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

  • 3.0 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

      718 of 819 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

      496 of 571 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

      381 of 446 people found this useful

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

    • 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

      Is this review useful?Amazing

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      This doesn't work in El Capitan when using high speed 1000BaseT gigabit eth

      In a Macbook pro Retina Late 2013 with OSX 10.11.4, it doesn't support gigabit ethernet. It works fine with 100baseTX but it doesn't work with 1000BaseT.

      • Written by Enrique C from Dublin 6

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?This doesn't work in El Capitan when using high speed 1000BaseT gigabit eth

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      initially didn't work - was my modem, new modem fixed the problem

      I prefer a hardwire internet connection to avoid dropping connections so I bought this adapter and had problems connecting to my new Comcast internet service. I prefer a hardwire internet connection to avoid dropping connections so I bought this adapter and had problems connecting to my new Comcast internet service. Everything looked okay but no internet so I bought a different brand, this time a USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter and it also did the same thing, looked like the settings were fine after troubleshooting but still no internet. I tried replacing my old cable modem but still no ethernet connection so I finally had a Comcast technician come out. He couldn't find anything wrong and tried replacing my modem with a Comcast modem made by Arris/Motorola) and voila! both the Thunderbolt and USB-C ethernet connectors worked. The problem was something to do with self-assigned IP addresses not working, too technical for me and moot as all the connections are working great so it was the connectors or my laptop.

      • Written by Nancy I from Pleasanton

      Is this review useful?initially didn't work - was my modem, new modem fixed the problem

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