I have a Plugable USB 2.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Wired Network Adapter (ASIX AX88178 Chipset) Connected to a mac book pro running 10.6.8. I can get on the internet just fine, bu tI can not see any network shares, print to my network printer, or use itunes home sharing.
If I enable my airport I can see everything and homesharing works.
Thanks for posting with your issue, I’m confident this is one we can solve quickly!
Can you please verify the serial number from the sticker on the bottom of the unit?
Also, it would be helpful to know which drivers are loaded when you’re using the adapter. To check this, please open a terminal window and run the following command, then reply with the output (you can just copy and paste in the command below):
kextstat | grep Ethernet
Please let me know on these 2 extra details and I can recommend the next steps.
Just for public record, OS X customers with newer versions (serial numbers beginning with 7, 8, or 9) of our USB2-E1000 will need to install the ASIX 88178 driver to have access to bonjour devices. While the adapter will work for basic web browsing, installing the driver is recommended to avoid confusing device behavior.