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

      68 of 76 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

      52 of 62 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

      42 of 44 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Stops working

    • 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

      Is this review useful?Excellent

    • 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 acce 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.

      • Written by Kellar W from Olney

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Does not Plug into 2017 MacBook Pro

    • 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.

      • Written by CARRIE J from Tulsa

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works great!

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