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
Answers from the community
can 2 Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapters be used for extending a thunderbolt connection
- Asked by Joe H from Cocoa
- on 16-Dec-2018
Does it work with a 15" MacBook Pro mid-2015?
- Asked by Simon L from Shortstown
- on 06-Sep-2018
Yes, I use one frequently
- Answered by Jamie B from Brownton
- on 30-Nov-2018
Is this Thunderbolt 3?
- Asked by Josephine L from New York
- on 19-Apr-2018
No, it's Thunderbolt 2. In order to use it with a Thunderbolt 3 port, you'd need a Thunderbolt-3-to No, it's Thunderbolt 2. In order to use it with a Thunderbolt 3 port, you'd need a Thunderbolt-3-to-Thunderbolt-2 adapter. There's one on the store... search for "Thunderbolt 3 USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter" As unwieldy (and expensive) as chaining two adapters together may seem, at the time of this writing, it's probably the most reliable way to have a highly-portable, high-performance, reliable Ethernet connection. Any other USB-C dongle-style adapter available today will add its Ethernet port via the Type-C port's USB 3 channel, not the Thunderbolt channel. This makes the adapter much more prone to issues with reliability, driver compatibility, heat, and CPU usage. If something less portable is an option for you, I'd recommend using a Thunderbolt 3 dock to add an Ethernet port, since it would use the Thunderbolt channel, giving you better reliability and performance. I've used one by CalDigit with no issues, and Apple sells one by Belkin here on the store... search for "Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD"
- Answered by Matthew J from Dublin
- on 25-Apr-2018
Does this product support native Vlans?
- Asked by Alexander K from Horsmonden
- on 12-Jun-2012
Can I use this cable to hook up a Time Capsule to my iMac?
- Asked by Gillian K from Maryborough
- on 12-Jun-2012
This adapter is not necessary to connect your iMac to your Time Capsule for internet access and for This adapter is not necessary to connect your iMac to your Time Capsule for internet access and for your Time Machine backups. Time Capsule and iMac can be connected via Wifi. In almost all cases, though, using this adapter with a decent ethernet cable (I recommend at least a Cat 5e ethernet cable) connected hard-wired to your Time Capsule will not only improve your internet speed on your iMac, but also your Time Machine backup speed. The actual improvement in speed of these things will depend on your current internet speed and distance between the iMac and Time Capsule along with other possible interferences. In most cases, though, I would say the average user would notice a slight increase in performance, and the power user to notice a significant performance increase. If you deal with backup up many large files and are a heavy-bandwidth user, I woul definitely recommend using this adapter with either a Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable.
- Answered by Jeffrey Y from Westmont
- on 13-Jun-2012
I am planning on using this in America with my ipad pro 10.5 - will this be compatible, both with the ipad and with the American connector? Thanks
1 Answer(I am planning on using this in America with my ipad pro 10.5 - will this be compatible, both with the ipad and with the American connector? Thanks)
- Asked by Fern M from Marlow
- on 11-Dec-2017