Macbook air doesn't have FireWire or Etherne port.. Can I connect the MBA to display and use display ports instead?

Eg. I need to connect my MacBook air to my router via Ethernet cable... Can I use the display to create this connection? Same for FireWire?

Apple Thunderbolt Display (27" flat panel)

Apple Thunderbolt Display (27" flat panel)

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    Yes, the Thunderbolt Display includes not only those ports, but also the relevant controllers for them. As such, connecting a computer like the Air, which has Thunderbolt but lacks FireWire or Ethernet, to the display will enable the use of all the ports the display has.