Questions & Answers for Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
89 Questions from the Community
To use this Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter simultaneously with a video adapter such as the MiniDisplayport to VGA Adapter, you would need either two built-in Thunderbolt ports, such as the new 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display, or a Thunderbolt hub, or another external device that has more than two Thunderbolt ports that you could use as a hub.
- Answered by Jeffrey Y from Westmont
- 06 14, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can the Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter be used simultaneously with the Mini DP to VGA adapter?)
No you can't do that. The adaptor is designed to be used the other way around as it doesn't convert the signal but instead passes it on the the PCI controller to do. There currently isn't any way that i know of to connect a thunderbolt accessory to a non thunderbolt mac.
- Answered by Tomm A from Christchurch
- 08 4, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I use this to connect an (old) iMac via its ethernet port to an external thunderbolt hard drive?)
the screen on my mac air has cracked. i want to attach to an external screen to review data. how can i do that with a PC? what cables or ports?
- Asked by Sara F from Bainbridge Island
- 04 10, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (the screen on my mac air has cracked. i want to attach to an external screen to review data. how can i do that with a PC? what cables or ports?)
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Does the 'Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter' works on iMac (2014) and Mac Mini (2011)?
Both iMac (2014) and Mac Mini (2011) come with single gigabit ethernet port.
Is this 'Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter' able to add a secondary gigabit ethernet port/connection?
If so, is it able to create "teamed connection" using the onboard gigabit ethernet port and this 'Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter'?
- Asked by Anthony C
- 01 14, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the 'Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter' works on iMac (2014) and Mac Mini (2011)?)
Yes. OSX 10.7.2 up.
- Answered by Max W from Pacific Palicades
- 12 18, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does it work with a 13" macbook air brought in 2012 version OS X 10.8.4?)
System Requirements: OS X v10.7.4 or Later and Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computer
I've purchased a LaCie Thunderbolt Series to store media files and hook it up to either the USB port on a WDTV or Apple TV - what adapters can I use?
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Can I sync my Apple iPad to iMac computer using usb cable?????????
- Asked by Jean B from Ormond Beach
- 09 8, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I sync my Apple iPad to iMac computer using usb cable?????????)
Do you need a special internet connection to use this or is it just like the USB ethernet adapter?
Thank you for all the detailed instructions on how to load myriad software packies to ensure an RJ-45 can talk to a Windows 7 PC.
I am new to Apple so forgive such a simple question.
What benefit would I get from connecting my iPhone or iPad to my Windows PC with a RJ-45 vice a USB? I read all the questions and answers (it was inspiring to see such a consistently polite exchange in a help forum!). But the only thing I've been able to take away from the forum, is that this device will allow a faster exchange between an Apple device and Windows 7 (with the right handshaking software).
- Asked by Robert C from Burke
- 04 11, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Do you need a special internet connection to use this or is it just like the USB ethernet adapter?)
Tested on my 2011 MBA, and It does not. Apple will likely have to release an update to Bootcamp before it will be usable under Windows.
- Answered by Kai S from Kalamazoo
- 06 15, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will this adapter work in Bootcamp (Windows 7) with the MBA or new Retina MBP?)
is there a HDMI to Thunderbolt converter available ?
I have an iMac 21' which I brought in late 2013. Is there someway I can use it as a extended display for my non mac laptop using a HDMI to Thunderbolt converter ? Is such a thing available to start with?
- Asked by Vineeth J from Kollam
- 08 20, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (is there a HDMI to Thunderbolt converter available ?)
What is the best adapters for migration assistant? 2008 macbook to 07/2014 macbook pro. The ethernet to thunderbolt adapter does nothing.
- Asked by Michael S from San Antonio
- 07 27, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (What is the best adapters for migration assistant? 2008 macbook to 07/2014 macbook pro. The ethernet to thunderbolt adapter does nothing.)
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Can it connect to non internet devices under Boot Camp?
My specific question is: I have a Motorola RFID reader that I connect to a Windows machine to do race timing. It only connects with an ethernet cable. I've read that the USB to Ethernet ONLY connects to the internet and does not communicate exactly like an ethernet port used to.
Will this thunderbolt to Ethernet device be able to connect to hardware that uses this connection, and will it be able to do so in bootcamp running windows 7?
- Asked by Nicholas J from Orlando
- 03 29, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Can it connect to non internet devices under Boot Camp?)
-plug Thunderbolt-Enet adapter in to your MacbookPro
-plug enet cable in to TB-Enet adapter
-plug other end of enet cable into a enet hub or switch
-attach your PC via enet to the same hub or switch
on you MacbookPro
-turn off WiFi (probably don't have to do this; but, it makes the process a little simpler)
-select Thunderbolt-Enet as your network protocol (DHCP should work fine)
-open Utilities folder (command-shift-u)
-launch Migration Assistant
-select "transfer files from a PC"
-select your PC and follow the directions
- Answered by Chris S from San Jose
- 09 24, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (how do i transfer files from old pc to my macbook pro do i use my thunderbolt to gigabit ethernet adapter?)
What is the best way to connect a retina macbook with a new 2TB time capsule? USB/ethernet adaptor does not transfer data.
USB/Ethernet cable does not allow backups. How do I backup with a cable, Not Wifi.
- Asked by Chris H from Marmong Point
- 12 30, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (What is the best way to connect a retina macbook with a new 2TB time capsule? USB/ethernet adaptor does not transfer data.)
Does this product support native Vlans?
- Asked by Alexander K from Horsmonden
- 06 12, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Does this product support native Vlans?)
I'm considering purchasing a NAS device, can I turn my NAS drive into a "Thunderbolt" external hard drive with this adapter?
I understand the speed limitations of ethernet versus Thunderbolt (1GBs vs 10GBs) but my understanding is that the speed that information is acquired/written is based on the speed of the disk itself (i.e. 7200 rpm) or protocol of the drive SATA I/II/II (1.5GBs/3GBs/6GBs).
If I could hook up the NAS drive to Thunderbolt, the performance would be better than my Firewire 800, although marginally, but the price of creating a RAID drive would be fairly inexpensive as diskless NAS is significantly more cost effective than FW800 or Thunderbolt ... (and Thunderbolt only really makes sense with SSD). My real limitation is that I only have USB 2.0 ... or Firewire 800.
Any thoughts? Suggestions? Ideas?
- Asked by Johannes M from Toronto
- 10 2, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (I'm considering purchasing a NAS device, can I turn my NAS drive into a "Thunderbolt" external hard drive with this adapter?)