USB to Ethernet adaptors are cheap and plentiful.
Like many Macintosh users, I've wanted to add a second Ethernet to an iBook (iMac, or Mac Mini) to use as a server (or as a replacement for a dead Ethernet built-in). Although USB to Ethernet adaptors are cheap and plentiful, Mac OS X drivers are not. After scouring the web and talking to other Mac developers, I finally found a workable Combination. The purpose of this note is to document what works since I haven't seen it widely published anywhere else. I welcome your feedback to help keep this PaGE up-to-date.
Drivers and Supported Devices
After some research on the web, I came to realize there are two basic catagories of USB-To-Ethernet adaptors:
USB 1.1 devices that use a Pegasus driver.
USB 2.0 devices that use a AX8817x driver
(or its successor, the AX88772 which appeared around Aug-2005).