• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does its job

    • Written by from Falls Church

    This adapter is small, light, and does its job with no fuss. Works well in hotel rooms that only have wired ethernet, transfer speeds are quite nice over thunderbolt to network shares on a gigabit network.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Glen Vine

    No problems on my 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display, works just as you would expect it to, no setup whatsoever. Very pleased.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best $30 I've spent in Apple Store

    • Written by from Fitchburg

    Dealt with spotty wireless connectivity on my MBA since purchase. Never sure whether ISP, router(s) or the MBA itself. After this purchase, convinced it is the wireless.

    This thing screams, and is vital to great HD video tx/rx. The firmware upgrade to 1.2 is real. Won't work without it.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product for MBP 15 Retina

    • Written by from West Hollywood

    Works great. Very pleased.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fully Functional

    • Written by from Dublin

    Works perfectly with the Macbook Air!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine on Mountain Lion and Win7 under Parallels

    • Written by from ORLANDO

    After reading some reviews here I was hesitant to get this. Some people had problems, especially when running Windows on their Mac. Fortunately, it worked fine for me, no hassles. I use a Retina MacBook Pro (mid-2012) running ML 10.8.3, and running Windows 7 under Parallels. No problems connecting to the Internet either on the Mac or the Windows side. Perhaps this was because, before plugging in the T-to-GE adapter for the very first time, I turned off my rMBP, inserted the adapter, then booted up. Maybe because it was in the system from the start, this worked better. Anyway, I had zero problems -- plus I like not having to take up a USB port.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Wigan

    I bought this item for a MBA 13'' (Late 2012) . Upon plugging it into the MBA and network, it worked straight away . It is far quicker than wireless and in the few hours that I've used it non-stop it hasn't caused any problems . I consider this to have been an excellent purchase and well worth the £25 price tag .

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt to Ethernet Adaptor solved Roku and Apple TV ethernet access

    • Written by from San Jose

    Ok, this is not what most people buy the Apple Gigabit Ethernet Adaptor for, but if you travel with an Apple TV or Roku video streaming device and want to use it on the road this adapter along with your Mac solved my WiFi internet access issue.

    Apple TV and Roku don't have web browsers, so when you try to connect to the internet and need to click an ok or agree button to access the network these devices fail to login (all they can do is network name and password).

    If you use your MacBook to connect to WiFi and go to sharing in System Preferences you can choose to share your Ethernet over Thunderbolt. You can then plug in this adapter along with the Cat5e/6 ethernet cable to your Apple TV or Roku player and viola you can now use your device on any WiFi network that your Mac can log into, that your Apple TV or Roku couldn't. It is a great travel solution and a must carry adapter in my travel bag. Thank you Apple!

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Drexel Hill

    Very good

    2 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by from Newcastle

    This works perfectly for me on mac, and on windows 7 via bootcamp. It provides full gigabit ethernet speeds, where as a usb adapter cannot.

    For everyone complaining, no one is forcing you to buy a retina MBP, Apple stills sells laptops with ethernet ports. If you haven't noticed, the retina models are simply too thin to fit an ethernet port. Buy the model that fits your needs.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works.

    • Written by from Seattle

    Used with Macbook Air (2012). Does everything as advertised.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One Word-PERFECT!

    • Written by from Smithton

    Im not one to write reviews-but I think this product deserved one! I received it in the mail and was firstly taken back by its size! its so tiny! it suits my MacBookPro Retina perfect ally! the speeds achieved with this are amazing! I speed tested it with speedtest.net and compared with my my Lenovo R400 laptop both with gigabit connection over a Fibre NBN internet connection and the Mac was a full 20Mbps faster than the windows PC! But that was not really that surprising! :P One little feature I would love is hotplug compatibility in windows! I think all that would require is a driver tweak!
    All round great product! I would recommend for anyone who has recently acquired a MacBookPro Retina and needs a gigabit ethernet port!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent! Allows for two ethernet ports on a Mac Mini running Mac OS X!

