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kap09
Jul 8, 2013, 11:34 PM
I'm planning some major updates to our home network that includes my home office. I usually use my new air in clamshell connected to a dell display via displayport. Does anyone have a suggestion on how I might run the monitor and an Ethernet adapter at the same time? I do some heavy file transfers fairly regularly so this would be ideal if possible.

Thanks!



luisito
Jul 8, 2013, 11:40 PM
Sorry.

I didn't read carefully and had recommended a thunderbolt daisy chain.

Anyways, here is a good option: http://store.apple.com/us_smb_78313/product/MC704ZM/A/apple-usb-ethernet-adapter

USB to Ethernet, but that will require 2 ports. The Display and USB. Only solution I could think of.

COrocket
Jul 8, 2013, 11:48 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabit-Ethernet-Network-Indicator-Warranty/dp/B00A0ABQLM/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1373344886&sr=8-8&keywords=usb+to+ethernet

You can do a USB to ethernet and keep the monitor on Displayport. Reviews for this one look good. I'd imagine you would have to use USB 3.0 to gigabit Ethernet to surpass modern wifi. Apple makes their own adapter but it is only USB 2.0 and 100 megabit Ethernet.

iterva
Jul 9, 2013, 06:06 AM
Just for the sake of giving you options, (although more expensive) this (http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F4U055) might be worth considering.
There might be other brands that esentially does the same thing as the Belkin, and perhaps is cheaper...Donīt know for sure, but surely Google does ;)

kap09
Jul 9, 2013, 11:11 AM
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I had ruled out a USB adapter but hadn't thought about finding a USB3 option. Might give that a shot.

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Just for the sake of giving you options, (although more expensive) this (http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F4U055) might be worth considering.
There might be other brands that esentially does the same thing as the Belkin, and perhaps is cheaper...Donīt know for sure, but surely Google does ;)

I had checked that out when I considered running two displayport displays from the air but just couldn't bring myself to eat the cost. That just got me drooling over it again, haha.

iterva
Jul 9, 2013, 01:18 PM
I had checked that out when I considered running two displayport displays from the air but just couldn't bring myself to eat the cost. That just got me drooling over it again, haha.

See it as a sign :D

scaredpoet
Jul 9, 2013, 01:32 PM
I had checked that out when I considered running two displayport displays from the air but just couldn't bring myself to eat the cost. That just got me drooling over it again, haha.

the Belkin dock is definitely a nice piece of kit, and makes things really easy for me. Instead of plugging in multiple USB, audio and external display plugs when I'm at my desk, I jsut plug in power and a single thunderbolt cable and everything is there. Well worth the cost.

kap09
Jul 11, 2013, 02:52 PM
the Belkin dock is definitely a nice piece of kit, and makes things really easy for me. Instead of plugging in multiple USB, audio and external display plugs when I'm at my desk, I jsut plug in power and a single thunderbolt cable and everything is there. Well worth the cost.

That's adding to the drool factor. I hate the current pile of cables I end up hooking up...