• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow slow slow

    Compared the old macbook dongel that has thunderbolt with this one. Got close to 1000Mbits. With this Belkin USB-C dongel I get around 200-300 Mbits

    So avoid buying this official dongel!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stopped working after 2weeks

    this is just crazy, it is a 2nd connector that stops working shortly after buying... Is Apple blocking non-Apple products connected to USB-C ? It is just crazy how the non-Apple stuff is not compatible with Apple Mac products. Can't be a coincidence I think. In Windows world I could plug literally anything to USB and it would just work like a charm for years.. even Chinese manufactured devs worth 3$! For Mac everything costs at least 60$, even the very simple hardware, like connectors... non-Apple converters are also far more expensive than the PC counterparts. Non-Apple connectors seem either not working at all, or are very unstable, to the point you can't rely on the connector.. Shame Apple, shame... I think this is going to be my first and last Mac Book Pro - all shiny and powerful but can't do stuff that 200 $ laptops can do reliably which is essential for getting work done..

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad product!

    It freezes by Macbook pro 13 and forces it to shutdown! Truly dissapointed!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Garbage, doesn't work. The Moshi adapter I bought works perfectly on first try. Many people here whining about Apple but Belkin needs to get their stuff together on this one.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works out of the box

    Worked right out of the box with my 2016 MacBook Pro, no need to mess with drivers. My internet speed increased from 10 Mbps downloading over wifi to about 600 Mbps with ethernet. The adapter gets noticeably warm but I wouldn't say hot. 1 star off for the heat and for being overpriced, but works as advertised.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works!

    I was skeptical after reading all the negative reviews. I used this adapter to restore my 2016 MacBook Pro w/touchbar from my Apple Time Capsule 2TB. I plugged in the Belkin adapter to the right side of the laptop, without installing any drivers and it just works! Adapter does get a little warm, but not hot. Apple's "Network Utility" confirms 1 Gbit/s link speed. My system has been restored and I'm now a happy camper!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working after 3 months

    Since Mac is so advanced that everything needs an $80 to $150 dongle rather than using the standard connections (sarcasm intended), I had to buy this in order to have a wired connection. So glad that it stopped working after 3 months (again sarcasm intended). Maybe its time to start looking at Android phones and Surface Pro laptops that don't require so many add-ons in order to work properly? I don't know that my company can afford the true cost of owning a Mac as its higher than its ever been only minus the quality.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Can run at gigabit but Hot

    Tested with iperf3, around 940 Mbits/sec both in transmit and receive.
    The adapter is hot and drains battery.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    So, wired Ethernet is sill required in many situations and the Belkin adapter is the only USB-C Ethernet adapter in many Apple Stores. Got my first one with my new MacBook Pro 13" about a year ago and never got it to work, so returned it. Instead got a cheap one from eBay that worked fine until I lost it somewhere, like so many other adapters that are required to connect modern MacBooks to the outside world. Went to the local Apple Store and again, the Belikin Ethernet adapter was the only one available so I took a chance and bought it. -Even this adapter did not work! One would think that if it was a driver issue, it should have been included in the latest OSX 10.13.5 so I don't think thats the issue. It is also stated on the Belkin website that no additional driver is needed. The device still gets hot though, so probably it will drain battery even though it is working. Please remove this adapter from the stores and provide us something with higher quality!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Drains battery when plugged in

    For me this adapter manages to drain the battery of my laptop to 0% even when it is plugged-in! Definitely a no go.

    I exchanged the first one I bought thinking I got a lemon but about to bring back the second one which has the same issue.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed to work out of the box

    I have two dongles for the 2016 MBP, one a full dock and one a portable Ethernet & USB combo dongle but the Ethernet on the smaller device is apparently a "bridged connection" which won't work for my application. The vendor of the software that requires a non-bridged Ethernet connection specified the Apple brand dongle but when I asked for that at the Apple store the only option they had to offer was this Belkin unit. The adaptor showed as available in the network control panel when first connected but with a "no cable attached" message regardless of which cable or device I connected to it. On the third try a day later it would not show up in the network control panel at all. It has been returned but I still need a portable Ethernt adaptor for this MBP that isn't bridged. Can anyone recommend one?

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Right out of the boxer, no connectivity for ethernet. Only the USB hub side of it works. Please don't waste your money on this horrible product!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    crashes mac

    I have a macbook pro late 2016 and plugging in this adapter causes a kernel panic and crashes the mac....I even tried a different one to see if I had a bad adapter but after looking at the reviews I see that this wouldn't have mattered because as you would suspect, it happens to the other adapter as well. Someone needs to fix this.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY - Product is unreliable.

    Terrible product. Should have read the reviews first. Bought it last year when I got my new MacBook but didn't start using it until last week. Well, in under a week, it's dead. It's not being recognized anymore.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Garbage.

    Like a lot of other people I've had issues with this product. DO NOT BUY IT!

    The problems first manifested (with a brand new MacBook) when I would boot up and didn't have any network connectivity. I would have to unplug it and plug it in again to get connected. Then I found that the adapter gets very hot. And lastly, running a speed test shows that it is no faster than my 5Ghz Wifi. I exchanged it for a new one and the same symptoms exist.

    This is not a cheap adapter. It doesn't work as advertised and it's potentially hazardous.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Won't be recognised by and connect with a MBP 2017. Belkin website doesn't provide any helpful support to try to identify and fix the problem. Should have checked the online reviews before buying.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Discovered that this adapter generated kernel panics when connecting it to cables with Power on Ethernet (you have those all over the place in my company). Proved via the logs. This just shouldn't happen, hadn't seen this since 2009. Oh and also: speed is subpar, won't exceed 400Mbps on my 1Gbps symmetrical, dedicated fibre line.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I Had Not Spent My Money on Belkin

    It works OK, and I do get 1GB speeds on my LAN, but the connection into the port in my 2017 Macbook Pro causes it to keep dropping connection. At least I think that is the problem. When I shove it in as hard as I can (even though it looks like it is in tight) it works for a few minutes. Flipping the connector over sometimes helps (one side is more reliable than the other), but there are no markings to tell me which side is which.

    The problem occurs in all 4 ports in my laptop, and I don't have the problem with any other USB-C peripheral.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    This Belkin adapter works great for me with a standard Ethernet 5 or 5E cable. But it won't work with a 5E Patch Cord. I mention it because I had been using this 5E Patch Cord as the connect method for a Lenovo Windows laptop which worked great. So, when I went to setup the Macbook Pro (2017) and the Belkin USB-C to Ethernet Adapter, I simply plugged the Belkin to that cable that was successful with the Lenovo. NO! After some troubleshooting, and talking with Will at Apple Support, we stumbled upon this being a patch cord. I switched over to a standard Ethernet 5E and it worked immediately as expected. CHECK YOUR CABLE. It's so easy to trip on this detail. It's always something.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total gargabe

    Not working.

    I should have spent my money for donation or sth.
    It is of no use.

    Please never buy this. Never!

    14 of 17 people found this useful