Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

  • 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

      175 of 229 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

      106 of 124 people found this useful

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

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works perfectly

      Excellent addition to my Mid-2011 MacBook Air 13'' i5 4GB-RAM 128GB. I did install the Thunderbolt update from Software Update before first using this adapter, Excellent addition to my Mid-2011 MacBook Air 13'' i5 4GB-RAM 128GB. I did install the Thunderbolt update from Software Update before first using this adapter, but all works fine, great product and good use of thunderbolt connectivity, about time such an adapter exists. Simply plugged it in to an ethernet cable and it worked instantly. I turned off wifi before first using just as a precautionary measure, to prevent any glitches or hiccups etc. after reading a few negative experiences first using this adapter, but all is fine. All we need now is a thunderbolt to thunderbolt x 4 hub or a thunderbolt splitter to take full advantage of the blazing fast speeds offered.

      • Written by Norman L from Manchester

      79 of 93 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works perfectly

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      No good

      Sorry I like Apple products but it simply does not work. I have a new laptop but cant access the internet as I have no wifi. I will have to dust off the old lap Sorry I like Apple products but it simply does not work. I have a new laptop but cant access the internet as I have no wifi. I will have to dust off the old laptop.

      • Written by Alastair D from Sherborne

      1 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?No good

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great product

      I purchased this thunderbolt ethernet adapter last week and it just recently arrived (on time). It works absolutely remarkably (it can reach the download speed I purchased this thunderbolt ethernet adapter last week and it just recently arrived (on time). It works absolutely remarkably (it can reach the download speed of 3MB/s). My friend used the one with USB port and it can only reach maximum of 1MB/s. Definitely a worthy purchase.

      • Written by Muhammad Akbar W from Makassar

      0 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great product

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Utter rubbish when used for comms in a server farm

      Stupidly I've bought 2 of these and use them in our rack on 2 Mac Mini servers. Within the rack we also have an Xserve and another Mac Mini server albeit with t Stupidly I've bought 2 of these and use them in our rack on 2 Mac Mini servers. Within the rack we also have an Xserve and another Mac Mini server albeit with the slower USB/Ethernet adapter. The USB/Ethernet adapter works fine, but no communication with either Thunderbolt Mac Minis. Oddly if I connect using VNC the adapters seem to allow this traffic. Sorry Apple but it's shameful that the Mac Mini Servers do not have a secondary ethernet port and shameful that the thunderbolt/ethernet adapter fails to work in any useful way.

      • Written by Sonny B from Woodford Green

      5 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Utter rubbish when used for comms in a server farm

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