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
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Periodically stops working physical connection loose

      This dongle stuff is not reliable over time. On my 2015 MBP, the lightning connector for this adapter is loose in both ports. I will be running web meetings This dongle stuff is not reliable over time. On my 2015 MBP, the lightning connector for this adapter is loose in both ports. I will be running web meetings and if my laptop shifts or I bump the cable, the network disconnects, killing my meeting. It's really frustrating to have spent $2,000, then $30 for this connector and have unreliable Internet. I don't know if the flaw is with the adapter or laptop ports, or both. Just ridiculous to have this problem. I was better off with tech in the 1990s, then I plugged in network cable and it never failed.

      • Written by Thomas S from Clarksville

      76 of 84 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Periodically stops working physical connection loose

    • 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. 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.

      • Written by Oliver G from Blandford Forum

      60 of 64 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?works fine but it's a shame you need one

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Very fast but.... (rMBP)

      It is a very fast adapter, bought it for my rMBP to use at uni. the issue is that it falls out VERY easily, which is somewhat of an issue for me. when working a It is a very fast adapter, bought it for my rMBP to use at uni. the issue is that it falls out VERY easily, which is somewhat of an issue for me. when working at a desk its fine, but at other times it gets knocked even just a little and it disconnects and takes a while to reconnect. This is annoying!

      • Written by Ben C from Uckfield

      58 of 63 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Very fast but.... (rMBP)

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Failed

      I've had my adapter for about two years with limited use. It sporadically drops my internet connection, which is not great while taking online exams or gaming. I've had my adapter for about two years with limited use. It sporadically drops my internet connection, which is not great while taking online exams or gaming. I'm not satisfied with the longevity of this product.

      • Written by Sarah B from melbourne

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Failed

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Excellent

      So far it has worked excellent. I'm looking for a USB 3.0 multiport, but I could not find a decent one. Those who sell at the APPLE STORE do not have good grade So far it has worked excellent. I'm looking for a USB 3.0 multiport, but I could not find a decent one. Those who sell at the APPLE STORE do not have good grades.

      • Written by Juan J from Bucaramanga

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Excellent

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Does not Plug into 2017 MacBook Pro

      I've now spent $200+ dollars on hubs, connectors, and extension cords to enable my uber expensive MacBook Pro to operate like a normal docked laptop. This acce I've now spent $200+ dollars on hubs, connectors, and extension cords to enable my uber expensive MacBook Pro to operate like a normal docked laptop. This accessory allows the ethernet to plug into it, but does not plug into any of the Apple designed Thunderbolt ports - the only ports available with the new laptop. Ports that make all connections stick out, just begging to get jammed sideways. You are better than this Apple.

      • Written by Kellar W from Olney

      11 of 11 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Does not Plug into 2017 MacBook Pro

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