• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

    I couldn't agree more with the previous review. I paid my Mac a certain price and an Ethernet port would have been a good idea indeed.

    I just bought that cable and it is busted already. Not impressed... Not impressed at all !!!!! AAAArrrrggggggghhhh!!!!!

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter rubbish when used for comms in a server farm

    Stupidly I've bought 2 of these and use them in our rack on 2 Mac Mini servers. Within the rack we also have an Xserve and another Mac Mini server albeit with the slower USB/Ethernet adapter. The USB/Ethernet adapter works fine, but no communication with either Thunderbolt Mac Minis. Oddly if I connect using VNC the adapters seem to allow this traffic. Sorry Apple but it's shameful that the Mac Mini Servers do not have a secondary ethernet port and shameful that the thunderbolt/ethernet adapter fails to work in any useful way.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent - super fast file transfers ahoy!

    Works perfectly for connecting to my Synology NAS when I need more bandwidth than the wifi allows.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Poor Design

    Firstly, I should mention that I am forced to use this as the 2015 macbooks (retina) do not come equipped with an Ethernet port. For the price you pay, you'd think that some thought would have been put into designing this piece; here are some of the problems I've faced in using this:

    It is extremely sensitive to popping out of your laptop. As the Thunderbolt ports are very small, any time you move your laptop while connected, it's probably an 80% chance that the wire will slide out if you're not aware and cautious.

    Aside from the above, it still is prone to being lodged out due to the cube-like part of the adapter being caught on the edge of a table (for those who use their laptops on a table). All this is troubling when you prefer to maintain a steady connection to the internet.


    And to top it all off, mine has suddenly stopped working as well.. makes you realise how the quality of Apple's products are truly racing down the hill.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    Works absolutely perfect! I encountered no issues at all when using this with any Mac, works just as expected!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine but it's a shame you need one

    The adapter works fine connected to my macbook pro with retina display, and my macbook air, in that it allows you to plug your ethernet cable into the computer.

    It's a shame however that the thunderbolt plug and socket are not nearly as sturdy as ethernet, and come out far too easily, which is very frustrating.

    But the real issue is that the computer doesn't come with an ethernet port. I can understand in the case of the macbook air that they are all about thinness, and ethernet is fractionally thicker than thunderbolt. But a MacBook Pro should not be without ethernet. Professionals using these machines rely on ethernet all the time for transferring large amounts of data. The photography, film and music industries all use ethernet to transfer data to and from computers and servers. And carrying around a flimsy adapter that falls out of it's socket with a gentle nudge just isn't a viable option. But until Apple changes their "pro" design, I guess we're stuck with these silly, flimsy and overpriced things.

    41 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    connected for 5 seconds

    bought this, expecting a more stable connection than the wifi. it turns out a total WASTE. it connect for 5 seconds, and then disconnected. tried restart, unplug and plug again.. same thing. what a waste of money buying such thing which now its gonna sit there collecting dust.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good interface, bad connectors

    The thunderbolt interface is definitely fast. I can easily push over 900Mbps with this adapter on our LAN. The only problems I have are, as others have mentioned, that the connector does not fit snugly and the cable is very rigid and does not bend easily. The whole thing just feels fragile. If I had it to do over I probably would have just opted for a usb3 gigabit Ethernet adapter from a third party. IMHO if you don't need the speed just go with the apply usb2 adapter over this one.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    works great! for a while

    I got the thunderbolt adapter for my Macbook air because the place I was going to be at for a few months didn't have wifi. For the first three months of my stay I had absolutely zero trouble with it, but this past month it will occassionally disconnect but then a few minutes later will reconnect. It's been really iffy recently, and I've been a little bit concerned about plugging it into my computer. Hopefully I won't need it for too much longer, I'm not sure if it is meant to last more than a few months!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Driver Issues

    First off, this works GREAT on Mac OS X.
    However, when running bootcamp, the Driver has many issues.
    If it is unplugged, the computer must be restarted to connect again.
    Driver, for some reason disables the computers abilt to enter sleep mode, only hibernate and shutdown

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It works, but not good enough

    Pros: transmission rate is high, works consistently most of the time
    Cons: a lag of 30 sec to a minute before it connects to the network (can be really frustrating if you come back from a meeting and want to plug in for a quick internet connection); once in a while needs to disconnect and reconnect to refresh

    I have both the USB to Ethernet and this adapter. I'd say the USB adapter is preferred unless (1) you need Gigabit ethernet, or (2) you have no spare USB port on your MacBook Pro/Air, because the USB adapter doesn't seem to work on a hub

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very fast but.... (rMBP)

    It is a very fast adapter, bought it for my rMBP to use at uni. the issue is that it falls out VERY easily, which is somewhat of an issue for me. when working at a desk its fine, but at other times it gets knocked even just a little and it disconnects and takes a while to reconnect. This is annoying!

    45 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesnt work on Lion on MacbookPro Retina

    Couldnt get this to operate on macbook pro retina running the latest version of Lion
    The thunderbolt software update which claims to fix this also wouldnt run
    Upgraded to mountain lion and now everything works.

    0 of 1 people found this useful