Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
The Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter lets you easily connect to a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet network. Small and compact, it connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac computer and provides an RJ-45 port that supports 10/100/1000BASE-T networks.
What’s in the Box
Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with built-in Thunderbolt cable
OS X v10.7.4 or later
Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computer
Answers from the community
Will Windows 7 (bootcamp) recognize a thunderbolt ethernet adapter?
- Asked by Jason R from Brookfield
- on 12/06/2012
The previous "yes" answer is correct, it does indeed work under Wndows 7 Bootcamp, but the answer is The previous "yes" answer is correct, it does indeed work under Wndows 7 Bootcamp, but the answer is a bit light on detail for a couple of the steps. Here's a fuller explanation: 1) download the driver per the instructions in the previous answer 2) unzip the drivers to a temporary folder on your hard drive 3) connect the adaptor to the thunderbolt port 4) reboot Windows Windows should automatically detect the adaptor now and install it. You may need to point the installer at the location where you unzipped the drivers. If Windows doesn't automatically install the device... 1) go to Start > Control Panel > Hardware & Sound and open Device Manager 2) click the name of your computer at the top of the device tree 3) click Action at the top of the window and choose Add Legacy Hardware 4) Click Next 5) Select "Install hardware that I manually select..." 6) Choose Network Adaptors 7) Choose "Have Disk" 8) Browse to the location of the drivers you unzipped earlier. 9) Click the .inf file 10) Select Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet from the list of drivers available 11) OK and install You may need to reboot again with the adaptor plugged into the Thunderbolt port to finish the job,
- Answered by Benjamin C from London
- on 10/07/2012
What's the difference between Thunderbolt to gigabit ethernet and USB to Ethernet?
- Asked by Jarett E from Beavercreek
- on 13/07/2012
If you own a Macintosh Computer with a Thunderbolt port, then I recommend the Thunderbolt to Gigabit If you own a Macintosh Computer with a Thunderbolt port, then I recommend the Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter because it has Gigabit speeds and works on a standard network.
- Answered by Joshua G from Ft Lauderdale
- on 3/11/2012
why is thunderbolt adapter hot?
- Asked by Courtney N from Santa Clara
- on 2/04/2013
The end of the adapter that connects to your Mac actually contains a tiny chip that handles the "tra The end of the adapter that connects to your Mac actually contains a tiny chip that handles the "translation" to/from the Ethernet and Thunderbolt ports. It's completely normal for it (or any other Thunderbolt connector) to become warm during use, so there's nothing to worry about. :)
- Answered by Jacob P from Meridian
- on 25/06/2013
Will this work with a MacBook Pro Model A1398?
- Asked by Louis V from San Juan
- on 18/04/2017
Can I use a thunderbolt to ethernet adaptor to share my hotel wifi connection to a router so all my devices can access the hotel wifi?
- Asked by Nathan T from Gold Coast
- on 17/12/2016
You can. Go to system preferences > sharing > network sharing and share your connection over etherne You can. Go to system preferences > sharing > network sharing and share your connection over ethernet to Wifi. Set a password, and let it run. Any device should be able to connect to that wifi network, and your computer's network will still function.
- Answered by Ryan F from Larkspur
- on 9/02/2017
can and if so how will this work with the 2015 macbook?
- Asked by ian W
- on 9/02/2016
Well you would plug it into the thunderbolt port on the side of your laptop, from there you would ju Well you would plug it into the thunderbolt port on the side of your laptop, from there you would just (like a regular laptop) plug the ethernet cable in and your mac should automatically detect and connect to the ethernet! :)
- Answered by Baruch C from Auckland
- on 8/11/2016