• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gives a good boost to my internet speed :)

    • Written by from Bracknell

    Living in an area with a reasonably slow broadband speed, I decided to give my internet speed a bit of a boost, so I went and bought this adapter to join the other 6 adapters connecting to my MacBook Pro (Late 2013). Before I bought this, I got about 6 mbps, now I get around 7 mbps (both measurements with only one device connected to the router). It works fine with Parallels 9 running Windows 8.1, in case you were wondering. Just a tip before you buy- to make it actually work you need to turn your WiFi off via the bar on the top so your mac looks for the next available connection. I only bought this earlier (at time of post) but it works perfectly so far. I hope this helps :)

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Highbury

    I was sceptical about this product because of the bad reviews and therefore seriously thought about the which MBP to get but figured that if there was less than 100 bad reviews out of the 1000's sold it can't be all that bad and I took the gamble. I don't know why the other are having trouble but I haven't got one complaint, it works great.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug & Play. Excellent!

    • Written by from MIami

    No problem with this accessory. Just plug and play. Works like a charm

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    1000BaseT on Retina MBP

    • Written by from San Jose

    -full 1000BaseT speed
    -no USB overhead
    -easy setup of static IP (as long as you know where to find the TB-Enet adapter's MAC address: SysPrefs/network/select TB-Enet/click "advanced" button/click "hardware" tab/copy MAC address and give that MAC address to your IT department so they can assign a static IP address to your TB-Enet adapter's MAC address)

    Other notes:
    -make sure all your computer's firmware is up-to-date: SMC, EFI, and Thunderbolt

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic (Using with Parallels)

    • Written by from Leeds

    Great product.

    Instantly was able to use this in Parallels in a Windows 7 VM over the Bridge setting.

    No configuration or drivers in Windows on the VM at all.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tried another brand without success

    • Written by from Bothaville

    Have MacBA, I needed connectivity to wire. Bought a Tr***Net USB adapter (the original Apple thingy was not available). After a small battle (because the MacBA has no CD/DVD drive), I got the TrendNet thing working.... for 3 days.
    Bought the original Apple adapter that you connect ...... and it just WORKS, and WORKS and....... still works.
    No hassels :-)

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Maple Grove

    Got this for my mid 2011 Macbook Air. Works perfectly. Not much more to say.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does its job

    • Written by from Falls Church

    This adapter is small, light, and does its job with no fuss. Works well in hotel rooms that only have wired ethernet, transfer speeds are quite nice over thunderbolt to network shares on a gigabit network.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Glen Vine

    No problems on my 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display, works just as you would expect it to, no setup whatsoever. Very pleased.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best $30 I've spent in Apple Store

    • Written by from Fitchburg

    Dealt with spotty wireless connectivity on my MBA since purchase. Never sure whether ISP, router(s) or the MBA itself. After this purchase, convinced it is the wireless.

    This thing screams, and is vital to great HD video tx/rx. The firmware upgrade to 1.2 is real. Won't work without it.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product for MBP 15 Retina

    • Written by from West Hollywood

    Works great. Very pleased.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fully Functional

    • Written by from Dublin

    Works perfectly with the Macbook Air!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine on Mountain Lion and Win7 under Parallels

    • Written by from ORLANDO

    After reading some reviews here I was hesitant to get this. Some people had problems, especially when running Windows on their Mac. Fortunately, it worked fine for me, no hassles. I use a Retina MacBook Pro (mid-2012) running ML 10.8.3, and running Windows 7 under Parallels. No problems connecting to the Internet either on the Mac or the Windows side. Perhaps this was because, before plugging in the T-to-GE adapter for the very first time, I turned off my rMBP, inserted the adapter, then booted up. Maybe because it was in the system from the start, this worked better. Anyway, I had zero problems -- plus I like not having to take up a USB port.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Wigan

    I bought this item for a MBA 13'' (Late 2012) . Upon plugging it into the MBA and network, it worked straight away . It is far quicker than wireless and in the few hours that I've used it non-stop it hasn't caused any problems . I consider this to have been an excellent purchase and well worth the £25 price tag .

