• 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.

    33 of 39 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.

    37 of 42 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.

    5 of 6 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.

    8 of 8 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.

    132 of 146 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets warm but works well. Good for assistant

    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.

    57 of 68 people found this useful