Is it possible to NetBoot MacBook 12-inch with this Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter?
I know I can NetBoot with Apple's USB-C to USB Adapter + USB to Ethernet Adapter but I haven't found USB-C to Ethernet Adapter which allows me to NetBoot MacBook 12-inch yet.
- Asked by Thomas C from Glendora
Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
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2 Answers from the Community
No, at this moment only the two ORIGINAL Apple Ethernet adapters (USB and Thunderbolt) support the NetBoot protocol.
It's a shame, that Apple don't have an USB-C Ethernet Adapter with NetBoot support. And now with all these new MacBook Pro devices, which only have USB-C ports, it's even worse.
Apple, these devices will be also used in enterprise environments and we need this for staging lots of Mac devices. So please, bring this NetBoot support back in this adapter! (Talk to Belkin to implement it in a future revision)
- Answered by Hansjörg W
I have just tested this Belkin USB-C adapter and it will Netboot into Deploy Studio. Tested with the new 2016 13 inch touchbar MacBook Pro booting into a netboot set created on Deploy Studio 1.7.5 and macOS 10.12.2. Also as another point, this USB-C to ethernet adapter shows up in System Preferences > Network and connects automatically (no driver installs required). This did surprise me as it is a 3rd party adapter but thought I would post the answer in case anyone else was interested.
- Answered by Campbell G