Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

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  • Overview

    The Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter lets you easily connect to a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet network. Small and compact, it connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac computer and provides an RJ-45 port that supports 10/100/1000BASE-T networks.

    What’s in the Box

    Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with built-in Thunderbolt cable

    System Requirements

    OS X v10.7.4 or later

    Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computer

  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Works great! (But don't buy it for MBA!!!)

      Why? This is nothing wrong with the product at all and it works great! The problem is... if you are using Macbook Air and you need to connect to extra monitor Why? This is nothing wrong with the product at all and it works great! The problem is... if you are using Macbook Air and you need to connect to extra monitor with thunderbolt you are out of luck. Either have this or the thunderbolt to DVI/HDMI adpter. I never thought of this until I bought it went home and had the "Ahhhh moment". Get the USB version instead. If you never care about extra monitor ever at all or you don't need to do presentation on bigger screens then sure go ahead.

      • Written by Bono Kin Bong F from Vancouver

      179 of 235 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works great! (But don't buy it for MBA!!!)

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Try checking for a Thunderbolt update if it doesn't work

      When I first plugged the Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter into my Macbook Air nothing showed up in the Network Preferences. Tried rebooting, etc. but nothing. When I first plugged the Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter into my Macbook Air nothing showed up in the Network Preferences. Tried rebooting, etc. but nothing. Luckily I had a wireless connection available so tried Software Update and lo and behold there was a Thunderbolt Update available. Installed that and rebooted and the adapter worked perfectly.

      • Written by Barry D from CARDIFF

      110 of 128 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Try checking for a Thunderbolt update if it doesn't work

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Very fast but.... (rMBP)

      It is a very fast adapter, bought it for my rMBP to use at uni. the issue is that it falls out VERY easily, which is somewhat of an issue for me. when working a It is a very fast adapter, bought it for my rMBP to use at uni. the issue is that it falls out VERY easily, which is somewhat of an issue for me. when working at a desk its fine, but at other times it gets knocked even just a little and it disconnects and takes a while to reconnect. This is annoying!

      • Written by Ben C from Uckfield

      43 of 47 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Very fast but.... (rMBP)

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Poor Design

      Understandably, it does function properly. However with my circumstances, I'm always moving around with my Macbook. The wifi signal in my facilities aren't ve Understandably, it does function properly. However with my circumstances, I'm always moving around with my Macbook. The wifi signal in my facilities aren't very strong, so I am to resort to this method. With that said, the adaptor itself always loses connection very easily when my MacBook moves but an inch. It would have been a very smart idea for Apple to have an integrated clip on the thunderbolt end of the adaptor, and on the MacBook itself 'inserts' for the clip to latch itself. When wireless internet fails, this minor flaw is clearly an annoyance, especially when this product is overlooked due to convenience and short term design.

      • Written by SEAN K from La Canada

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor Design

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Truly awful, do not buy.

      I was having latency issues while playing online games through the wi-fi connection (both 5.0 and 2.4 ghz), so I decided to upgrade to a more stable LAN connect I was having latency issues while playing online games through the wi-fi connection (both 5.0 and 2.4 ghz), so I decided to upgrade to a more stable LAN connection. Naturally, since Apple seems to hate standard I/O, I had to buy an adapter, and I unfortunately chose this one. I went from a latency ranging between 70ms - 160ms, to a range of 40ms - 12380ms (12 second delay). This is atrocious as no other LAN connected computer on our network has these issues, they are specific to the Ethernet adapter. This is a horrible piece of technology and I am demanding a refund. Do not buy. These should be incinerated instead of sold.

      • Written by Marc L from North bay

      Is this review useful?Truly awful, do not buy.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      stopped working after 3 months

      It worked perfectly first 3 months. Plug and go. MBPro was on the table whole time, no transfers, no awkward positions. Rubbish.

      • Written by plysovej K from leamington spa

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?stopped working after 3 months

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