Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

$29.00

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 118 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

    659 of 753 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

    468 of 539 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

    371 of 435 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works if you can find the Thunderbolt 1.2 update
  • Worth the money - works with MBP Retina

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I purchased this cable to connect my NAS drive directly to my MBP Retina. It works seamlessly and is definitely worth the money as I purchased this cable to connect my NAS drive directly to my MBP Retina. It works seamlessly and is definitely worth the money as it takes WAY less time for me to copy or transfer files when I am using this. Instead of waiting 3 hours I wait 15 minutes...

    • Written by from The Woodlands
    Was this useful? Worth the money - works with MBP Retina
  • 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

    12 of 13 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Constantly being replaced.
  • Doesn't work with macbook air

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple broke this functionality in Yosemite and has refused to add it back in subsequent updates. They really should pay us all ba Apple broke this functionality in Yosemite and has refused to add it back in subsequent updates. They really should pay us all back for the $30 wasted on this crud. This is the first Apple component that ever made me consider that I should give up on the company.

    • Written by from Montreal

    34 of 39 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Doesn't work with macbook air

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