• 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Can run at gigabit but Hot

    • Written by Jacky L

    Tested with iperf3, around 940 Mbits/sec both in transmit and receive.
    The adapter is hot and drains battery.

  • 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 38 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

    Failed to work out of the box

    • Written by E Riley C from Silver Spring

    I have two dongles for the 2016 MBP, one a full dock and one a portable Ethernet & USB combo dongle but the Ethernet on the smaller device is apparently a "bridged connection" which won't work for my application. The vendor of the software that requires a non-bridged Ethernet connection specified the Apple brand dongle but when I asked for that at the Apple store the only option they had to offer was this Belkin unit. The adaptor showed as available in the network control panel when first connected but with a "no cable attached" message regardless of which cable or device I connected to it. On the third try a day later it would not show up in the network control panel at all. It has been returned but I still need a portable Ethernt adaptor for this MBP that isn't bridged. Can anyone recommend one?

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Kevin M from Brooklyn

    Right out of the boxer, no connectivity for ethernet. Only the USB hub side of it works. Please don't waste your money on this horrible product!

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    crashes mac

    • Written by David D from El cajon

    I have a macbook pro late 2016 and plugging in this adapter causes a kernel panic and crashes the mac....I even tried a different one to see if I had a bad adapter but after looking at the reviews I see that this wouldn't have mattered because as you would suspect, it happens to the other adapter as well. Someone needs to fix this.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY - Product is unreliable.

    • Written by Joseph C from Londonderry

    Terrible product. Should have read the reviews first. Bought it last year when I got my new MacBook but didn't start using it until last week. Well, in under a week, it's dead. It's not being recognized anymore.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Garbage.

    • Written by Stephen B from Philadelphia

    Like a lot of other people I've had issues with this product. DO NOT BUY IT!

    The problems first manifested (with a brand new MacBook) when I would boot up and didn't have any network connectivity. I would have to unplug it and plug it in again to get connected. Then I found that the adapter gets very hot. And lastly, running a speed test shows that it is no faster than my 5Ghz Wifi. I exchanged it for a new one and the same symptoms exist.

    This is not a cheap adapter. It doesn't work as advertised and it's potentially hazardous.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by David A from Singapore

    Won't be recognised by and connect with a MBP 2017. Belkin website doesn't provide any helpful support to try to identify and fix the problem. Should have checked the online reviews before buying.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by David D from Genève

    Discovered that this adapter generated kernel panics when connecting it to cables with Power on Ethernet (you have those all over the place in my company). Proved via the logs. This just shouldn't happen, hadn't seen this since 2009. Oh and also: speed is subpar, won't exceed 400Mbps on my 1Gbps symmetrical, dedicated fibre line.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I Had Not Spent My Money on Belkin

    • Written by Stan V from Dahlgren

    It works OK, and I do get 1GB speeds on my LAN, but the connection into the port in my 2017 Macbook Pro causes it to keep dropping connection. At least I think that is the problem. When I shove it in as hard as I can (even though it looks like it is in tight) it works for a few minutes. Flipping the connector over sometimes helps (one side is more reliable than the other), but there are no markings to tell me which side is which.

    The problem occurs in all 4 ports in my laptop, and I don't have the problem with any other USB-C peripheral.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by WILLIAM D from VENETIA

    This Belkin adapter works great for me with a standard Ethernet 5 or 5E cable. But it won't work with a 5E Patch Cord. I mention it because I had been using this 5E Patch Cord as the connect method for a Lenovo Windows laptop which worked great. So, when I went to setup the Macbook Pro (2017) and the Belkin USB-C to Ethernet Adapter, I simply plugged the Belkin to that cable that was successful with the Lenovo. NO! After some troubleshooting, and talking with Will at Apple Support, we stumbled upon this being a patch cord. I switched over to a standard Ethernet 5E and it worked immediately as expected. CHECK YOUR CABLE. It's so easy to trip on this detail. It's always something.

    23 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total gargabe

    • Written by hyeongcheol P from 성남시

    Not working.

    I should have spent my money for donation or sth.
    It is of no use.

    Please never buy this. Never!

    20 of 23 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 26 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

    Requires frequent reboots

    • Written by Patrick P from Deventer

    In 70% of the times that my MacBook wakes from sleep, this adapter is dead and does not deliver network connectivity. In those cases it requires a reboot, so it seems to me that the drivers are absolute junk. I did not purchase a MacBook with a flawless Sleep mode only to have it reboot everytime because of a faulty ethernet adapter :-(

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin Gigabit Ethernet Adapter does not lock the RJ45 head upon inserted

    • Written by Ibrahim B from Singapore

    I hope that this will be a revelation of the problem that most people faced when they used this product. Gotten the Belkin gigabit Ethernet adapter today.
    I've read the reviews of many whom mentioned that the connection is loose and they often got disconnected from the network they working on.
    I'm a little bit skeptical of the reviews given, for I know and believe that Belkin does produced world class product.
    After I have plug in the ethernet adapter to my MBP 2017 and the CAT 7 cable, it works almost immediate, very good network connection achieved.
    I realised that the RJ45 head did not being lock when inserted into the ethernet adapter and this will cause the RJ45 connection loose, like what others has commented.
    I've start to compare with other ethernet adapter like the Apple own Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter and also ASUS Ethernet Adapter and found that both ethernet adapter able to lock the RJ45 head (means not easily able to pull out unless you press the RJ45 head release lever to disconnect).
    There I realised the Belkin Ethernet Adapter that I just bought doesn't have the construct to hold or lock the RJ45 head when being inserted.
    As such, this may lead to disconnection of network if some movement or knock to the connection.
    Hope this review is constructive and help other realised what happened.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its totally okay^^

    • Written by Karim Andreas G from Solingen

    My Belkin USB-C to Ethernet Adapter works perfectly. It works fine with my MacBook Pro 13" and I can control our servers and systems perfectly. It gets a little bit warm during the day (around 40 degrees Celsius) but its okay.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought to have on hand - First try does not work

    • Written by Michael M from Morrisville

    So I did what many of us did when we bought the latest MB Pro. Buy all the adapters we thought we would need. So I bought this Belkin Ethernet adapter December 2016. And now when I needed it for the first time, only discovered now that it does not work at all.

    22 of 24 people found this useful