Is it worth me connecting this adapter to my (unused) thunderbolt port on my current iMac to give me better speeds over my Cat6 Ethernet cable?

Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

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  • Your current iMac should already have gigabit Ethernet installed in it. So using this Gigabit Thunderbolt adapter shouldn't increase your speed since both are still using Gigabit Ethernet. Based on reviews from other sites it might actually be slightly slower than the built in Ethernet and use more CPU power.

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  • Thanks Tyler. Had I looked closely enough I probably could have found the answer for myself. But, it's good to hear it from someone with a decent knowledge base! Cheers.

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