Questions & Answers for Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
89 Questions from the Community
Can the "lighting to USB cable" together with "USB to ethernet connector" allow ipad mini to browse the internet without using Wi-Fi / 3G/4G?
In Japan, most of the hotels only provide ethernet cable (RJ45) for internet connection and seldom with Wi-Fi. How can I use the iPad mini to browse the internet without buying any extra data nano-sim card?
- Asked by Richard H from Wentworthville
- 11 18, 12
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When will this adapter work in Bootcamp (windows 7)? If it will...
- Asked by Kevin C from Chatswood
- 06 18, 12
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Yes, but you must install the Windows Bootcamp drivers for the thunderbolt ports to work in Windows.
- Answered by Ryan G from Abbotsford
- 07 24, 12
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can you use hdmi thunderbolt adapter to stream movie from amazon firestick
- Asked by Edward M from Wallisville
- 12 4, 15
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Does the Thunderbolt/Gigabit Ethernet Adapter support auto cable detect?
IE, will the adapter sense whether it is connected to a patch cable or a crossover cable, and adjust transmit/receive line assignments as appropriate?
- Asked by John L from Bellevue
- 09 11, 12
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I tested it and no it does not. You will need a cross connect cable instead.
Good news, if needed you can increase the MTU to 9000
- Answered by Frederic M from Montreal
- 10 26, 12
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Can I use the Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter to add a 2nd net port to my Mini? I want a dedicated line to a storage server plus independent intranet.
I have a RAID server that provides network storage. The bulk of my big file transfers are to the Mac Mini I'm using as a server. I'd like to keep those transfers from using bandwidth on the rest of my network, and I can live with my other computers accessing the RAID server via the Mini. I'd like the Mini to be able to talk simultaneously on both networks at close to full speed. I've seen other adapters that do this, but they cost hundreds of dollars. Will the Apple Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter meet my goal?Best Answer:
Yes, this works fine and is also a useful solution for turning a Mac mini into a router. There is one caveat, however. Unlike the built-in Ethernet port, the adapter port does not support auto-MDIX, i.e., it is strictly an MDI connection and must be connected to an MDIX port on a switch/router, etc. or you must use a cross-over adapter/cable to swap the pairs.
The only way to connect a hard drive directly to a Time Capsule is with a USB cable. If your G Raid has a USB port, the included USB cable can be used.
- Answered by Daniel W from Chico
- 01 11, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I want to connect my 4TB G Raid thunderbolt hard drive to time capsule to use it wirelessly at times?)
will it do POE (power over ethernet)?
- Asked by Christopher Z from Glenshaw
- 02 20, 13
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There is no way to connect a Thunderbolt external hard drive to the Apple Time Capsule.
-connecting a Thunderbolt to Enet adapter to a Thunderbolt external hard drive doesn't do anything useful. (no NAS support built-in to Thunderbolt hard drives)
-Apple Time Capsule doesn't support adding extra storage via enet or USB2 (although it could possibly support adding storage via USB2)
- Answered by Chris S from San Jose
- 08 25, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I want to connect time capsule to a thunderbolt external hard drive. Can I do that and what cables do I use)