Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

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  • Overview

    The Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter allows you to connect to wired networks with speed and endurance where wireless connectivity is unreliable or inconsistent. Perfect for MacBook with USB-C port or MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, it supports 10/100/1000BASE-T and has been designed and tested according to Belkin’s rigorous standards.

    Highlights

    Gigabit Ethernet connectivity even when wireless connectivity is inconsistent or over-extended

    USB-C Male and RJ-45 Port Female Ports

    Supports 10/100/1000BASE-T

    The speed and reliability of Gigabit Ethernet allows for larger downloads without interruption

    Apple Recommends For

    Connecting seamlessly and with confidence even where wireless connectivity is inconsistent or over-extended.

    What’s in the Box

    Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

    Tech Specs

    Cable length: 15 cm

    Connections: USB-C

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 745883701605

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

  • 1.5 Average
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    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      As described, but beware of bad drivers

      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. Unfortunatel 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.

      • Written by Ben W from Berkeley

      136 of 150 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?As described, but beware of bad drivers

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Piece of junk

      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 th 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.

      • Written by Terry T from Carlsbad

      115 of 128 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Piece of junk

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Not really gigabit

      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 sinc 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.

      • Written by William S from Alameda

      50 of 52 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not really gigabit

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Bought to have on hand - First try does not work

      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 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.

      • Written by Michael M from Morrisville

      Is this review useful?Bought to have on hand - First try does not work

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Belkin, not Apple, and it really shows

      The connector is very loose, so every time you shift around, there's a 30% chance of the connector slipping out by a hair's width. Which is enough to kill netwo The connector is very loose, so every time you shift around, there's a 30% chance of the connector slipping out by a hair's width. Which is enough to kill network connectivity. The drivers are suspicious, and you have a catch-22 problem of figuring out how to load drivers without network connectivity, to get network connectivity. The dongle has a tendency of overheating and dropping connections, if you suspect it to heavy traffic for more than a few minutes.

      • Written by Lauri W A from Vancouver

      Is this review useful?Belkin, not Apple, and it really shows

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Does not come close to 1Gbps

      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 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.

      • Written by Hakan S from Boston

      7 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Does not come close to 1Gbps

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