Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
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
- OS X v10.7.4 or later
- Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computer
Ratings & Reviews
Works great! (But don't buy it for MBA!!!)
Why? This is nothing wrong with the product at all and it works great! The problem is... if you are using Macbook Air and you ne Why? This is nothing wrong with the product at all and it works great! The problem is... if you are using Macbook Air and you need to connect to extra monitor with thunderbolt you are out of luck. Either have this or the thunderbolt to DVI/HDMI adpter. I never thought of this until I bought it went home and had the "Ahhhh moment". Get the USB version instead. If you never care about extra monitor ever at all or you don't need to do presentation on bigger screens then sure go ahead. …
- Written by Bono Kin Bong F from Vancouver
128 of 170 people found this useful
Try checking for a Thunderbolt update if it doesn't work
When I first plugged the Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter into my Macbook Air nothing showed up in the Network Preferences. Tried r 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. …
- Written by Barry D from CARDIFF
73 of 86 people found this useful
Excellent addition to my Mid-2011 MacBook Air 13'' i5 4GB-RAM 128GB.
I did install the Thunderbolt update from Software Update be 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. …
- Written by Norman L from Manchester
61 of 71 people found this useful
works fine but it's a shame you need one
The adapter works fine connected to my macbook pro with retina display, and my macbook air, in that it allows you to plug your eth The adapter works fine connected to my macbook pro with retina display, and my macbook air, in that it allows you to plug your ethernet cable into the computer.
It's a shame however that the thunderbolt plug and socket are not nearly as sturdy as ethernet, and come out far too easily, which is very frustrating.
But the real issue is that the computer doesn't come with an ethernet port. I can understand in the case of the macbook air that they are all about thinness, and ethernet is fractionally thicker than thunderbolt. But a MacBook Pro should not be without ethernet. Professionals using these machines rely on ethernet all the time for transferring large amounts of data. The photography, film and music industries all use ethernet to transfer data to and from computers and servers. And carrying around a flimsy adapter that falls out of it's socket with a gentle nudge just isn't a viable option. But until Apple changes their "pro" design, I guess we're stuck with these silly, flimsy and overpriced things. …
- Written by Oliver G from Blandford Forum
Does the job
Good product that does what it says. However, I have to knock a star because it does significantly reduce battery life. Prior to u 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. …
- Written by Kalen S from Hitchin
3 of 3 people found this useful
Gives a good boost to my internet speed :)
Living in an area with a reasonably slow broadband speed, I decided to give my internet speed a bit of a boost, so I went and boug Living in an area with a reasonably slow broadband speed, I decided to give my internet speed a bit of a boost, so I went and bought this adapter to join the other 6 adapters connecting to my MacBook Pro (Late 2013). Before I bought this, I got about 6 mbps, now I get around 7 mbps (both measurements with only one device connected to the router). It works fine with Parallels 9 running Windows 8.1, in case you were wondering. Just a tip before you buy- to make it actually work you need to turn your WiFi off via the bar on the top so your mac looks for the next available connection. I only bought this earlier (at time of post) but it works perfectly so far. I hope this helps :) …
- Written by Adam C from Bracknell
2 of 4 people found this useful