• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its easy. It works. Nothing to complain about

    • Written by from San Jose

    I just got a MacBook Pro and found out that it didn't have an ethernet port, so bad on the MacBook. However this review is for the Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter and the adapter works great. I plug the ethernet cable to the adapter and the adapter to the MacBook and thats it. Took less than 10 seconds and it works. Just needed to switch the internet source from wifi to ethernet.

    6 of 7 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Crashes my laptop

    • Written by from Princeton

    I have to be careful when and into which Thunderbolt port I plug this into or it will cause a kernel panic on my mid-2012 MBPR. I assume this is caused by a bad driver or firmware. I've gotten it down to happening every other week or so. Other than that, it works great! =/

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt adapter feels loose but worked well for my needs.

    • Written by from Sun Valley

    For those experiencing difficulty in removing an ethernet cable from the device, it's actually very easy if you continue to push down on the release lever such that the whole connector rotates downward in the socket just a little bit -- enough to easily release it from the adapter's grasp. If you just try to push the lever only, it will remain firmly lodged in the adapter and be very difficult to remove. You'll feel an extra little click as it releases itself when you push down on the ethernet connector itself before attempting to remove it.

    Others have questioned whether it works with the migration assistant and yes, it worked just fine for that too (I went from a much older Macbook running 10.6 to a new 2012 Retina Macbook Pro running 10.8.4). No drivers needed to be downloaded on my rMBP.

    And while it did feel a little warm, it did not seem unusually warm to the touch.

    Finally, I wish the Thunderbolt part of the adapter felt more secure when attached to the Mac, but in my use it never came out. It just feels weird to have a connector that doesn't snap into place with a reassuring click. And because it is by nature a smaller plug, it just doesn't feel as solid when being wedged into its socket on the Mac. Sure other connectors like Firewire and USB get away without having a click, but they are bigger connectors and don't seem to suffer the fragile feeling associated with this particular Thunderbolt connector. But as I said, for my needs it worked fine.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook air 2011

    • Written by from basingstoke

    Initially I couldn't get this to work as even though it was showing as connected in the system report and I could see the port on my network switch was up OSX was not seeing the adapter as a network interface.

    In the end I fixed it by downloading Thunderbolt update 1.21 from the apple site (software update claimed no updates available)

    I would have posted the link but it seems the review system won't actually let me.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    • Written by from Hitchin

    Good product that does what it says. However, I have to knock a star because it does significantly reduce battery life. Prior to using this, I could use my macbook air all day with about 40% power left, when using this, my batter was flat just before the end of the day, so it uses like 70% more power. I am having to use this sparingly to conserve power.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy set-up

    • Written by from OSWEGO

    Just plug in the ethernet cable into this adapter and the adapter into the thunderbolt port and you are done!
    The Mac Book Pro Retina laptop just silently added it in the background. I went into my system to check to be sure it added it and it was there.
    No pop-up and easy to use.
    I am very satisfied as I always am with Apple products and service.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

    • Written by from Oehningen

    I had always problems with wifi when abroad in Hotels etc.. This Adapter solved my problem just perfectly. MBP 13" late 2013.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tried another brand without success

    • Written by from Bothaville

    Have MacBA, I needed connectivity to wire. Bought a Tr***Net USB adapter (the original Apple thingy was not available). After a small battle (because the MacBA has no CD/DVD drive), I got the TrendNet thing working.... for 3 days.
    Bought the original Apple adapter that you connect ...... and it just WORKS, and WORKS and....... still works.
    No hassels :-)

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets Gigabit speeds, but raises ping.

    • Written by from Metairie

    Works as advertised, capable of 1000mb up and down. Only problem is it significantly raises ping. Verified that a friends computer on the same cat6 cable can get 6 ping, yet mine is much higher at 28. While still pretty good, losing 22 ping is pretty significant.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Adapter for amazing speed!

    • Written by from Tustin

    I think this is an amazing adapter, gives you the speed you want, and takes advantage of your WiFi capabilities on your Mac, love it. PS, it also bends to be at the right angle for the cable!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for 10mins

    • Written by from AUCKLAND

    Unfortunately, when using this adapter on a 2013 Retina MBP, I get about 10mins of use before the connection drops - this happens no matter the location: at home, at work or traveling using hotel internet.

    There seem to be a small number of people experiencing similar issues. The USB 3 to Ethernet adapter does not exhibit this behaviour and works flawlessly - bummer!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Highbury

    I was sceptical about this product because of the bad reviews and therefore seriously thought about the which MBP to get but figured that if there was less than 100 bad reviews out of the 1000's sold it can't be all that bad and I took the gamble. I don't know why the other are having trouble but I haven't got one complaint, it works great.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works okay but has a problem

    • Written by from bayside

    The Thunderbolt works okay but entry is on right side. When you plug in this long, rather stiff adapter in the machine, it blocks the mouse, if you are right-handed. Will buy a much less expensive USB adapter after I return this one. Have to use the USB (only the 2 on Air) port, or, l use an extender. Adapters need to be a lot smaller, or put in more ports..

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    1000BaseT on Retina MBP

    • Written by from San Jose

    -plug-n-play
    -full 1000BaseT speed
    -no USB overhead
    -easy setup of static IP (as long as you know where to find the TB-Enet adapter's MAC address: SysPrefs/network/select TB-Enet/click "advanced" button/click "hardware" tab/copy MAC address and give that MAC address to your IT department so they can assign a static IP address to your TB-Enet adapter's MAC address)

    Other notes:
    -make sure all your computer's firmware is up-to-date: SMC, EFI, and Thunderbolt

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic (Using with Parallels)

    • Written by from Leeds

    Great product.

    Instantly was able to use this in Parallels in a Windows 7 VM over the Bridge setting.

    No configuration or drivers in Windows on the VM at all.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but...

    • Written by from Riverton

    This works just fine, but it was nearly impossible for me to pull my ethernet cable out of it when I wanted to switch up computers. I know that it wants to grab it so that there are no accidental un-plugs, but it was seriously difficult to remove the ethernet cable from the adapter. Please consider an easier release mechanism or something, because it's not the ethernet cable's problem (I tried both sides on other ethernet ports.)

    2 of 2 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Recommended

    • Written by from Dunedin

    Put this to use upon its arrival, and installed my OS without a hitch. No complaints

    1 of 1 people found this useful