• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero Stars. Did not work at all.

    • Written by MICHAEL M from SAN DIEGO

    Apple bundled this Belkin adapter when i bought my MacBook Pro, but when I needed to use it, it didn't work--and Apple blamed this adapter while offering no substitute. I guess I'm supposed to waste another $30 and "try again"...

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    seems not to work on Catalina

    • Written by Patrick K from Klagenfurt

    I just get self-assigned IP address, which worked before on Mojave.

    now using Apple
    - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter ($49) in conjunction with
    - Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (29$)

    which works. You can do better, Apple.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DON'T BUY if you have a newer MacBook !!!!

    • Written by Ralf H from Landgraaf

    We bought 30+ of these for our department.
    Now they start to give issues like speed dropping to 100Mbit.
    Contacting Belkin Support was bad. they just say: they are not compatible with your Macbooks 2018. try on a Dell or Macbook 2016.
    Guess what: I don;t have another device to test.

    They won't give an inch. so here we are with these bad devices.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    extremely disappointed

    • Written by Mark Q from El Segundo

    Okay Apple, why are you selling these Belkin USB-C to Ethernet Adapters (F2CU040). I bought it for my new MacBook Air with (USB-C) and it does NOT work at all. I can see the lights on my switch turning on so it sees the device but I shouldn't have to deal with drivers and stuff to make this work. This is Apple after-all and all things sold by you guys in "theory" should have been tested and compatible.
    Seriously....I would pay twice as much for something that just works...now I have to go back to the store and figure out why this isn't working (and I don't want to deal with all the drivers...that's why I moved away from PC's !)

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin says it's not compatible with MacBook Pro 2017

    • Written by Derek L from Newmarket

    After my 3rd Belkin adapter burned up and died, I reported it to Belkin and received a call back. Belkin confirmed to me that this adapter is only compatible with MacBook Pro up to 2016—not 2017. I noticed that the Genius Bar uses a beefier unit. Apple, please start selling those. Surely they have a better regulator!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by Henry F from Auckland

    Having taken a glance at other reviews I trust you will understand why I didn't buy this adapter with any great expectations! Nonetheless, I must give credit where credit is due, and it seems that by God's good grace I have been exempted from the rather negative experiences endured by my co-reviewers.

    This Belkin Ethernet Adapter has consistently provided full gigabit speed networking to my 2017 MacBook Pro 15" since I bought it six months ago. My wireless networking solution is flimsy at the best of times, so this adapter has doubtless saved me more than a few headaches!

    I can recommend this adapter based on my own experience, but do be aware that others have not been lucky as I! I'm sure that if your purchase yields a dud, you will be able to return it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Blocks connection to Apple's Internet Recovery: otherwise works well.

    • Written by Rick S from Sacrament

    Ever since I got my Touch Bar MacBook Pro, I could not get Internet Recovery to work. The solution I found was to connect an Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter AND an Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter in series. The only other choice would be to shell out $70 for Apple's combination adapter.

    Other than that problem, the Belkin adapter has worked flawlessly with every MacBook I connected it to. In fact, it worked fine with why Touch Bar MacBook Pro for every other connection over the past two years.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not work

    • Written by Greg G from London

    I bought a new MB Pro with Touch Bar. I need ethernet to connect to our enterprise network. Was recommended this dongle at the Local apple store. Long story short: it does not work. After going through all kinds of troubleshooting with my local IT group, we concluded that it was a piece of junk out of the box.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why is Apple selling a faulty adaptor in stores?

    • Written by Kurt H from Bolton

    I've used one of these adaptors for nearly two years now on my MBP 13,3 and occasionally it wouldn't be recognized but when I removed and re-plugged it worked. Now it fails to be recognized so I went to the Apple Store in Ginza, Tokyo and brought a new one, which also is not recognized at all. Every other USB adaptor I have works fine. I left the box in the store because it was overpackaged bulk and now I have a new adaptor that doesn't work at all. I can't believe this is sold in Apple Stores.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB C Fried the adapter

    • Written by Robert R from Los Angeles

    Bought this adapter and connected to USB-C, I received a message that the port was disabled because of electrical current, the result was a fried adapter.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Michel B from Maple

    I have my computer in the basement and router on main floor. I ran an ethernet cord to the basement to guarantee good access to internet. The wireless speed going to the basement is better than the plugged in speed using this adapter

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad product

    • Written by muhamet R from las vegas

    just catastrophe
    its too slow
    and overheat

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this product

    • Written by Edward I from Townsville

    As others have said, piece of junk. I bought a second one after the first one failed, more fool me. Both stopped working after about a month.

    Do not buy this product. Period.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

    23 of 25 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.

    8 of 8 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.

    4 of 4 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.

    10 of 16 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!

    31 of 33 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..

    28 of 34 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!

    20 of 22 people found this useful