Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

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  • Overview

    The Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter allows you to connect to wired networks with speed and endurance where wireless connectivity is unreliable or inconsistent. Perfect for MacBook with USB-C port or MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, it supports 10/100/1000BASE-T and has been designed and tested according to Belkin’s rigorous standards.

    Highlights

    Gigabit Ethernet connectivity even when wireless connectivity is inconsistent or over-extended

    USB-C Male and RJ-45 Port Female Ports

    Supports 10/100/1000BASE-T

    The speed and reliability of Gigabit Ethernet allows for larger downloads without interruption

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    Connecting seamlessly and with confidence even where wireless connectivity is inconsistent or over-extended.

    What’s in the Box

    Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

    Tech Specs

    Cable Length: 6 in.

    Connections: USB-C

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: F2CU040dsWHTAPL

    UPC or EAN No.: 745883701605

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: Two-year limited

  • 1.5 Average
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    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      As described, but beware of bad drivers

      This adapter gets the job done. However, on OS X Mountain Lion and Sierra I had to update the Realtek chipset driver to fix a kernel panic problem. Unfortunatel This adapter gets the job done. However, on OS X Mountain Lion and Sierra I had to update the Realtek chipset driver to fix a kernel panic problem. Unfortunately the Apple review system won't let me paste links, but if you google "rtl8153 driver update time" the first link (in my search results) takes you to a download page. Version 1.0.15 was crashing, and version 1.0.16 (released Nov 16 2016) has the fix.

      • Written by Ben W from Berkeley

      128 of 141 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?As described, but beware of bad drivers

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Piece of junk

      This is what happens when Apple decides to let a 3rd party make essential adapters and enforce no quality control or testing. I got one that was dead out of th This is what happens when Apple decides to let a 3rd party make essential adapters and enforce no quality control or testing. I got one that was dead out of the box and the other gets really hot and requires a driver upgrade to not use 60% of cpu. Which very few people even know about and it does not update itself.

      • Written by Terry T from Carlsbad

      94 of 105 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Piece of junk

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Gets warm but works well. Good for assistant

      I wanted to let everyone know that this adapter works quite well. It does get warm to the touch during extended network transfers but other than that it gets th I wanted to let everyone know that this adapter works quite well. It does get warm to the touch during extended network transfers but other than that it gets the job done. I am finding it particularly useful to transfer, using migration assistant, data over to my new 2016 MacBook Pro via Time Machine which is hard-wired to my network (it's a first gen 1TB model). My time machine backup consists of data from my older 2009 17inch MacBook Pro. Initially I tried using Migration Assistant to transfer Mac to Mac using a direct ethernet connection between the two devices, but I was unable to complete that transfer. However now that I am transferring an account all all its programs and data via time Machine to my new MacBook Pro, the process is running much smoother. Because I am using the Belkin Ethernet adapter, I am getting consistent transfer speeds between 14 MB a second and 20 MB a second. I am very pleased.

      • Written by Raymond S from Wyckoff

      57 of 67 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Gets warm but works well. Good for assistant

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Internet Recovery will NOT work with this adapter

      Save your money if you plan on using this adapter as a solution for using Internet Recovery. My institution uses WPA2 Enterprise on our wireless network, which Save your money if you plan on using this adapter as a solution for using Internet Recovery. My institution uses WPA2 Enterprise on our wireless network, which isn't support by Internet Recovery, therefor, connecting via wifi is not an option. We bought these USB-C to Ethernet adapters as as solution. The problem is, while they work within the OS, they wont ever reach Internet Recovery. A tcpdump from my institution, and home network reveals there is initial chatter, then things go quiet. If you need a solution for wired Internet Recovery, using the Apple USB-C to Thunderbolt + Apple Thunderbolt to Ethernet does work.

      • Written by Travis B from Burlington

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Internet Recovery will NOT work with this adapter

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      I used to think apple stood for quality

      I have never been more disappointed with a product in my short 23 years of life. You could cook an egg on this worthless adapter... overheating piece of junk. A I have never been more disappointed with a product in my short 23 years of life. You could cook an egg on this worthless adapter... overheating piece of junk. Apple, pull yourself together and fix this issue. 0/5 stars.

      • Written by Max S from Sheboygan

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?I used to think apple stood for quality

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Cannot recommend -- unreliable

      Like others have said I have two issues with this adapter: 1) it sometimes fails to initialize when first plugged in. The adapter doesn't show up connected i Like others have said I have two issues with this adapter: 1) it sometimes fails to initialize when first plugged in. The adapter doesn't show up connected in Network Preferences. Unplugging and plugging back in usually works. Sometimes not though. 2) If connected and in use for a long time (e.g. 5+ hours) it overheats and starts to degrade until it quits and fails. Letting it cool down brings it back for a while but it fails again sooner. I'm looking for an alternative.

      • Written by David D from Lexington

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Cannot recommend -- unreliable

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