• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine but it's a shame you need one

    The adapter works fine connected to my macbook pro with retina display, and my macbook air, in that it allows you to plug your ethernet cable into the computer.

    It's a shame however that the thunderbolt plug and socket are not nearly as sturdy as ethernet, and come out far too easily, which is very frustrating.

    But the real issue is that the computer doesn't come with an ethernet port. I can understand in the case of the macbook air that they are all about thinness, and ethernet is fractionally thicker than thunderbolt. But a MacBook Pro should not be without ethernet. Professionals using these machines rely on ethernet all the time for transferring large amounts of data. The photography, film and music industries all use ethernet to transfer data to and from computers and servers. And carrying around a flimsy adapter that falls out of it's socket with a gentle nudge just isn't a viable option. But until Apple changes their "pro" design, I guess we're stuck with these silly, flimsy and overpriced things.

    49 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very fast but.... (rMBP)

    It is a very fast adapter, bought it for my rMBP to use at uni. the issue is that it falls out VERY easily, which is somewhat of an issue for me. when working at a desk its fine, but at other times it gets knocked even just a little and it disconnects and takes a while to reconnect. This is annoying!

    51 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Periodically stops working physical connection loose

    This dongle stuff is not reliable over time. On my 2015 MBP, the lightning connector for this adapter is loose in both ports. I will be running web meetings and if my laptop shifts or I bump the cable, the network disconnects, killing my meeting. It's really frustrating to have spent $2,000, then $30 for this connector and have unreliable Internet. I don't know if the flaw is with the adapter or laptop ports, or both. Just ridiculous to have this problem. I was better off with tech in the 1990s, then I plugged in network cable and it never failed.

    43 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This doesn't work in El Capitan when using high speed 1000BaseT gigabit eth

    In a Macbook pro Retina Late 2013 with OSX 10.11.4, it doesn't support gigabit ethernet. It works fine with 100baseTX but it doesn't work with 1000BaseT.

    36 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stops working

    I had it for a 2-3 years. I used it 30-40 times and stopped working. This is the second connector from Apple that behaves this way. I used to have one to get an HDMI connection (before it became standard in the MacBookPro), which I used 10 times before it quit. No buying these expensive gadgets from Apple anymore.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    works great! for a while

    I got the thunderbolt adapter for my Macbook air because the place I was going to be at for a few months didn't have wifi. For the first three months of my stay I had absolutely zero trouble with it, but this past month it will occassionally disconnect but then a few minutes later will reconnect. It's been really iffy recently, and I've been a little bit concerned about plugging it into my computer. Hopefully I won't need it for too much longer, I'm not sure if it is meant to last more than a few months!

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad bad bad

    this new adapter make my macbook retina 2016 loosing connection every time you have a minimum movement and i'm really disappointed . is a big issue without solution for an expensive tool

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    Understandably, it does function properly. However with my circumstances, I'm always moving around with my Macbook. The wifi signal in my facilities aren't very strong, so I am to resort to this method. With that said, the adaptor itself always loses connection very easily when my MacBook moves but an inch. It would have been a very smart idea for Apple to have an integrated clip on the thunderbolt end of the adaptor, and on the MacBook itself 'inserts' for the clip to latch itself. When wireless internet fails, this minor flaw is clearly an annoyance, especially when this product is overlooked due to convenience and short term design.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product does not work as described

    I have two of these adapters. After updating my MacBook Pro to Sierra, I can no longer get either adapter to connect to my GigE LAN. In System Preferences > Network, the Thunderbolt-Ethernet service indicates that a cable is unplugged. However, in About this Mac, the adapter shows up as plugged in. I've tested all connections, applied every update and tried every fix out there. Doesn't matter, no connection to GigE LAN.

    Before this failure, I could transfer large files from my MBPr to my LAN at GigE speeds. Now, the MBPr can only access my LAN at WiFi speeds - less than 10% as fast. PITA.

    This is a known issue (do a search) affecting many. Apple hasn't fixed it.

