• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk

    • Written by Terry T from Carlsbad

    This is what happens when Apple decides to let a 3rd party make essential adapters and enforce no quality control or testing.
    I got one that was dead out of the box and the other gets really hot and requires a driver upgrade to not use 60% of cpu. Which very few people even know about and it does not update itself.

    337 of 367 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not really gigabit

    • Written by William S from Alameda

    This adapter is only recognized as a 100BaseTX, even if you try to set it manually. Returned it and bought a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter since I already had an old Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter from Apple. This combo may not be elegant, but it gives me full gigabit speed.

    297 of 317 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Reboot adapter

    • Written by Bastian V

    Great adapter to reboot your mac.
    If you need to restart your mac, plugin the adapter and wait ~5 seconds. The mac will crash and restart.
    With this adapter you don't need to go through the hustle of going to the menu and click reboot - simply plugin the adapter - its that simple. Great device.

    56 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major issue with late 2016 MacBook Pro

    • Written by Romain G from Nashville

    I bought this connector from an Apple Store in order to connect an audio device. Once connected via the adaptor, the CPU usage went up 60%, making the computer pretty much useless for any other task. Reinstalling drivers brought CPU usage down to 50% which wasn't much of an improvement.
    When I called Apple Care, I was told this adapter was in fact not Apple certified, and couldn't explain why this is sold in Apple Store. I hope Apple comes up with a fix for this is very inconvenient.

    47 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My fears were not unfounded

    • Written by Kyle B from Miami

    I bought this reluctantly because it was the only option at the Apple store. Should have listened to my inner voice, or at least read the reviews here. It does indeed get hot as some reviews have stated and it does indeed need to be plugged into the right-side of my MacBook Pro as others reviews have stated. Both of these are, in my opinion, enough for shoppers to look elsewhere. Highly recommend NOT purchasing this product and it reinforces my view that Belkin is a poor partner for Apple.

    40 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not able to reach gigabit speed...

    • Written by Raul S from Springfield Gardens

    I'm not getting any transfer speed higher than 42-43MBps. It seems it is limited to USB2 only.

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Internet Recovery will NOT work with this adapter

    • Written by Travis B from Burlington

    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.

    36 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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!

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work at all

    • Written by Paul T from Peoria

    Worked at first, then stopped. Called Belkin, who sent a new one, and it doesn't work at all. Wish I hadn't bought a new MacBook Pro with USB-C plugs. Now, I have to use adapter plugs for everything!

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Russell B from DENVER

    There is extreme overheating of the adapter when the device is plugged into my MacBook Pro. It stopped working and I had to unplug and let it cool down before it started working again!

    30 of 32 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.

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not gigabit speeds only 100

    • Written by Ken M from New Albany

    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.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk adapter

    • Written by Denis R from Schifflange

    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.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I used to think apple stood for quality

    • Written by Max S from Sheboygan

    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.

    34 of 41 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!

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 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.

    33 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not come close to 1Gbps

    • Written by Hakan S from Boston

    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.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot recommend -- unreliable

    • Written by David D from Lexington

    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.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for 1 second

    • Written by Dru P from Anaheim

    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

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked briefly...then never again

    • Written by David B from Santa Monica

    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.

    25 of 27 people found this useful