Daisychaining dongles

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  1. hakonik macrumors newbie

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    Many of us are now forced to move to USB-C and buy the dongles. But enough wining. Let's keep this thread technical.

    Can we daisychain dongles? For example I have the Apples Ethernet-Thunderbolt, VGA-Thunderbolt, DVI-Thunderbolt adapters and I need such legacy connections on the road in future also. But not often, so buying all new separate dongles seems a waste.

    Would it work for any of my adapters, if I purchased a Thunderbolt-USBC dongle and daisychained them:
    MacbookUSBC--USBC2TB--TB2VGA--VGAcable---ProjectorVGA.
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    It should work. I'd try to test it before relying on it for anything important though.
     
  3. teidon macrumors 6502

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    You could also just buy one USB-C dongle that has DVI, VGA, HDMI, etc ports. Costs maybe about 30 units of money?
     
  4. BorderingOn macrumors 6502

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    You can combine a dongle and an appropriate adapter but I don't think you can combine dongles, which implies an active device.
     
  5. hakonik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats true. It's not about the money. I'm now just trying to first gather the info of what requirements and options I have, since there are no solutions on the market that meets all requirements. Some connections I need always, some often, some rarely never. Some at office, some on the road, some at home. Some I will need for a long time, some will hopefully be forgotten in a couple of years and so on. I need to build an excel sheet for this mess to have it sorted out.
     
  6. radus macrumors 6502

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    thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt 2 --> thunderbolt to Gigabit-Ethernet Concatenation is working
     
  7. hakonik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And following text is copy pasted from here: http://www.apple.com/shop/question/...thernet-vga-dvi/QAYTX2XHJ2HK4TCUJ?qt=ethernet


    According to HT207266 "About the compatibility of the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter":
    Thunderbolt: yes
    Ethernet: yes
    Firewire: yes
    DisplayPort: no
    HDMI: no
    VGA: no
    DVI: no
    USB: no


    So basically I would just benefit the old ethernet cable, unless I would have need for FireWire or old Thunderbolt devices.
    So USBC-TB2 is of no use in my case.

     
  8. radus macrumors 6502

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    btw. the Belkin USB-C to Gigabit-Ethernet Adapter bought at the Apple Store did not work !
     

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