How to fix your Vention USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter on the MacOS

If you’re looking for a nice and relatively cheaper way to connect your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air via Ethernet chances are you have to use an external adapter since the newer models of these laptops doesn’t have an ethernet input.

You may have stumbled upon the Vention USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter on Shopee which only costs ₱599 {<12 USD$) and it’s quite a steal, really!

The only problem is that when you have received the adapter and had to try it on the first run, it wouldn’t work. No, it’s not broken. It’s just MacOS has some active security mechanism to prevent unsigned hardware from accessing your computer.

Here’s how to fix just that.

  1. Download the MacOS driver (Link: https://www.asix.com.tw/products.php?op=pItemdetail&PItemID=131;71;112)
  2. You have to disable the csrutil. This is the safety mechanism of the MacOS to prevent unsigned hardware to access your MacOS.

Once you have downloaded the driver, you can proceed with disabling the CSRUTIL by shutting down your MacBook Pro or Macbook Air then hold down your Command + R key then press the power button. Keep holding the said key until the Apple and the progress bar appears.

Once you’re in the recovery mode, you can proceed by going to the terminal by clicking “Utilities” then “Terminal”

and type the following command:

csrutil disable

that should disable the CSRUTIL functionality of the operating system. Once you’re done. Restart your machine and proceed installing the drivers.

That’s it. That should fix the issue for your new Vention USB Ethernet adapter!