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

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works great on Retina MBP

      Works perfectly fine on the new Retina MBP.

      • Written by Rick R from Hewitt

      729 of 833 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works great on Retina MBP

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Exceptional with the 2011 Macbook Air 13

      Installed the new Driver / Thunderbolt 1.2 Update from Software Update, plugged it in, and zoom. Works great, no longer wasting a USB port, and its super fast! Installed the new Driver / Thunderbolt 1.2 Update from Software Update, plugged it in, and zoom. Works great, no longer wasting a USB port, and its super fast! Will be perfect in those hotels with no WiFi. No compatibility issues with my 2011 MBA 13 inch I bought last year.

      • Written by Sayantan N from White Plains

      507 of 584 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Exceptional with the 2011 Macbook Air 13

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Works if you can find the Thunderbolt 1.2 update

      This adapter requires an update to the AppleBCM5701Ethernet plugin to work. That update was present in the thunderbolt software update 1.2 package. Said updat This adapter requires an update to the AppleBCM5701Ethernet plugin to work. That update was present in the thunderbolt software update 1.2 package. Said update was pulled from the automatic update list due to it crashing non-thunderbolt systems such as old macbook pros. I haven't read a report of any problems for us macbook air users, and it works great on my 2011 macbook air. If you're lucky enough to have grabbed a copy of the update from apple's KB article before it was pulled from there as well, you should be able to use the adapter. Presumably apple will fix this big error in a day or so with a newer thunderbolt update. If you know what you're doing, you could always backup your IONetworkingFamily kext before applying the update, and then restore just that kext it if your system crashes from the update. Nice performance with this dongle - I get 900Mbps throughput. Driver (and broadcom's specs) indicate jumbo frame support, but I haven't tried it. Jumbo frames not really necessary IMO since the CPU is beefy enough to handle high packet/second data rates. Finally a cheap way to get data on&off a macbook air at speeds above USB 2.

      • Written by Bruce C from Kentfield

      390 of 457 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works if you can find the Thunderbolt 1.2 update

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      off to the races

      have new MacBook Air,purchased from Apple, plug the adaptor into thunderbolt 2 and bam! off to the races. no problems pure plug and work on uverse network at 72 have new MacBook Air,purchased from Apple, plug the adaptor into thunderbolt 2 and bam! off to the races. no problems pure plug and work on uverse network at 72Mbps

      • Written by Robert M N from Arlington

      2 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?off to the races

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      The best on the market.

      I bought mine for my Mac Book Air & it works perfectly, for me you get what you pay for, My friend bought 1 from EBay for half the price, and guess what, it did I bought mine for my Mac Book Air & it works perfectly, for me you get what you pay for, My friend bought 1 from EBay for half the price, and guess what, it did not work, The LED Light lit up but that was it.

      • Written by Andrew J from clevedon

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The best on the market.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Amazing

      I am very impressed with this adapter, as with any apple product. I love the design and simplicity as well as excellent performance. The price was a little hig I am very impressed with this adapter, as with any apple product. I love the design and simplicity as well as excellent performance. The price was a little high for this, but it was worth it.

      • Written by Benjamin H from Cohasset

      2 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Amazing

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