• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product does not work as described

    I have two of these adapters. After updating my MacBook Pro to Sierra, I can no longer get either adapter to connect to my GigE LAN. In System Preferences > Network, the Thunderbolt-Ethernet service indicates that a cable is unplugged. However, in About this Mac, the adapter shows up as plugged in. I've tested all connections, applied every update and tried every fix out there. Doesn't matter, no connection to GigE LAN.

    Before this failure, I could transfer large files from my MBPr to my LAN at GigE speeds. Now, the MBPr can only access my LAN at WiFi speeds - less than 10% as fast. PITA.

    This is a known issue (do a search) affecting many. Apple hasn't fixed it.

    Apple killed functionality of this adapter. Don't buy it. It will not work for you.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly awful, do not buy.

    I was having latency issues while playing online games through the wi-fi connection (both 5.0 and 2.4 ghz), so I decided to upgrade to a more stable LAN connection. Naturally, since Apple seems to hate standard I/O, I had to buy an adapter, and I unfortunately chose this one. I went from a latency ranging between 70ms - 160ms, to a range of 40ms - 12380ms (12 second delay). This is atrocious as no other LAN connected computer on our network has these issues, they are specific to the Ethernet adapter.

    This is a horrible piece of technology and I am demanding a refund. Do not buy. These should be incinerated instead of sold.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stopped working after 3 months

    It worked perfectly first 3 months. Plug and go. MBPro was on the table whole time, no transfers, no awkward positions. Rubbish.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad bad bad

    this new adapter make my macbook retina 2016 loosing connection every time you have a minimum movement and i'm really disappointed . is a big issue without solution for an expensive tool

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Periodically stops working physical connection loose

    This dongle stuff is not reliable over time. On my 2015 MBP, the lightning connector for this adapter is loose in both ports. I will be running web meetings and if my laptop shifts or I bump the cable, the network disconnects, killing my meeting. It's really frustrating to have spent $2,000, then $30 for this connector and have unreliable Internet. I don't know if the flaw is with the adapter or laptop ports, or both. Just ridiculous to have this problem. I was better off with tech in the 1990s, then I plugged in network cable and it never failed.

    43 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stops working

    I had it for a 2-3 years. I used it 30-40 times and stopped working. This is the second connector from Apple that behaves this way. I used to have one to get an HDMI connection (before it became standard in the MacBookPro), which I used 10 times before it quit. No buying these expensive gadgets from Apple anymore.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This doesn't work in El Capitan when using high speed 1000BaseT gigabit eth

    In a Macbook pro Retina Late 2013 with OSX 10.11.4, it doesn't support gigabit ethernet. It works fine with 100baseTX but it doesn't work with 1000BaseT.

    36 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good

    Sorry I like Apple products but it simply does not work. I have a new laptop but cant access the internet as I have no wifi. I will have to dust off the old laptop.

    2 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not seem to work with latest (Sept '15) MacBook Pro - AD Domain access

    My issue is that I need my new MacBook Pro (El Capitan 10.11.2) to open up asking for me to
    login Username and Password to my work domain, but this device seems to not see the network
    properly and only comes up with local users. To fix issue I need to sign in as a local user then
    logout and only then does the Username and Password fields show up, even tho this is selected
    in the Users & Groups system preferences.
    I have not found any updates for this dongle yet .. any help would be great!!

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.