• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

    I couldn't agree more with the previous review. I paid my Mac a certain price and an Ethernet port would have been a good idea indeed.

    I just bought that cable and it is busted already. Not impressed... Not impressed at all !!!!! AAAArrrrggggggghhhh!!!!!

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 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 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.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent - super fast file transfers ahoy!

    Works perfectly for connecting to my Synology NAS when I need more bandwidth than the wifi allows.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Poor Design

    Firstly, I should mention that I am forced to use this as the 2015 macbooks (retina) do not come equipped with an Ethernet port. For the price you pay, you'd think that some thought would have been put into designing this piece; here are some of the problems I've faced in using this:

    It is extremely sensitive to popping out of your laptop. As the Thunderbolt ports are very small, any time you move your laptop while connected, it's probably an 80% chance that the wire will slide out if you're not aware and cautious.

    Aside from the above, it still is prone to being lodged out due to the cube-like part of the adapter being caught on the edge of a table (for those who use their laptops on a table). All this is troubling when you prefer to maintain a steady connection to the internet.


    And to top it all off, mine has suddenly stopped working as well.. makes you realise how the quality of Apple's products are truly racing down the hill.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    Works absolutely perfect! I encountered no issues at all when using this with any Mac, works just as expected!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the packet

    I bought this originally for my MBP and now use it on and off with my MBA.

    Works perfectly.

    What more can I say ?

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money!

    Absolutely pathetic adapter!
    I use this with a MacBook pro.
    I'm not sure if the magnetic connection is strong enough, as a slight (and I mean slight) adjustment in working position results in the network connection being lost.
    I generally love Apple products, but would seriously think twice before purchasing this adapter, especially if you're prone to moving your laptop whilst working (on your lap for instance).

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    I unboxed the product. Then plug into my 15" Macbook Pro (2013) retina, and connect it with ethernet cable which further connects to your home gateway. It detects automatically and now you are already connected. It's that very simple and easy. Really No-Brainer! Hassle free and I'm very happy with the product.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine but it's a shame you need one

    The adapter works fine connected to my macbook pro with retina display, and my macbook air, in that it allows you to plug your ethernet cable into the computer.

    It's a shame however that the thunderbolt plug and socket are not nearly as sturdy as ethernet, and come out far too easily, which is very frustrating.

    But the real issue is that the computer doesn't come with an ethernet port. I can understand in the case of the macbook air that they are all about thinness, and ethernet is fractionally thicker than thunderbolt. But a MacBook Pro should not be without ethernet. Professionals using these machines rely on ethernet all the time for transferring large amounts of data. The photography, film and music industries all use ethernet to transfer data to and from computers and servers. And carrying around a flimsy adapter that falls out of it's socket with a gentle nudge just isn't a viable option. But until Apple changes their "pro" design, I guess we're stuck with these silly, flimsy and overpriced things.

    36 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Good product that does what it says. However, I have to knock a star because it does significantly reduce battery life. Prior to using this, I could use my macbook air all day with about 40% power left, when using this, my batter was flat just before the end of the day, so it uses like 70% more power. I am having to use this sparingly to conserve power.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    High Price, very low quality

    Totally unreliable product. With extremely light use, it started overheating (and not working) after 6 months or so.
    Totally unacceptable for the price you pay and of course for the standards of Apple.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    connected for 5 seconds

    bought this, expecting a more stable connection than the wifi. it turns out a total WASTE. it connect for 5 seconds, and then disconnected. tried restart, unplug and plug again.. same thing. what a waste of money buying such thing which now its gonna sit there collecting dust.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for 10mins

    Unfortunately, when using this adapter on a 2013 Retina MBP, I get about 10mins of use before the connection drops - this happens no matter the location: at home, at work or traveling using hotel internet.

    There seem to be a small number of people experiencing similar issues. The USB 3 to Ethernet adapter does not exhibit this behaviour and works flawlessly - bummer!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gives a good boost to my internet speed :)

    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 :)

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic (Using with Parallels)

    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.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good interface, bad connectors

    The thunderbolt interface is definitely fast. I can easily push over 900Mbps with this adapter on our LAN. The only problems I have are, as others have mentioned, that the connector does not fit snugly and the cable is very rigid and does not bend easily. The whole thing just feels fragile. If I had it to do over I probably would have just opted for a usb3 gigabit Ethernet adapter from a third party. IMHO if you don't need the speed just go with the apply usb2 adapter over this one.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

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

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    works great! for a while

    I got the thunderbolt adapter for my Macbook air because the place I was going to be at for a few months didn't have wifi. For the first three months of my stay I had absolutely zero trouble with it, but this past month it will occassionally disconnect but then a few minutes later will reconnect. It's been really iffy recently, and I've been a little bit concerned about plugging it into my computer. Hopefully I won't need it for too much longer, I'm not sure if it is meant to last more than a few months!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Driver Issues

    First off, this works GREAT on Mac OS X.
    However, when running bootcamp, the Driver has many issues.
    If it is unplugged, the computer must be restarted to connect again.
    Driver, for some reason disables the computers abilt to enter sleep mode, only hibernate and shutdown

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fully Functional

    Works perfectly with the Macbook Air!

    5 of 8 people found this useful