• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero Stars. Did not work at all.

    • Written by MICHAEL M from SAN DIEGO

    Apple bundled this Belkin adapter when i bought my MacBook Pro, but when I needed to use it, it didn't work--and Apple blamed this adapter while offering no substitute. I guess I'm supposed to waste another $30 and "try again"...

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    seems not to work on Catalina

    • Written by Patrick K from Klagenfurt

    I just get self-assigned IP address, which worked before on Mojave.

    now using Apple
    - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter ($49) in conjunction with
    - Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (29$)

    which works. You can do better, Apple.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Blocks connection to Apple's Internet Recovery: otherwise works well.

    • Written by Rick S from Sacrament

    Ever since I got my Touch Bar MacBook Pro, I could not get Internet Recovery to work. The solution I found was to connect an Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter AND an Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter in series. The only other choice would be to shell out $70 for Apple's combination adapter.

    Other than that problem, the Belkin adapter has worked flawlessly with every MacBook I connected it to. In fact, it worked fine with why Touch Bar MacBook Pro for every other connection over the past two years.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not work

    • Written by Greg G from London

    I bought a new MB Pro with Touch Bar. I need ethernet to connect to our enterprise network. Was recommended this dongle at the Local apple store. Long story short: it does not work. After going through all kinds of troubleshooting with my local IT group, we concluded that it was a piece of junk out of the box.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why is Apple selling a faulty adaptor in stores?

    • Written by Kurt H from Bolton

    I've used one of these adaptors for nearly two years now on my MBP 13,3 and occasionally it wouldn't be recognized but when I removed and re-plugged it worked. Now it fails to be recognized so I went to the Apple Store in Ginza, Tokyo and brought a new one, which also is not recognized at all. Every other USB adaptor I have works fine. I left the box in the store because it was overpackaged bulk and now I have a new adaptor that doesn't work at all. I can't believe this is sold in Apple Stores.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB C Fried the adapter

    • Written by Robert R from Los Angeles

    Bought this adapter and connected to USB-C, I received a message that the port was disabled because of electrical current, the result was a fried adapter.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad product

    • Written by muhamet R from las vegas

    just catastrophe
    its too slow
    and overheat

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    slow adapter

    • Written by Theo H from Amsterdam

    This adapter is not worth the purchase and misleads customers. It does not work at the promised speeds. Max speed is around 350-400, but fluctuates all the time. Even wifi is more stable than this adapter.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    the adapter apple forgot to make

    • Written by Josh C from Spring Hill

    This adapter works perfectly with my brand new 2018 MBP with Touch Bar. The adapter is well-designed and feels durable. I love that the MAC address is printed on the bottom so it can easily be registered for use on enterprise networks. My only complaint is that the adapter runs a little warm under full load, but this is because of the active circuitry inside that relies on passive cooling. Long story short, if you're going to be sitting in bed with your Mac in your lap, just use wireless. I rely on 802.11ac Wi-Fi, but this adapter is perfect for the occasional large download or to start network recovery.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow slow slow

    • Written by Elias A from Sundbyberg

    Compared the old macbook dongel that has thunderbolt with this one. Got close to 1000Mbits. With this Belkin USB-C dongel I get around 200-300 Mbits

    So avoid buying this official dongel!

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stopped working after 2weeks

    • Written by Tomasz S from Wrocław

    this is just crazy, it is a 2nd connector that stops working shortly after buying... Is Apple blocking non-Apple products connected to USB-C ? It is just crazy how the non-Apple stuff is not compatible with Apple Mac products. Can't be a coincidence I think. In Windows world I could plug literally anything to USB and it would just work like a charm for years.. even Chinese manufactured devs worth 3$! For Mac everything costs at least 60$, even the very simple hardware, like connectors... non-Apple converters are also far more expensive than the PC counterparts. Non-Apple connectors seem either not working at all, or are very unstable, to the point you can't rely on the connector.. Shame Apple, shame... I think this is going to be my first and last Mac Book Pro - all shiny and powerful but can't do stuff that 200 $ laptops can do reliably which is essential for getting work done..

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad product!

    • Written by Biplob N from Castelldefels

    It freezes by Macbook pro 13 and forces it to shutdown! Truly dissapointed!

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works out of the box

    • Written by Max S from Providence

    Worked right out of the box with my 2016 MacBook Pro, no need to mess with drivers. My internet speed increased from 10 Mbps downloading over wifi to about 600 Mbps with ethernet. The adapter gets noticeably warm but I wouldn't say hot. 1 star off for the heat and for being overpriced, but works as advertised.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working after 3 months

    • Written by Preston T from Orlando

    Since Mac is so advanced that everything needs an $80 to $150 dongle rather than using the standard connections (sarcasm intended), I had to buy this in order to have a wired connection. So glad that it stopped working after 3 months (again sarcasm intended). Maybe its time to start looking at Android phones and Surface Pro laptops that don't require so many add-ons in order to work properly? I don't know that my company can afford the true cost of owning a Mac as its higher than its ever been only minus the quality.

    33 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Bengt-Erik O from Mountain Lakes

    So, wired Ethernet is sill required in many situations and the Belkin adapter is the only USB-C Ethernet adapter in many Apple Stores. Got my first one with my new MacBook Pro 13" about a year ago and never got it to work, so returned it. Instead got a cheap one from eBay that worked fine until I lost it somewhere, like so many other adapters that are required to connect modern MacBooks to the outside world. Went to the local Apple Store and again, the Belikin Ethernet adapter was the only one available so I took a chance and bought it. -Even this adapter did not work! One would think that if it was a driver issue, it should have been included in the latest OSX 10.13.5 so I don't think thats the issue. It is also stated on the Belkin website that no additional driver is needed. The device still gets hot though, so probably it will drain battery even though it is working. Please remove this adapter from the stores and provide us something with higher quality!

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Drains battery when plugged in

    • Written by Michael D from New Westminster

    For me this adapter manages to drain the battery of my laptop to 0% even when it is plugged-in! Definitely a no go.

    I exchanged the first one I bought thinking I got a lemon but about to bring back the second one which has the same issue.

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed to work out of the box

    • Written by E Riley C from Silver Spring

    I have two dongles for the 2016 MBP, one a full dock and one a portable Ethernet & USB combo dongle but the Ethernet on the smaller device is apparently a "bridged connection" which won't work for my application. The vendor of the software that requires a non-bridged Ethernet connection specified the Apple brand dongle but when I asked for that at the Apple store the only option they had to offer was this Belkin unit. The adaptor showed as available in the network control panel when first connected but with a "no cable attached" message regardless of which cable or device I connected to it. On the third try a day later it would not show up in the network control panel at all. It has been returned but I still need a portable Ethernt adaptor for this MBP that isn't bridged. Can anyone recommend one?

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Kevin M from Brooklyn

    Right out of the boxer, no connectivity for ethernet. Only the USB hub side of it works. Please don't waste your money on this horrible product!

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    crashes mac

    • Written by David D from El cajon

    I have a macbook pro late 2016 and plugging in this adapter causes a kernel panic and crashes the mac....I even tried a different one to see if I had a bad adapter but after looking at the reviews I see that this wouldn't have mattered because as you would suspect, it happens to the other adapter as well. Someone needs to fix this.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY - Product is unreliable.

    • Written by Joseph C from Londonderry

    Terrible product. Should have read the reviews first. Bought it last year when I got my new MacBook but didn't start using it until last week. Well, in under a week, it's dead. It's not being recognized anymore.

    20 of 24 people found this useful