Ethernet Adapter for Mac + Windows (Bootcamp)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Void5150, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. Void5150 macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I just bought the Apple Thunderbolt ethernet adapter for my MacBook Pro. For this, it seems suitable.

    I've heard of issues with using it in Bootcamp, however.

    Should I also get a USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter for the Windows side of my MacBook Pro (Bootcamp)? It comes with Windows drivers. Here is the link: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...cm_re=ethernet_adapter-_-17-659-005-_-Product

    I'd like to save money, if possible.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    USB 3 ethernet adapters have osx drivers that you can download...

    No need to have two separate adapters plugged in
     
  3. Void5150 thread starter macrumors member

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    So I guess I should return the Apple adapter?

    What do you recommend for a USB 3? The one I linked to?

    Thanks.
     
  4. itegypt macrumors 6502

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  5. cbecklund macrumors newbie

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    Apple thunderbolt to thereat adapter works just fine under bootcamp.
     
  6. goMac macrumors 603

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    I know people using it with no problems under Boot Camp.

    FWIW, I'd trust a Thunderbolt adaptor more than a USB one.
     
  7. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    thunderbolt ethernet adapter should work, but i'm not sure if bootcamp supports hotswapping with thunderbolt. That means, i'm not sure if you can remove it and then plug it in again, or if you have to boot with the adapter installed.
     
  8. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    I have no experience with the Thunderbolt GigE adapter, so I can neither confirm nor deny whatever rumors about that adapter that you've heard, but I can tell you that if you aren't set on GigE but just want something that can work reliably in either OS X or Windows, you can buy Apple's 100Meg USB Ethernet adapter, the one they originally introduced to be used with the Air. It's not gigabit, and it's not USB 3, but it works perfectly fine on an rMBP, and the Boot Camp driver pack has drivers included.

    -- Nathan
     
  9. Anitramane macrumors 6502

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    Wow, that sounds so 20 years ago…
     
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