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

  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 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

      140 of 157 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

      74 of 82 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

      82 of 98 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

      Great little adapter for a decent price

      I would highly recommend this little dongle over the USB Ethernet adapter for MacBook Airs and older Pros and iMacs. It's the same price as the USB adapter at $ I would highly recommend this little dongle over the USB Ethernet adapter for MacBook Airs and older Pros and iMacs. It's the same price as the USB adapter at $29.00, but it supports Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps) speeds, which is way faster than the 10/100 Mbps max that the USB adapter has. I know a lot of people complain that the Thunderbolt to Gb Ethernet doesn't last long, but I can imagine that it was really designed with the iMac in mind.

      • Written by Connor M from Gladstone

      4 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great little adapter for a decent price

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      WORKS GREAT!

      The internet speed is PERFECT for what I need it to do. Mine seems to be working fine, although the reviews say that it does wear out. Hopefully mine won't!!!!

      • Written by Diana B from Union

      3 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?WORKS GREAT!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best MacBookAir (2011) to Ethernet Connection Option

      Recently found by accident. Big speed improvement over USB to ethernet, plus gaining back the USB port is huge. Did notice that the Thunderbolt connectors c Recently found by accident. Big speed improvement over USB to ethernet, plus gaining back the USB port is huge. Did notice that the Thunderbolt connectors can become disconnected, but when the etheret speed drops, its the obvious fix - so not a big deal for me. Using the Thunderbolt 2 port for an external hard drive is probably the best use of this port, but unfortunately I guess it doesn't make sense for drive makers at less than a $400 price point.

      • Written by Terry M from Floral Park

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best MacBookAir (2011) to Ethernet Connection Option

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