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

  • 3.0 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

      86 of 97 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Periodically stops working physical connection loose

    • 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

      58 of 70 people found this useful

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

    • 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

      47 of 50 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Stops working

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Waste of money

      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 thunderb 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.

      • Written by Caroline G from Deptford

      1 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Waste of money

    • 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'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.

      • Written by Sarah B from melbourne

      3 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Failed

    • 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 grade 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.

      • Written by Juan J from Bucaramanga

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Excellent

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