• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    So far it has worked excellent. I'm looking for a USB 3.0 multiport, but I could not find a decent one. Those who sell at the APPLE STORE do not have good grades.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not Plug into 2017 MacBook Pro

    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.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh its Ok

    So...The speed is good, but...It feels flimsy. The connection is good between my MBP and the dongle, but it is a bit stupid to have to spend the money on it. I tried with an amazon basics one before this, but it just wouldn't recognise the connection. For £30 it is a bit steep for something that should really be built into the laptop. Its also something else to bring around with you. It is fast to connect the first time that you use it, but after that its ≈20 seconds for it to be recognised. I would say that if you genuinely need one, then get it, but don't if you need it for casual use.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    I am very confused by the negative reviews. I've had mine for about two years and never had any problems. It works great and was relatively inexpensive.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    Understandably, it does function properly. However with my circumstances, I'm always moving around with my Macbook. The wifi signal in my facilities aren't very strong, so I am to resort to this method. With that said, the adaptor itself always loses connection very easily when my MacBook moves but an inch. It would have been a very smart idea for Apple to have an integrated clip on the thunderbolt end of the adaptor, and on the MacBook itself 'inserts' for the clip to latch itself. When wireless internet fails, this minor flaw is clearly an annoyance, especially when this product is overlooked due to convenience and short term design.

    20 of 21 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.

    4 of 4 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.

    3 of 4 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

    29 of 31 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.

    76 of 84 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great at gigabit speeds on my 15" Late 2013 MacBook Pro w/ El Capitan

    Just saw a review that said this adaptor doesn't work at gigabit speeds on OS X El Capitan 10.11.4.

    Well, I don't have 10.11.4 anymore, I've got 10.11.6, however, at no point have I ever noticed my network performance slow down with it. And I would notice, because I am frequently moving around 1+ GB files around our company network.

    I've had nothing but good experiences with this adapter. High-performance, works just as though the port is built into the Mac.

    13 of 17 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.

    46 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    off to the races

    have new MacBook Air,purchased from Apple, plug the adaptor into thunderbolt 2 and bam! off to the races. no problems pure plug and work on uverse network at 72Mbps

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best on the market.

    I bought mine for my Mac Book Air & it works perfectly, for me you get what you pay for, My friend bought 1 from EBay for half the price, and guess what, it did not work, The LED Light lit up but that was it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    I am very impressed with this adapter, as with any apple product. I love the design and simplicity as well as excellent performance. The price was a little high for this, but it was worth it.

    10 of 19 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.

    56 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    I'm using it with my MacBook Pro, it doesn't easily slide out, it's very portable, and it's exactly what I need in places where the Wi-Fi signal is very weak. My friend bought one almost 1 month ago and it's still working fine. I'm not sure why the other reviews are not that positive about this great product (great quality and design).

    1 of 1 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.

    3 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    I purchased this thunderbolt ethernet adapter last week and it just recently arrived (on time). It works absolutely remarkably (it can reach the download speed of 3MB/s). My friend used the one with USB port and it can only reach maximum of 1MB/s. Definitely a worthy purchase.

    1 of 4 people found this useful