Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

A$45.00

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 155 reviews

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Product Information

  • 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

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Works great on Retina MBP

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly fine on the new Retina MBP.

    • Written by from Hewitt

    648 of 740 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works great on Retina MBP
  • Exceptional with the 2011 Macbook Air 13

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Installed the new Driver / Thunderbolt 1.2 Update from Software Update, plugged it in, and zoom. Works great, no longer wasting a Installed the new Driver / Thunderbolt 1.2 Update from Software Update, plugged it in, and zoom. Works great, no longer wasting a USB port, and its super fast! Will be perfect in those hotels with no WiFi. No compatibility issues with my 2011 MBA 13 inch I bought last year.

    • Written by from White Plains

    466 of 535 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Exceptional with the 2011 Macbook Air 13
  • Works if you can find the Thunderbolt 1.2 update

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    This adapter requires an update to the AppleBCM5701Ethernet plugin to work. That update was present in the thunderbolt software u This adapter requires an update to the AppleBCM5701Ethernet plugin to work. That update was present in the thunderbolt software update 1.2 package. Said update was pulled from the automatic update list due to it crashing non-thunderbolt systems such as old macbook pros. I haven't read a report of any problems for us macbook air users, and it works great on my 2011 macbook air. If you're lucky enough to have grabbed a copy of the update from apple's KB article before it was pulled from there as well, you should be able to use the adapter. Presumably apple will fix this big error in a day or so with a newer thunderbolt update.

    If you know what you're doing, you could always backup your IONetworkingFamily kext before applying the update, and then restore just that kext it if your system crashes from the update.

    Nice performance with this dongle - I get 900Mbps throughput. Driver (and broadcom's specs) indicate jumbo frame support, but I haven't tried it. Jumbo frames not really necessary IMO since the CPU is beefy enough to handle high packet/second data rates.

    Finally a cheap way to get data on&off a macbook air at speeds above USB 2.

    • Written by from Kentfield

    369 of 430 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works if you can find the Thunderbolt 1.2 update
  • Constantly being replaced.

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I have now had three all of which have failed. Yes, apple replaced one free, but none should need replacing. No moving parts. Just I have now had three all of which have failed. Yes, apple replaced one free, but none should need replacing. No moving parts. Just fail after fail. Unimpressive from such a normally reliable company.

    • Written by from FORT SMITH

    5 of 5 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Constantly being replaced.
  • Perfect!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works absolutely perfect! I encountered no issues at all when using this with any Mac, works just as expected!

    • Written by from Cavan
    Was this useful? Perfect!
  • Does what it says on the packet

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought this originally for my MBP and now use it on and off with my MBA.

    Works perfectly.

    What more can I say ?

    • Written by from Aspe
    Was this useful? Does what it says on the packet

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