• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Blocks connection to Apple's Internet Recovery: otherwise works well.

    • Written by Rick S from Sacrament

    Ever since I got my Touch Bar MacBook Pro, I could not get Internet Recovery to work. The solution I found was to connect an Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter AND an Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter in series. The only other choice would be to shell out $70 for Apple's combination adapter.

    Other than that problem, the Belkin adapter has worked flawlessly with every MacBook I connected it to. In fact, it worked fine with why Touch Bar MacBook Pro for every other connection over the past two years.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin Gigabit Ethernet Adapter does not lock the RJ45 head upon inserted

    • Written by Ibrahim B from Singapore

    I hope that this will be a revelation of the problem that most people faced when they used this product. Gotten the Belkin gigabit Ethernet adapter today.
    I've read the reviews of many whom mentioned that the connection is loose and they often got disconnected from the network they working on.
    I'm a little bit skeptical of the reviews given, for I know and believe that Belkin does produced world class product.
    After I have plug in the ethernet adapter to my MBP 2017 and the CAT 7 cable, it works almost immediate, very good network connection achieved.
    I realised that the RJ45 head did not being lock when inserted into the ethernet adapter and this will cause the RJ45 connection loose, like what others has commented.
    I've start to compare with other ethernet adapter like the Apple own Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter and also ASUS Ethernet Adapter and found that both ethernet adapter able to lock the RJ45 head (means not easily able to pull out unless you press the RJ45 head release lever to disconnect).
    There I realised the Belkin Ethernet Adapter that I just bought doesn't have the construct to hold or lock the RJ45 head when being inserted.
    As such, this may lead to disconnection of network if some movement or knock to the connection.
    Hope this review is constructive and help other realised what happened.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but note it ONLY works on right side ports

    • Written by John A from Farmingdale

    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.

    37 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems to Run Hot

    • Written by ELLIOT S from SANTA ROSA

    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