Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

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  • Overview

    The Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter lets you easily connect to a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet network. Small and compact, it connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac computer and provides an RJ-45 port that supports 10/100/1000BASE-T networks.

    What’s in the Box

    Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with built-in Thunderbolt cable

    System Requirements

    OS X v10.7.4 or later

    Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computer

  • Mac Models

    • 13-inch MacBook Air
    • 11-inch MacBook Air
    • 13-inch MacBook Pro
    • 15-inch MacBook Pro
    • 21.5-inch iMac - Thunderbolt 2
    • 27-inch iMac - Thunderbolt 2
    • Mac Pro
    • Mac mini
  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 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 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.

      • Written by Thomas S from Clarksville

      231 of 256 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Periodically stops working physical connection loose

    • 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 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.

      • Written by OSCAR C from Chicago

      135 of 148 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Stops working

    • 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.

      • Written by Enrique C from Dublin 6

      109 of 127 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?This doesn't work in El Capitan when using high speed 1000BaseT gigabit eth

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Just works

      I've had this adapter for a few years now and it's never let me down. It works like it's supposed to and I've never had an issue.

      • Written by Jon P from Fort Benning

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Just works

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

      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 pic 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.

      • Written by M B from CLARKSVILLE

      3 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?POOR POOR POOR Product Listing - Does not fit 2016 MB Pro.

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Good device but where's the TB3 version?

      Highly reliable Ethernet adapter that does not draw a lot of power. As superior to USB versions as it is, it's infuriating that nobody, not even Apple, has both Highly reliable Ethernet adapter that does not draw a lot of power. As superior to USB versions as it is, it's infuriating that nobody, not even Apple, has bothered to bring it out in a Thunderbolt 3 version, forcing people to use inferior models that use a USB controller and draw a lot of power including precious battery power and overheat. Very annoying being forced to choose between a USB power hog and daisy chaining this thing on a TB3-2 adapter when away from an appropriate dock or adequate wireless, but at least the daisy chaining is also reliable as long as nothing pulls out of the connection.

      • Written by Daniel B from CHICAGO

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good device but where's the TB3 version?

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