• 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.

    290 of 308 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.

    286 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 58 people found this useful

  • 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.

    60 of 77 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.

    46 of 51 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

    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.

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid!

    • 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 38 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

    Overheats

    • 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

  • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but note it ONLY works on right side ports

    • Written by John A from Farmingdale

    Couldn't find this documented anywhere, so I thought I'd post. This ONLY works on right side Thunderbolt 3 ports on the MacBook Pro 15 2016. Giving three stars because I think either Apple or Belkin should have mentioned it somewhere.

    37 of 45 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 34 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 32 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

    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

    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 39 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