    Apple killed functionality of this adapter. Don't buy it. It will not work for you.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    Bought this for a mid 2012 rMBP. Delivered my 940/100 gigabit speed. I am glad I ignored the poor ratings.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great at gigabit speeds on my 15" Late 2013 MacBook Pro w/ El Capitan

    Just saw a review that said this adaptor doesn't work at gigabit speeds on OS X El Capitan 10.11.4.

    Well, I don't have 10.11.4 anymore, I've got 10.11.6, however, at no point have I ever noticed my network performance slow down with it. And I would notice, because I am frequently moving around 1+ GB files around our company network.

    I've had nothing but good experiences with this adapter. High-performance, works just as though the port is built into the Mac.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    off to the races

    have new MacBook Air,purchased from Apple, plug the adaptor into thunderbolt 2 and bam! off to the races. no problems pure plug and work on uverse network at 72Mbps

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not seem to work with latest (Sept '15) MacBook Pro - AD Domain access

    My issue is that I need my new MacBook Pro (El Capitan 10.11.2) to open up asking for me to
    login Username and Password to my work domain, but this device seems to not see the network
    properly and only comes up with local users. To fix issue I need to sign in as a local user then
    logout and only then does the Username and Password fields show up, even tho this is selected
    in the Users & Groups system preferences.
    I have not found any updates for this dongle yet .. any help would be great!!

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Poor Design

    Firstly, I should mention that I am forced to use this as the 2015 macbooks (retina) do not come equipped with an Ethernet port. For the price you pay, you'd think that some thought would have been put into designing this piece; here are some of the problems I've faced in using this:

    It is extremely sensitive to popping out of your laptop. As the Thunderbolt ports are very small, any time you move your laptop while connected, it's probably an 80% chance that the wire will slide out if you're not aware and cautious.

    Aside from the above, it still is prone to being lodged out due to the cube-like part of the adapter being caught on the edge of a table (for those who use their laptops on a table). All this is troubling when you prefer to maintain a steady connection to the internet.


    And to top it all off, mine has suddenly stopped working as well.. makes you realise how the quality of Apple's products are truly racing down the hill.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works flawlessly

    I have two of these - one at work and another in my laptop bag for travel and home use. Both have worked flawlessly in the nearly three years I've been using them so far. If it's plugged in when I boot up there is never an issue, but even moving from WiFi to Thunderbolt ethernet doesn't take that long. Yes, sometimes it takes a few seconds for the system to recognize that the adapter is there and negotiate network settings with the router, but that is not the adapter's fault.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best on the market.

    I bought mine for my Mac Book Air & it works perfectly, for me you get what you pay for, My friend bought 1 from EBay for half the price, and guess what, it did not work, The LED Light lit up but that was it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter rubbish when used for comms in a server farm

    Stupidly I've bought 2 of these and use them in our rack on 2 Mac Mini servers. Within the rack we also have an Xserve and another Mac Mini server albeit with the slower USB/Ethernet adapter. The USB/Ethernet adapter works fine, but no communication with either Thunderbolt Mac Minis. Oddly if I connect using VNC the adapters seem to allow this traffic. Sorry Apple but it's shameful that the Mac Mini Servers do not have a secondary ethernet port and shameful that the thunderbolt/ethernet adapter fails to work in any useful way.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stopped working after 3 months

    It worked perfectly first 3 months. Plug and go. MBPro was on the table whole time, no transfers, no awkward positions. Rubbish.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly awful, do not buy.

    I was having latency issues while playing online games through the wi-fi connection (both 5.0 and 2.4 ghz), so I decided to upgrade to a more stable LAN connection. Naturally, since Apple seems to hate standard I/O, I had to buy an adapter, and I unfortunately chose this one. I went from a latency ranging between 70ms - 160ms, to a range of 40ms - 12380ms (12 second delay). This is atrocious as no other LAN connected computer on our network has these issues, they are specific to the Ethernet adapter.

    This is a horrible piece of technology and I am demanding a refund. Do not buy. These should be incinerated instead of sold.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    I am very impressed with this adapter, as with any apple product. I love the design and simplicity as well as excellent performance. The price was a little high for this, but it was worth it.

    7 of 13 people found this useful