
    Bang
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Was not sure if needed but decided to purchase and have not regretted the decision. There are times when wifi is just too slow and it is nice to hook into the ethernet adapter and be on my merry way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Necessary for Hardline Connection

    Posted
    KyleM
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The one frustrating aspect of the Surface Pro 4 is that you need an adapter to plug into an Ethernet connection, but in some environments it's necessary (i.e. poor WiFi). Glad they have the adapter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    homegurm
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    Bought this device because the OEM stuff seems more durable than the cheaper generic versions. This device works well when I need an Ethernet connection to my Surface Pro 3. Purchased one for each tech's device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    cool accessory

    Posted
    amc1790
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    This has to be one of the neatest accessories for the table especially for an IT tech, because I no longer have to haul around a laptop to test lan connections just plug this in and we are good to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm

    Posted
    trs88
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Got this when I was in a pinch and needed ethernet hookup for my Surface. Works great. The only issue is that there is only one usb port in the Surface, so if you need to use something else, you will need a hub.

    I would recommend this to a friend