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt to Ethernet Adaptor solved Roku and Apple TV ethernet access

    • Written by from San Jose

    Ok, this is not what most people buy the Apple Gigabit Ethernet Adaptor for, but if you travel with an Apple TV or Roku video streaming device and want to use it on the road this adapter along with your Mac solved my WiFi internet access issue.

    Apple TV and Roku don't have web browsers, so when you try to connect to the internet and need to click an ok or agree button to access the network these devices fail to login (all they can do is network name and password).

    If you use your MacBook to connect to WiFi and go to sharing in System Preferences you can choose to share your Ethernet over Thunderbolt. You can then plug in this adapter along with the Cat5e/6 ethernet cable to your Apple TV or Roku player and viola you can now use your device on any WiFi network that your Mac can log into, that your Apple TV or Roku couldn't. It is a great travel solution and a must carry adapter in my travel bag. Thank you Apple!

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Drexel Hill

    Very good

    2 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by from Newcastle

    This works perfectly for me on mac, and on windows 7 via bootcamp. It provides full gigabit ethernet speeds, where as a usb adapter cannot.

    For everyone complaining, no one is forcing you to buy a retina MBP, Apple stills sells laptops with ethernet ports. If you haven't noticed, the retina models are simply too thin to fit an ethernet port. Buy the model that fits your needs.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works.

    • Written by from Seattle

    Used with Macbook Air (2012). Does everything as advertised.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One Word-PERFECT!

    • Written by from Smithton

    Im not one to write reviews-but I think this product deserved one! I received it in the mail and was firstly taken back by its size! its so tiny! it suits my MacBookPro Retina perfect ally! the speeds achieved with this are amazing! I speed tested it with speedtest.net and compared with my my Lenovo R400 laptop both with gigabit connection over a Fibre NBN internet connection and the Mac was a full 20Mbps faster than the windows PC! But that was not really that surprising! :P One little feature I would love is hotplug compatibility in windows! I think all that would require is a driver tweak!
    All round great product! I would recommend for anyone who has recently acquired a MacBookPro Retina and needs a gigabit ethernet port!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent! Allows for two ethernet ports on a Mac Mini running Mac OS X!

    • Written by from Marysville

    I needed to set up my Mac Mini as a file server, connecting to an iSCSI RAID drive made by Drobo (a DroboPro to be precise). To do so, I needed to add another ethernet port to my Mini, so that I could have one port for connecting the Drobo, and one for talking to the network. To address this issue, I looked in to the Thunderbolt Ethernet adaptor from Apple. Unfortunately, no information that I could find would confirm that these adaptors would work with anything other than MacBook Airs. As such, I decided to take a chance, try it out on my Mini, and if it worked great, if not, I would return it.

    I purchased it and waited for it to arrive. Once it arrived, I immediately plugged it in to the Mini. Unfortunately, nothing changed in the Network Interface list in Network System Preferences...Darn - maybe it isn't supported....I thought. It also seemed very loose when plugged in to the port, much looser than a mini-display port adaptor. That seemed strange due to the fact that they were the same size plug.

    For the longest time, I couldn't realize why the Mac Mini would not recognize the presence of the adapter, while when used on my MacBook Pro it was recognized perfectly. Eventually, I placed a light back in the networking closet and realized that the adaptor wasn't pushed in all the way! Once I pushed in the adaptor all the way, it worked perfectly on my Mac Mini running Mac OS X 10.8. It was recognized instantly and the thunderbolt ethernet port automatically appeared in the network system preferences.

    I now have a connection to the Drobo RAID array that is at least 3x faster than before. This is a great little adaptor for use in Mac Mini computers running OS X.

    Highly Recommended, just make sure to push it in all the way, with a little more force than you might think is needed.

    12 of 15 people found this useful