• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works very well. No problems.

    • Written by from tampa

    Update the thunderbolt firmware to latest. That's it works very well.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Insane fast

    • Written by from Bronx

    Thunderbolt has been around for so long, and only now are some accessories available. I own the 2011 13" Air, and I have been waiting for this for a long time. Finally I can free up the slow USB port, and use the insane fast Thunderbolt IO for gig ethernet.

    I downloaded the new update and applied it. Fast reboot and we were up and running.

    Crazy fast. Copying files from my NAS to my laptop, i saw transfer speeds of up to 100MB/sec. I use this mainly for work events, where we move large files a lot.

    The adapter does run a bit warm, but I guess that is normal. If you need to plug into wired gig networks, then you MUST have this.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    nice produckt

    • Written by from kværndrup

    hej all

    remember to install thunderbolt update 1.2.1 manuelt, too apple send it out in software update

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Try checking for a Thunderbolt update if it doesn't work

    • Written by from CARDIFF

    When I first plugged the Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter into my Macbook Air nothing showed up in the Network Preferences. Tried rebooting, etc. but nothing.

    Luckily I had a wireless connection available so tried Software Update and lo and behold there was a Thunderbolt Update available. Installed that and rebooted and the adapter worked perfectly.

    84 of 99 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing speeds!

    • Written by from Champaign

    What can I say speedtest.net shows 90mbs download where over wifi before i was getting 40mbs.
    Awesome product!

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple lacks when it comes to updates...

    • Written by from Gastonia

    I purchased the adapter for my MacBook Air the day it was debut. Held off for the first update due to the issues claimed. I use my Air for I.T. purposes daily and thankfully the USB 10/100 adapter I purchased still allows me to troubleshoot LAN based networks. The known fact "buying the first/new is not always best" should have made me pause during my purchase but when converting everything to Mac and going with an Air, having gigabit ethernet was the last piece of the puzzle I needed. It's been a huge curve dropping all things M$ and going Mac to maintain corporate environment domains, and though most all of the many locations have wifi installed that does not help in configuring networks when the router/firewall goes on the fritz. Get it together engineers and post the updated fix!!!

    25 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working!

    • Written by from Zurich

    not recognized on a MBA 13" 2011 model

    19 of 27 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by from NORWOOD

    Works great! I had updated my software before I plugged in this cable. Nothing to set up, nothing to adjust. It just works. Thanks Apple for making life easy.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does NOT work with 2011 MacBook Air

    • Written by from Tampa

    I plug this into my 2011 MacBook Air and nothing happens. It is not recognized as an adapter, and there are no updates available that would address this. Unfortunately I am going to have to return this.

    23 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    FINALLY!

    • Written by from TUCSON

    I have a MacBook Air and have been waiting for a proper Gigabit Ethernet adapter using thunderbolt port (thunderbolt display aside). My wish has been granted.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Macbook Air 2011

    • Written by from Calgary

    This Gigabit Ethernet Adapter works with Macbook Air 2011, as long as you have Thunderbolt update 1.2 installed. This update, from what I've heard, caused problems to non-Thunderbolt Macs, but it was perfectly fine on my Macbook Air.

    With this you will get much better throughput and lower latency than any wifi connection or usb ethernet adapters.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great on my MacBook Air

    • Written by from Knoxville

    I purchased this for occasional use with my Mid 2011 MacBook Air (running 10.7.4). It worked right away without any problems or further configuration. Just what I needed, and at a decent price!

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine on 2011 13" i7 MBA

    • Written by from East Preston

    Just plug in and off you go, however if you have not kept the software on your mac updated, you will need to update the Thunderbolt driver for it to work.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Manchester

    Excellent addition to my Mid-2011 MacBook Air 13'' i5 4GB-RAM 128GB.
    I did install the Thunderbolt update from Software Update before first using this adapter, but all works fine, great product and good use of thunderbolt connectivity, about time such an adapter exists.
    Simply plugged it in to an ethernet cable and it worked instantly. I turned off wifi before first using just as a precautionary measure, to prevent any glitches or hiccups etc. after reading a few negative experiences first using this adapter, but all is fine.
    All we need now is a thunderbolt to thunderbolt x 4 hub or a thunderbolt splitter to take full advantage of the blazing fast speeds offered.

    70 of 83 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't use

    • Written by from Woolooma

    I'm sill waiting for Apple to fix its Thunderbolt Software Update issue so that I can actually use the expensive adapter I bought.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works if you can find the Thunderbolt 1.2 update

    • Written by from Kentfield

    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.

    346 of 399 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Price Great Product

    • Written by from Houston

    Glad they came out with this at such a great price point. I bought two one for my 2011 i7 MacBook Air and another for my 2011 MacMini Server. I used the one on the MacMini Server to create a Link Aggregate for redundancy and throughput. Works great!

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid and fast.

    • Written by from North York

    Used on a MacBook Air mid 2011 (11"). All updates installed for 10.7.4 and the adapter got an IP address in less than thirty seconds after being plugged in.
    Constant network traffic for at least 7 hours straight and it never faltered.
    This adapter is not leaving my computer bag.
    All you need is to have your MacBook software up to date.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple - it just works... NOT

    • Written by from HELENSVALE

    Picked one up today from my local Apple Store... nothing; doesn't work.

    The adaptor shows up in System Information, but just sits there inert:

    ___________________________________

    Vendor Name: Apple, Inc.
    Device Name: MacBook Air
    UID: 0x0001000C1C2DC7C0
    Firmware Version: 8.1
    Port:
    Status: Connected
    Link Status: 2
    Port Micro Firmware Version: 2.1.0

    Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

    Vendor Name: Apple, Inc.
    Device Name: Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
    Vendor ID: 0x1
    Device ID: 0x8003
    Device Revision: 0x1
    UID: 0x0001000200362E20
    Route String: 1
    Firmware Version: 5.5
    Port:
    Status: Connected
    Link Status: 2
    Port Micro Firmware Version: 0.0.8
    ____________________________________

    40 of 59 people found this useful