• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I Had Not Spent My Money on Belkin

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    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.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total gargabe

    Not working.

    I should have spent my money for donation or sth.
    It is of no use.

    Please never buy this. Never!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for 1 second

    Wish I read all these reviews first. Spent Hours trying to figure out the IP address and dns number but come to realize the thing never connect expect for one second just to show it was disconnected. To top that off it overheated while being disconnected. I am going to return it and get a thunder bolt to ethernet adapter and then get a usbc to thunderbolt adapter and try it that way.... this Blowwwss

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not gigabit speeds only 100

    This Ethernet adapter claims it delivers gigabit speeds. It definitely does not. Only 100/10 speeds. What a loser.

    Why the heck wouldn’t Apple develop a key peripheral like this?? Ugh. Well done Apple.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Requires frequent reboots

    In 70% of the times that my MacBook wakes from sleep, this adapter is dead and does not deliver network connectivity. In those cases it requires a reboot, so it seems to me that the drivers are absolute junk. I did not purchase a MacBook with a flawless Sleep mode only to have it reboot everytime because of a faulty ethernet adapter :-(

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its totally okay^^

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought to have on hand - First try does not work

    So I did what many of us did when we bought the latest MB Pro. Buy all the adapters we thought we would need. So I bought this Belkin Ethernet adapter December 2016. And now when I needed it for the first time, only discovered now that it does not work at all.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin, not Apple, and it really shows

    The connector is very loose, so every time you shift around, there's a 30% chance of the connector slipping out by a hair's width. Which is enough to kill network connectivity.

    The drivers are suspicious, and you have a catch-22 problem of figuring out how to load drivers without network connectivity, to get network connectivity.

    The dongle has a tendency of overheating and dropping connections, if you suspect it to heavy traffic for more than a few minutes.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not come close to 1Gbps

    This adapter simply does not deliver 1 Gbps speeds. The fastest download speed I was able to produce was ~160 Mbps with this adapter. If I simply unplugged the Ethernet/Adapter and used WiFi (802.11ac) instead, I saw dramatically higher throughput (over 600 Mbps). This is a very slow adapter.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin USB-C to Ethernet adapter

    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.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked briefly...then never again

    When i first purchased this, it worked right out of the box. I tested it only for a minute or so.

    A few months later, when I actually *needed* it, I tested it again -- and it didn't work at all. 'Nuff said.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk adapter

    This is the only adapter available for ethernet on a macbook 12-inch and most of the time it doesn't work. As soon as we come back from sleep it status just shows: cable unplugged. It has to be the worst adapter I have ever used.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Internet Recovery will NOT work with this adapter

    Save your money if you plan on using this adapter as a solution for using Internet Recovery. My institution uses WPA2 Enterprise on our wireless network, which isn't support by Internet Recovery, therefor, connecting via wifi is not an option. We bought these USB-C to Ethernet adapters as as solution. The problem is, while they work within the OS, they wont ever reach Internet Recovery. A tcpdump from my institution, and home network reveals there is initial chatter, then things go quiet.

    If you need a solution for wired Internet Recovery, using the Apple USB-C to Thunderbolt + Apple Thunderbolt to Ethernet does work.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I used to think apple stood for quality

    I have never been more disappointed with a product in my short 23 years of life. You could cook an egg on this worthless adapter... overheating piece of junk. Apple, pull yourself together and fix this issue. 0/5 stars.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot recommend -- unreliable

    Like others have said I have two issues with this adapter:

    1) it sometimes fails to initialize when first plugged in. The adapter doesn't show up connected in Network Preferences. Unplugging and plugging back in usually works. Sometimes not though.

    2) If connected and in use for a long time (e.g. 5+ hours) it overheats and starts to degrade until it quits and fails. Letting it cool down brings it back for a while but it fails again sooner.

    I'm looking for an alternative.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin USB-C Lan Adapter

    First- Worked great for about one week. Now it overheats, disconnects my internet.

    Second: Regardless USB porthole I push this adapter into, it still won't work.

    Third: One of the Worst 3rd party items Apple sells. It's broken out of the box.

    Since this item is: A. Hazard to overheating. B: Consumes excessive bandwidth; C: Drains CPU;

    Why isn't Belkin issuing a recall?

    Worse yet, Why is Apple selling defective items.

    I don't use it often, so it's not like it's overused. Still I have LAN ports I've used for years and I've never had any thing overheat like this one.


    Waste of time and money!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 3 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.

    21 of 25 people found this useful