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
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    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      works fine but it's a shame you need one

      The adapter works fine connected to my macbook pro with retina display, and my macbook air, in that it allows you to plug your ethernet cable into the computer. The adapter works fine connected to my macbook pro with retina display, and my macbook air, in that it allows you to plug your ethernet cable into the computer. It's a shame however that the thunderbolt plug and socket are not nearly as sturdy as ethernet, and come out far too easily, which is very frustrating. But the real issue is that the computer doesn't come with an ethernet port. I can understand in the case of the macbook air that they are all about thinness, and ethernet is fractionally thicker than thunderbolt. But a MacBook Pro should not be without ethernet. Professionals using these machines rely on ethernet all the time for transferring large amounts of data. The photography, film and music industries all use ethernet to transfer data to and from computers and servers. And carrying around a flimsy adapter that falls out of it's socket with a gentle nudge just isn't a viable option. But until Apple changes their "pro" design, I guess we're stuck with these silly, flimsy and overpriced things.

      • Written by Oliver G from Blandford Forum

      50 of 52 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?works fine but it's a shame you need one

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Very fast but.... (rMBP)

      It is a very fast adapter, bought it for my rMBP to use at uni. the issue is that it falls out VERY easily, which is somewhat of an issue for me. when working a It is a very fast adapter, bought it for my rMBP to use at uni. the issue is that it falls out VERY easily, which is somewhat of an issue for me. when working at a desk its fine, but at other times it gets knocked even just a little and it disconnects and takes a while to reconnect. This is annoying!

      • Written by Ben C from Uckfield

      51 of 56 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Very fast but.... (rMBP)

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      works great! for a while

      I got the thunderbolt adapter for my Macbook air because the place I was going to be at for a few months didn't have wifi. For the first three months of my stay I got the thunderbolt adapter for my Macbook air because the place I was going to be at for a few months didn't have wifi. For the first three months of my stay I had absolutely zero trouble with it, but this past month it will occassionally disconnect but then a few minutes later will reconnect. It's been really iffy recently, and I've been a little bit concerned about plugging it into my computer. Hopefully I won't need it for too much longer, I'm not sure if it is meant to last more than a few months!

      • Written by Stephanie O from Franklin

      22 of 24 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?works great! for a while

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      stopped working after 3 months

      It worked perfectly first 3 months. Plug and go. MBPro was on the table whole time, no transfers, no awkward positions. Rubbish.

      • Written by plysovej K from leamington spa

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?stopped working after 3 months

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      The best on the market.

      I bought mine for my Mac Book Air & it works perfectly, for me you get what you pay for, My friend bought 1 from EBay for half the price, and guess what, it did I bought mine for my Mac Book Air & it works perfectly, for me you get what you pay for, My friend bought 1 from EBay for half the price, and guess what, it did not work, The LED Light lit up but that was it.

      • Written by Andrew J from clevedon

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The best on the market.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      No good

      Sorry I like Apple products but it simply does not work. I have a new laptop but cant access the internet as I have no wifi. I will have to dust off the old lap Sorry I like Apple products but it simply does not work. I have a new laptop but cant access the internet as I have no wifi. I will have to dust off the old laptop.

      • Written by Alastair D from Sherborne

      2 of 11 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?No good

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