Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

$29.00

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 101 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

    532 of 603 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

    409 of 465 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

    315 of 365 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works if you can find the Thunderbolt 1.2 update
  • Gets Gigabit speeds, but raises ping.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised, capable of 1000mb up and down. Only problem is it significantly raises ping. Verified that a friends computer 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.

    • Written by from Metairie

    6 of 6 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Gets Gigabit speeds, but raises ping.
  • Recommended

    5.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by from Dunedin

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Recommended
  • Awesome Adapter for amazing speed!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I think this is an amazing adapter, gives you the speed you want, and takes advantage of your WiFi capabilities on your Mac, love 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!!

    • Written by from Tustin

    3 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Awesome Adapter for amazing speed!

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