Would this adapter allow me to use my Thunderbolt 2 - gigabit ethernet adapter or is there a Thunderbolt 3 gigabit adapter?

Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter

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  • Yes, the Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter will work with most Thunderbolt 2 devices (they can't use more than 10W of power). Read Apple support document HT207266 "Connect devices and displays with the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter". I don't know of any Thunderbolt 3 gigabit adapters. There are Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt 3 docks that have gigabit Ethernet ports and many other ports. There are USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet adapters, but they use USB signals instead of Thunderbolt. They will work with the MacBook Pro 2016. I don't know if they are more or less efficient than the Thunderbolt adapter.

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