• 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.

    46 of 51 people found this useful

  • 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.

    331 of 359 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.

    291 of 309 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesnt work straight out the box for macbook Pro 2016 touchbbar

    • Written by Lindt G from Brisbane

    Macs are supposed to just work so when my brand new macbook pro touch-bar doesn't just work with the new ethernet dongle its disappointing. Note that this works fine with my macbook 2016. Now i have to troll around the internet to find a solution. Come on apple.

    4 of 4 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 34 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 42 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 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WiFi would be a safer option

    • Written by Bruce W F from Docklands

    Purchasing a 3rd party product was always going to be an issue, especially based on previous reviews. Unfortunately the previous negative reviews were spot on. I used it setting up a new MacBook Pro 13" via a TimeCapsule backup. Things were looking good for the first 10 minutes, transfer speeds of 30-40 mb/s, but when I looked 5 minutes later, the speeds had dropped to 2 Mb/s and seemed to be staying that way. Touching the ethernet end of the adapter I was surprised it was so so hot- almost too hot to touch- and clearly needed to be elevated off the table as the plastic on the table top was turning mushy. Being careful not to wet the adapter I used a cold pack to try and decrease the adapter temp, and in doing so speeds increased to 15-20 Mb/s. This could have been fortuitous, but removing the cold pack after 5 minutes when the cold pack was closer back to ambient, speeds gradually returned to 2 Mb/s until the installation completed.

    Will I use it again? Most likely but not for significant data transfers.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Kernel panics, bad drivers.

    • Written by Michael L from Ottawa

    The pros: When it works, it's a decent adapter.

    The cons: When connected to a USB-C hub (or the 21.5" 4K LG display), there are constant kernel panics, forced shutdowns and a choppy connection (problems at least a few times a week). This is definitely a driver problem with Belkin, as I complained to Apple and they verified that the kernel panics were related to this adapter and not to a problem with MacOS.

    I would highly recommend staying away from this adapter until Belkin get their act together and update the drivers! Even the latest driver (Nov '17) is quite buggy and borderline-unusable with 2016 MacBook Pros. Performance while directly connected to the MacBook Pro seems good, but many people will buy this to use with one of the new 4K/5K monitors, or with a USB-C hub, and they deserve to know of the poor quality experience that you'll have if you try this combination.

    2 of 4 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 58 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 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Reach a Gig AND Overheats

    • Written by Emily M from Huntsville

    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.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor effort Apple!

    • Written by Jason T from Lindfield

    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

    Belkin USB-C Lan Adapter

    • Written by William H from American Fork

    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!

    22 of 22 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 27 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 40 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 37 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 32 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 26 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 31 people found this useful