Daisy Chaining Question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Brandino147, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Brandino147 macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2011
    My boss has asked me to find him all the necessary components to use his 2012 MacBook air with a new Thunderbolt Display as well as an external keyboard, mouse, and ethernet. Here is what I am thinking, will this work?

    • Connect MacBook Air Thunderbolt port to Thunderbolt port on the 27" Display
    • Connect keyboard and mouse via Bluetooth to MacBook Air
    • Connect Ethernet to port on 27" Display

    Only thing I'm not too sure about is that last part, does the MacBook receive ethernet connectivity through the monitor?

  2. 537635 macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2009

    There is also a thunderbolt->ethernet adapter avaliable.
  3. Brandino147 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2011
    But being as how there is only 1 thunderbolt port on the Display and the MacBook Air that wouldn't work right?
  4. willcapellaro macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2011
    Yes, the TB display has an ethernet port.
  5. 537635 macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2009
    No :). It only omits the need for a display, if you only need the ethernet and not the screen size.

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