Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

$29.00

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 111 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

    610 of 688 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

    439 of 499 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

    346 of 399 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works if you can find the Thunderbolt 1.2 update
  • Worked first time, works every time.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought the adapter when I bought my new Mac in late 2014. It is needed as my home is hard wired. It worked the first time I used I bought the adapter when I bought my new Mac in late 2014. It is needed as my home is hard wired. It worked the first time I used it and every time since. An excellent product!

    • Written by from Thornhill
    Was this useful? Worked first time, works every time.
  • works but gets hot

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    is working fine but gets hot. Hope it lasts and not blow up or cause the mbp to whirring it's fans.

    • Written by from portland
    Was this useful? works but gets hot
  • Works Great!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Initially I was worried due to the other people's reviews. I bought it, and turned out it has worked well. No crashes, or errors l Initially I was worried due to the other people's reviews. I bought it, and turned out it has worked well. No crashes, or errors like others reported.
    It just works on my MBA 2014.

    • Written by from GOLETA
    Was this useful? Works Great!

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