• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Thrash Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

    • Written by Vaqar A from College Park

    I bought two of them in 2 years. The first one stopped working in the first three months after I purchased Mac. The second one after an year. All Apple accessaries either for iPhone, iPad or Mac are really very low standard and they brake fast. I have experience with three apple accessories and they brake fast either power cord, headphone, or ethernet adapter they all are piece of thrash. I was planning to buy Mac Pro, but didd not purchase due to these cheap quality accessaries.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POOR POOR POOR Product Listing - Does not fit 2016 MB Pro.

    • Written by M B from CLARKSVILLE

    Waste of time, money, and effort. Called support and it took longer to set up the incident then to get an answer of how it fits into the MB. BY THE WAY the picture of the product only has one view and the end is hidden. Lets all spend time sending the product back to apple and this could of been fixed.

    Just stupid.

    10 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stupid dongles

    • Written by Jared N from Perth

    Apple gives you dongles with the idea, you'll spend more time getting replacements..

    Although i have replaced my power adapters less, if there is one thing i replace constantly are Thunderbolt to Gigabit adapters.. :P Gone though 5 in two months.. Mostly. there is noting worse than coping heaps of smaller files, total 40Gig which takes several hours, but then you loose connection at the end of the copy.

    Unhappy customer.but Apple's got us.... if you have Thunderbolt, you must buy dongles... Apple is smart at how they force users into this position.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constant disconnects very frustrating

    • Written by Brian Z from SAN FRANCISCO

    Bought the highest end MacBook Pro on the market at the time and from day one, this adapter has had a major engineering flaw, at least with my MacBook Pro Mid 2015 15inch. Any slightest movement or jiggle of the adapter base at the socket of the Mac, even the movement from pressing palms to the keyboard is enough to cause an internet disconnect. I can replicate it 100% of the time, and my testing has insured it's not the ethernet cable going into he adapter. I can literally watch my connection disconnect and reconnect in the Network Preferences as I touch the plug. I know it's not a defect with my specific adapter either, but rather a design flaw (the plug on the adapter is simply too loose for the female port on the MacBook Pro). I have swapped my specific adapter with other people's identical ones and also have the same effect of connection loss with any movement. I have been an Apple fanboy since my Mac Plus and this has been my first disappointment. Really wish they would have just left an ethernet port on the machine.

    Another observation - this might go under reported due to wireless Wi/Fi, as it will eventually just switch over from the dead ethernet to Wi/Fi and many people might not even notice it disconnected at all, unless they're on an application that required a constant connection. For example, if they were just web browsing, it might not be noticed.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    STOP WORKING IN A WEEK OF USING IT

    • Written by Kho L from Kuching

    I had bought this ethernet thunderbolt connector at apple online store due to lack of USB port for MACbook Pro on 2 January 2019. I got it on 10 January 2019. Today, 16 January 2019, it was spoiled. No respond when I use it to connect to internet. What a disappointed overpriced product?
    I'm really mad about this.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy thunderbolt plug, stopped working after few months

    • Written by Maciej R from London

    It usually works fine until you move your device. Often disconnects if you touch it and falls off if you move your device.

    The issue with pretty much all thunderbolt 1 and 2 apple connectors that I used including display cables.

    I think it is greatly overpriced considering this problem.

    On top of that it stopped working after few months.

    Save yourself a hustle and get a cheap USB3 to Ethernet adaptor from ebay (around £6).

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesnt fit Thunderbolt 3

    • Written by Goetz K from Woodside

    I bought this to do port trunking on my 2017 iMac - so I as a user thought Thunderbold fits - but unfortunately APPLE DOESNT TELL ITS ONLY THUNDERBOLD 2 - and my iMac has Thunderbolt 3

    MISSING PRODUCT INFORMATION FROM APPLE !!!!

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor performance

    • Written by Bijay S from Kolkata

    I bought MBP along with Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter. For some reason, either with the adapter or the port or both, the internet connection keeps dropping. When the connection is dropped, i attach the ethernet cable to Del laptop, it works just fine. So the problem appears to be with the adapter/port. The adapter also get very warm, which is normal as told by Apple staff. Net conclusion: very frustrating to lose internet in the middle of work.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by Caroline G from Deptford

    I had to go buy this after an apple employee told me nothing but the thunderbolt would work as an ethernet adapter on the mac. Under system report, the thunderbolt shows up as connected but under network it won't work. I spent over an hour on the phone with tech support trying to trouble shoot just to have her say 'I don't know what else you want me to do' and hangup. Wasted my money because this doesn't work and I still dont have internet access.

    27 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed

    • Written by Sarah B from melbourne

    I've had my adapter for about two years with limited use. It sporadically drops my internet connection, which is not great while taking online exams or gaming. I'm not satisfied with the longevity of this product.

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not Plug into 2017 MacBook Pro

    • Written by Kellar W from Olney

    I've now spent $200+ dollars on hubs, connectors, and extension cords to enable my uber expensive MacBook Pro to operate like a normal docked laptop. This accessory allows the ethernet to plug into it, but does not plug into any of the Apple designed Thunderbolt ports - the only ports available with the new laptop. Ports that make all connections stick out, just begging to get jammed sideways.

    You are better than this Apple.

    37 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product does not work as described

    • Written by John M P from Portola Valley

    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.

    46 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly awful, do not buy.

    • Written by Marc L from North bay

    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.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stopped working after 3 months

    • Written by plysovej K from leamington spa

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

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad bad bad

    • Written by gabriele G from bologna

    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

    51 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Periodically stops working physical connection loose

    • Written by Thomas S from Clarksville

    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.

    256 of 286 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stops working

    • Written by OSCAR C from Chicago

    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.

    156 of 172 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by Enrique C from Dublin 6

    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.

    120 of 140 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good

    • Written by Alastair D from Sherborne

    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.

    6 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by Commone G from Toronto

    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!!

    27 of 39 people found this useful