• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor effort Apple!

    Not compatible with Apple's "usb-c-digital-av-multiport-adapter" which makes this Belkin adapter of very limited use!

    Apple has dropped the ball on this one.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Reach a Gig AND Overheats

    Wow. This product was a disappointment. Might as well have went on Amazon and got a $10 Ethernet adapter. I have tested this against multiple speed test servers including Ookla and this doesn't even get close to a gig. So sad. And the overheating? Yeah, scary warm. Like I mean HOT.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheats

    There is extreme overheating of the adapter when the device is plugged into my MacBook Pro. It stopped working and I had to unplug and let it cool down before it started working again!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Reboot adapter

    Great adapter to reboot your mac.
    If you need to restart your mac, plugin the adapter and wait ~5 seconds. The mac will crash and restart.
    With this adapter you don't need to go through the hustle of going to the menu and click reboot - simply plugin the adapter - its that simple. Great device.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Kernel panics, bad drivers.

    The pros: When it works, it's a decent adapter.

    The cons: When connected to a USB-C hub (or the 21.5" 4K LG display), there are constant kernel panics, forced shutdowns and a choppy connection (problems at least a few times a week). This is definitely a driver problem with Belkin, as I complained to Apple and they verified that the kernel panics were related to this adapter and not to a problem with MacOS.

    I would highly recommend staying away from this adapter until Belkin get their act together and update the drivers! Even the latest driver (Nov '17) is quite buggy and borderline-unusable with 2016 MacBook Pros. Performance while directly connected to the MacBook Pro seems good, but many people will buy this to use with one of the new 4K/5K monitors, or with a USB-C hub, and they deserve to know of the poor quality experience that you'll have if you try this combination.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WiFi would be a safer option

    Purchasing a 3rd party product was always going to be an issue, especially based on previous reviews. Unfortunately the previous negative reviews were spot on. I used it setting up a new MacBook Pro 13" via a TimeCapsule backup. Things were looking good for the first 10 minutes, transfer speeds of 30-40 mb/s, but when I looked 5 minutes later, the speeds had dropped to 2 Mb/s and seemed to be staying that way. Touching the ethernet end of the adapter I was surprised it was so so hot- almost too hot to touch- and clearly needed to be elevated off the table as the plastic on the table top was turning mushy. Being careful not to wet the adapter I used a cold pack to try and decrease the adapter temp, and in doing so speeds increased to 15-20 Mb/s. This could have been fortuitous, but removing the cold pack after 5 minutes when the cold pack was closer back to ambient, speeds gradually returned to 2 Mb/s until the installation completed.

    Will I use it again? Most likely but not for significant data transfers.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not able to reach gigabit speed...

    I'm not getting any transfer speed higher than 42-43MBps. It seems it is limited to USB2 only.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My fears were not unfounded

    I bought this reluctantly because it was the only option at the Apple store. Should have listened to my inner voice, or at least read the reviews here. It does indeed get hot as some reviews have stated and it does indeed need to be plugged into the right-side of my MacBook Pro as others reviews have stated. Both of these are, in my opinion, enough for shoppers to look elsewhere. Highly recommend NOT purchasing this product and it reinforces my view that Belkin is a poor partner for Apple.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work at all

    Worked at first, then stopped. Called Belkin, who sent a new one, and it doesn't work at all. Wish I hadn't bought a new MacBook Pro with USB-C plugs. Now, I have to use adapter plugs for everything!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesnt work straight out the box for macbook Pro 2016 touchbbar

    Macs are supposed to just work so when my brand new macbook pro touch-bar doesn't just work with the new ethernet dongle its disappointing. Note that this works fine with my macbook 2016. Now i have to troll around the internet to find a solution. Come on apple.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Reaches 140F temperature

    I purchased this product a month ago. It reaches 140F during normal usage. It is performing well, but I'm concerned it will die soon to overheating.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not really gigabit

    This adapter is only recognized as a 100BaseTX, even if you try to set it manually. Returned it and bought a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter since I already had an old Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter from Apple. This combo may not be elegant, but it gives me full gigabit speed.

    39 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Apple Multi-port display adapter

    If I plug it directly into a USB-C slot on the MacBook, it works fine. If you plug it into the pass through USB-C port on an apple multi-port display adapter, it no longer works. Yes, I have verified that the USB-C port on the apple adapter is working.

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk

    This is what happens when Apple decides to let a 3rd party make essential adapters and enforce no quality control or testing.
    I got one that was dead out of the box and the other gets really hot and requires a driver upgrade to not use 60% of cpu. Which very few people even know about and it does not update itself.

    78 of 88 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but note it ONLY works on right side ports

    Couldn't find this documented anywhere, so I thought I'd post. This ONLY works on right side Thunderbolt 3 ports on the MacBook Pro 15 2016. Giving three stars because I think either Apple or Belkin should have mentioned it somewhere.

    31 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major issue with late 2016 MacBook Pro

    I bought this connector from an Apple Store in order to connect an audio device. Once connected via the adaptor, the CPU usage went up 60%, making the computer pretty much useless for any other task. Reinstalling drivers brought CPU usage down to 50% which wasn't much of an improvement.
    When I called Apple Care, I was told this adapter was in fact not Apple certified, and couldn't explain why this is sold in Apple Store. I hope Apple comes up with a fix for this is very inconvenient.

    36 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well - most of the time

    A lot better than other cheap third party Ethernet adaptors on a MacBook Pro 2016. However, now and and then it can take a few minutes after a reboot to actually initialise the network which can be pretty annoying.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well at most functions.

    This WHITE Belkin USC-C to Gig-Ethernet adapter (model#: "HJKF2ZM/A" / part# "F2CU040dsWHTAPL") is currently exclusive to Apple, and works fine for virtually all Ethernet applications one needs.

    I personally have tried this adapter connected directly to a maxed-out 15" MBP 2016, and it works fine. Also tried connecting to the back of one of my two LG 5K Displays, then into the same MBP over the display's Thunderbolt 3 cable; again, all fine (display sync/85W power+MBP charging/ethernet network access – all rolled into one connection!).

    Furthermore, it seems to work for pro users who need NetBoot functionalities for these machines too, so can be useful for those needing to access such tasks.

    The only thing it doesn't have are lights on it to tell you are connected. Typically ethernet devices with lights will show red if not connecting, amber if connecting at 10/100 speed, and green if connecting at full 10/100/1000 gigabit speed. It's not a big deal though IMO, as one can tell if you're connected by simple testing anyway, and some users may not even like the lights blinking away annoyingly as they try and work, either.

    But apart from the latter issue (if one did want lights), if works as expected, at a price that's not too bad. Buy without hesitation.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    As described, but beware of bad drivers

    This adapter gets the job done. However, on OS X Mountain Lion and Sierra I had to update the Realtek chipset driver to fix a kernel panic problem. Unfortunately the Apple review system won't let me paste links, but if you google "rtl8153 driver update time" the first link (in my search results) takes you to a download page. Version 1.0.15 was crashing, and version 1.0.16 (released Nov 16 2016) has the fix.

    108 of 120 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems to Run Hot

    I've been using it for only a day to connect my Comcast router to my new MacBook Pro, but it's always hot to the touch when the computer is running. I'm concerned that the heat will shorten its useful life.

    9 of 10 people found this useful