Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
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
- OS X v10.7.4 or later
- Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computer
Ratings & Reviews
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 ne 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
173 of 227 people found this useful
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 r 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
94 of 110 people found this useful
Excellent addition to my Mid-2011 MacBook Air 13'' i5 4GB-RAM 128GB.
I did install the Thunderbolt update from Software Update be 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
76 of 89 people found this useful
Excellent - super fast file transfers ahoy!
Works perfectly for connecting to my Synology NAS when I need more bandwidth than the wifi allows.
- Written by A T from Bromley
Works absolutely perfect! I encountered no issues at all when using this with any Mac, works just as expected!
- Written by Jack D from Cavan
Does what it says on the packet
I bought this originally for my MBP and now use it on and off with my MBA.
What more can I say ?
- Written by Robin B from Aspe
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapte this work in New macbook 2015 ?
- Asked by Shao Fang S from Butterworth
If you are talking about a Macbook Pro, then yes because it has 2 thunderbolt ports on the left side If you are talking about a Macbook Pro, then yes because it has 2 thunderbolt ports on the left side. If you mean just a Macbook, then no as you will need an adapter to connect from USB-C to gigabit ethernet. …
- Answered by Doug G from Dalton
Will Windows 7 (bootcamp) recognize a thunderbolt ethernet adapter?
- Asked by Jason R from Brookfield
The previous "yes" answer is correct, it does indeed work under Wndows 7 Bootcamp, but the answer is The previous "yes" answer is correct, it does indeed work under Wndows 7 Bootcamp, but the answer is a bit light on detail for a couple of the steps. Here's a fuller explanation:
1) download the driver per the instructions in the previous answer
2) unzip the drivers to a temporary folder on your hard drive
3) connect the adaptor to the thunderbolt port
4) reboot Windows
Windows should automatically detect the adaptor now and install it. You may need to point the installer at the location where you unzipped the drivers.
If Windows doesn't automatically install the device...
1) go to Start > Control Panel > Hardware & Sound and open Device Manager
2) click the name of your computer at the top of the device tree
3) click Action at the top of the window and choose Add Legacy Hardware
4) Click Next
5) Select "Install hardware that I manually select..."
6) Choose Network Adaptors
7) Choose "Have Disk"
8) Browse to the location of the drivers you unzipped earlier.
9) Click the .inf file
10) Select Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet from the list of drivers available
11) OK and install
You may need to reboot again with the adaptor plugged into the Thunderbolt port to finish the job, …
- Answered by Benjamin C from London
will this work for the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display?
- Asked by Vincent S from Austin
will it work with ipad air
- Asked by Paul H
No. The iPad Air does not have a Thunderbolt port.
- Answered by Kenneth H from El Paso
Does the Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adaptor come with a plastic cap for the male Thunderbolt end?
- Asked by Redmond Y from Quezon City
- Answered by Wout P
Can this adapter be daisy chained to my computer via a thunderbolt external hard drive?
- Asked by Mark W from San Francisco