• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets warm but works well. Good for assistant

    • Written by Raymond S from Wyckoff

    I wanted to let everyone know that this adapter works quite well. It does get warm to the touch during extended network transfers but other than that it gets the job done. I am finding it particularly useful to transfer, using migration assistant, data over to my new 2016 MacBook Pro via Time Machine which is hard-wired to my network (it's a first gen 1TB model). My time machine backup consists of data from my older 2009 17inch MacBook Pro. Initially I tried using Migration Assistant to transfer Mac to Mac using a direct ethernet connection between the two devices, but I was unable to complete that transfer. However now that I am transferring an account all all its programs and data via time Machine to my new MacBook Pro, the process is running much smoother. Because I am using the Belkin Ethernet adapter, I am getting consistent transfer speeds between 14 MB a second and 20 MB a second. I am very pleased.

    61 of 78 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    As described, but beware of bad drivers

    • Written by Ben W from Berkeley

    This adapter gets the job done. However, on OS X Mountain Lion and Sierra I had to update the Realtek chipset driver to fix a kernel panic problem. Unfortunately the Apple review system won't let me paste links, but if you google "rtl8153 driver update time" the first link (in my search results) takes you to a download page. Version 1.0.15 was crashing, and version 1.0.16 (released Nov 16 2016) has the fix.

    293 of 324 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well at most functions.

    • Written by James S from London

    This WHITE Belkin USC-C to Gig-Ethernet adapter (model#: "HJKF2ZM/A" / part# "F2CU040dsWHTAPL") is currently exclusive to Apple, and works fine for virtually all Ethernet applications one needs.

    I personally have tried this adapter connected directly to a maxed-out 15" MBP 2016, and it works fine. Also tried connecting to the back of one of my two LG 5K Displays, then into the same MBP over the display's Thunderbolt 3 cable; again, all fine (display sync/85W power+MBP charging/ethernet network access – all rolled into one connection!).

    Furthermore, it seems to work for pro users who need NetBoot functionalities for these machines too, so can be useful for those needing to access such tasks.

    The only thing it doesn't have are lights on it to tell you are connected. Typically ethernet devices with lights will show red if not connecting, amber if connecting at 10/100 speed, and green if connecting at full 10/100/1000 gigabit speed. It's not a big deal though IMO, as one can tell if you're connected by simple testing anyway, and some users may not even like the lights blinking away annoyingly as they try and work, either.

    But apart from the latter issue (if one did want lights), if works as expected, at a price that's not too bad. Buy without hesitation.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well - most of the time

    • Written by Rory B from Stevenage

    A lot better than other cheap third party Ethernet adaptors on a MacBook Pro 2016. However, now and and then it can take a few minutes after a reboot to actually initialise the network which can be pretty annoying.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Reaches 140F temperature

    • Written by Carlos K from Lake Forest

    I purchased this product a month ago. It reaches 140F during normal usage. It is performing well, but I'm concerned it will die soon to overheating.

    34 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works out of the box

    • Written by Max S from Providence

    Worked right out of the box with my 2016 MacBook Pro, no need to mess with drivers. My internet speed increased from 10 Mbps downloading over wifi to about 600 Mbps with ethernet. The adapter gets noticeably warm but I wouldn't say hot. 1 star off for the heat and for being overpriced, but works as advertised.

    12 of 17 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