    • Written by from Marysville

    I needed to set up my Mac Mini as a file server, connecting to an iSCSI RAID drive made by Drobo (a DroboPro to be precise). To do so, I needed to add another ethernet port to my Mini, so that I could have one port for connecting the Drobo, and one for talking to the network. To address this issue, I looked in to the Thunderbolt Ethernet adaptor from Apple. Unfortunately, no information that I could find would confirm that these adaptors would work with anything other than MacBook Airs. As such, I decided to take a chance, try it out on my Mini, and if it worked great, if not, I would return it.

    I purchased it and waited for it to arrive. Once it arrived, I immediately plugged it in to the Mini. Unfortunately, nothing changed in the Network Interface list in Network System Preferences...Darn - maybe it isn't supported....I thought. It also seemed very loose when plugged in to the port, much looser than a mini-display port adaptor. That seemed strange due to the fact that they were the same size plug.

    For the longest time, I couldn't realize why the Mac Mini would not recognize the presence of the adapter, while when used on my MacBook Pro it was recognized perfectly. Eventually, I placed a light back in the networking closet and realized that the adaptor wasn't pushed in all the way! Once I pushed in the adaptor all the way, it worked perfectly on my Mac Mini running Mac OS X 10.8. It was recognized instantly and the thunderbolt ethernet port automatically appeared in the network system preferences.

    I now have a connection to the Drobo RAID array that is at least 3x faster than before. This is a great little adaptor for use in Mac Mini computers running OS X.

    Highly Recommended, just make sure to push it in all the way, with a little more force than you might think is needed.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    From Leatherneck Afghanistan

    • Written by from Katy

    I just purchased the Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter and it works great with my MBA - plug and play. Money well invested.

    Thanks

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Speeds

    • Written by from South Jordan

    At first I was hesitant based on the reviews but now that I've been using it for a month I couldn't be more happy. Backing up my 13"MBPr to a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device are so incredible fast compared to wifi. I do have a gigabit network setup. Moving large files or completed back-ups that used to take hours are now less than an hour.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Write Relevant Reviews

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    To everyone complaining about this not working in Windows... That's obvious. Apple builds its hardware to work with its own OS not windows. If you want to use accessories with Windows than make sure they are compatible with windows.

    17 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Macbook Pro Retina

    • Written by from Singapore

    It was instantly recognized as it was plugged in.
    The speed it gave was very fast and it is portable to carry.

    But if you have thunderbolt display you might not need this except under mobile environment.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Tampa

    Got it because the wifi in my dorm was unbearable and now my internet is super fast.

    32 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    First Time Mac User

    • Written by from Bittern

    As a mobile technician I needed to buy one of these adapters to cater for one of our sites that does not have a wireless access point. As a first time Mac user, I forgot that the new Macbook Pro doesn't have an RJ-45 port in my excitement when buying the unit. The adapter works perfectly and I couldn't be happier.

    I visited several major retail chains looking for this adapter and eventually gave up - it's normally a special order item and the big department stores do not seem to stock it. I ordered the adapter via the apple store app on my phone, midday on a Monday, and it arrived midday on a Tuesday from Sydney to Melbourne. Great product and mind bogglingly quick interstate delivery.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great (adds the port that should have been there)

    • Written by from Laguna Niguel

    I used with a MacBook Pro (Retina).

    I connected with a Cat 6 cable directly to a Mac Pro (2008) ethernet port. Using the Finder, can transfer files at about 100 MB/s (as seen in Activity Monitor during the transfer). This is way faster than the 7 MB/s I get when doing the same thing over the Airport Extreme network (WiFi 802.11n).

    Pros: works great. Way faster than WiFi. Adds a port I think should have been there (yes, even in 2012).
    Cons: Uses up a Thunderbolt port (no daisy-chaining this puppy). Is an additional thing to carry around.

    30 of 32 people found this useful