• 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by WILLIAM D from VENETIA

    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.

    23 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its totally okay^^

    • Written by Karim Andreas G from Solingen

    My Belkin USB-C to Ethernet Adapter works perfectly. It works fine with my MacBook Pro 13" and I can control our servers and systems perfectly. It gets a little bit warm during the day (around 40 degrees Celsius) but its okay.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    the adapter apple forgot to make

    • Written by Josh C from Spring Hill

    This adapter works perfectly with my brand new 2018 MBP with Touch Bar. The adapter is well-designed and feels durable. I love that the MAC address is printed on the bottom so it can easily be registered for use on enterprise networks. My only complaint is that the adapter runs a little warm under full load, but this is because of the active circuitry inside that relies on passive cooling. Long story short, if you're going to be sitting in bed with your Mac in your lap, just use wireless. I rely on 802.11ac Wi-Fi, but this adapter is perfect for the occasional large download or to start network recovery.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by Henry F from Auckland

    Having taken a glance at other reviews I trust you will understand why I didn't buy this adapter with any great expectations! Nonetheless, I must give credit where credit is due, and it seems that by God's good grace I have been exempted from the rather negative experiences endured by my co-reviewers.

    This Belkin Ethernet Adapter has consistently provided full gigabit speed networking to my 2017 MacBook Pro 15" since I bought it six months ago. My wireless networking solution is flimsy at the best of times, so this adapter has doubtless saved me more than a few headaches!

    I can recommend this adapter based on my own experience, but do be aware that others have not been lucky as I! I'm sure that if your purchase yields a dud, you will be able to return it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works!

    • Written by Peter C from Markham

    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 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    As described, but beware of bad drivers

    • Written by Ben W from Berkeley

    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.

    292 of 323 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets warm but works well. Good for assistant

    • Written by Raymond S from Wyckoff

    I wanted to let everyone know that this adapter works quite well. It does get warm to the touch during extended network transfers but other than that it gets the job done. I am finding it particularly useful to transfer, using migration assistant, data over to my new 2016 MacBook Pro via Time Machine which is hard-wired to my network (it's a first gen 1TB model). My time machine backup consists of data from my older 2009 17inch MacBook Pro. Initially I tried using Migration Assistant to transfer Mac to Mac using a direct ethernet connection between the two devices, but I was unable to complete that transfer. However now that I am transferring an account all all its programs and data via time Machine to my new MacBook Pro, the process is running much smoother. Because I am using the Belkin Ethernet adapter, I am getting consistent transfer speeds between 14 MB a second and 20 MB a second. I am very pleased.

    61 of 78 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Reaches 140F temperature

    • Written by Carlos K from Lake Forest

    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.

    34 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well at most functions.

    • Written by James S from London

    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.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well - most of the time

    • Written by Rory B from Stevenage

    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.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit pricey but works

    • Written by Joshua M from Singapore

    I bought this for my new 2018 MacBook Air. Read all the reviews first and did a bit of research. I believe this adaptor uses the same Realtek chipset as the Anker version, for which there has also been a bit of discussion (and Anker does not make junk products) so I downloaded and installed the latest Mac driver as described in one of the Anker reviews. From the Realtek website, go to "HOME > Downloads > Communications Network ICs > Network Interface Controllers > 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet > USB 3.0 > Software". It's a little annoying because you have to enter your e-mail address, then get sent a link to use for the download, but it worked fine. When turning off wifi and using only the adapter along with a Cat-7 cable, I can consistently get speeds of 850 to 950 mbps, consistent with what I'm getting on my iMac, so this adapter does support gigabit ethernet and seem to work as advertised. For those that are having difficulty with it, maybe try the driver update and see if that does the trick for you. I give this four stars instead of five because (1) I shouldn't need to install a driver update (and there is no information on Belkin's website about driver updates) and (2) it's a little pricey for what it is.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works out of the box

    • Written by Max S from Providence

    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.

    12 of 17 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

    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.

    13 of 14 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    seems not to work on Catalina

    • Written by Patrick K from Klagenfurt

    I just get self-assigned IP address, which worked before on Mojave.

    now using Apple
    - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter ($49) in conjunction with
    - Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (29$)

    which works. You can do better, Apple.

    3 of 3 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin USB-C to Ethernet adapter

    • Written by David M from Deerfield

    This works, but if you put the computer to sleep, the adapter might not be recognized after waking. The only fix is to reboot the computer with the adapter connected - it may not connect if you install once the computer is booted. This also happens with my external USB-C HD, but not my USB-C to -B, or VGA adapters.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I Had Not Spent My Money on Belkin

    • Written by Stan V from Dahlgren

    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.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Apple Multi-port display adapter

    • Written by Joseph G from Bath

    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.

    24 of 34 people found this useful