Apple USB Ethernet Adapter work on Surface Pro Windows 8

I have got a shiny Apple USB Ethernet Adapter from my friends and he said that it work just fine with MacBook. Now I would like to use it on my tablet. When I plugged it in my Microsoft Surface Pro via usb port, the system recognize it in Device Manager but lacks of related drivers to be working. How can I fix the problem on Windows 7/8 64-bit computer?

In the Internet, some archive contains drivers for the Apple USB Ethernet Adapter, but they are only developed for Windows 98 and XP OS. Then I notice that the multi boot utility called Boot Camp software assists users to install Microsoft Windows operating systems onto Intel-based Mac. So we can try the following method.

* Open the webpage from IE, click the Download button to get BootCamp support software 5.0.5033 .zip file onto your C:\ disk.
* Double-click .zip to uncompress it. This huge archive contains all drivers for with Windows 8/7. Locate the Asix folder and execute the .exe inside the folder to install the driver for Apple USB Ethernet Adapter, without enabling the unsigned drivers feature.

14 thoughts on “Apple USB Ethernet Adapter work on Surface Pro Windows 8

  1. Tried this out on windows 8.1 (32 bit) as a last resort before I took the thing back (I didn’t read the back of the package where it specified that it was for MacBooks). Worked like a charm, I was connected to the internet without even having to reboot. Appreciate the article :)

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