• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    slow adapter

    • Written by Theo H from Amsterdam

    This adapter is not worth the purchase and misleads customers. It does not work at the promised speeds. Max speed is around 350-400, but fluctuates all the time. Even wifi is more stable than this adapter.

    2 of 2 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow performance - inferior product

    • Written by Colin R from Bellevue Hill

    For the old Macbook Air, Apple sold an excellent Thunderbolt to Ethernet adaptor. That no longer works with the new Macbook Air Retina, because the new MacBook Air does not accept Thunderbolt (only Thunderbolt 3) -- unless you double dongle ... and Apple does NOT make a Thunderbolt 3 to Ethernet adaptor (which is simply ridiculous). So, instead, I purchased from the Apple store this Belkin USB-C (not Thunderbolt 3) to Ethernet adaptor ... even though it gets an appalling rating on the Apple store (most users give it 1 out of 5 stars).
    I then measured transfer speeds using the Belkin adaptor, and in every test, the Belkin USB-C adaptor has been slower on the new Macbook Air Retina than using Apple's Thunderbolt to ethernet adaptor on the old Mac - an appalling outcome. That is going backwards ... not going forwards. Action needed: bring out a Thunderbolt 3 to Ethernet adaptor. Do the same for HDMI too. It is absurd bringing out new Macs supporting Thunderbolt 3, and not even offering adaptors that support them.

    2 of 2 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.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow slow slow

    • Written by Elias A from Sundbyberg

    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!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stopped working after 2weeks

    • Written by Tomasz S from Wrocław

    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..

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad product!

    • Written by Biplob N from Castelldefels

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

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by Zach B from Philadelphia

    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

    • 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.

    5 of 8 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!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working after 3 months

    • Written by Preston T from Orlando

    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.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Can run at gigabit but Hot

    • Written by Jacky L

    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

    Avoid!

    • Written by Bengt-Erik O from Mountain Lakes

    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!

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Drains battery when plugged in

    • Written by Michael D from New Westminster

    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.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed to work out of the box

    • Written by E Riley C from Silver Spring

    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?

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOES NOT WORK! DO NOT BUY

    • Written by Kevin M from Brooklyn

    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!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    crashes mac

    • Written by David D from El cajon

    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.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY - Product is unreliable.

    • Written by Joseph C from Londonderry

    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.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Garbage.

    • Written by Stephen B from Philadelphia

    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.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POS

    • Written by David A from Singapore

    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