Ethernet adapter?

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  1. MRrainer macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    occasionally, I'm in need for an ethernet port on my 2016 rMB.
    Apple has one from Belkin, however, I read a review on another site and it said it was basically garbage.
    I'm not even sure it was the same adapter (color of the adapter: Apple site=white, other site=black).
    But while $work will pay for it, I don't want to have the hassle of having to return it etc.pp.

    I'd like to hear from people who have an adapter that works (or that doesn't work, so I can cross it off my list).
     
  2. boltjames macrumors 68040

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    [​IMG]

    I swear by this Asus ethernet to USB adapter which also doubles as a personal Wi-Fi router.

    BJ
     
  3. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    Get the 10/100 USB-A to Ethernet from Apple. Works great, 100% of the time.
     
  4. MRrainer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I would prefer Gbit Ethernet, THB. Not because from a bandwidth point (10Mbit would probably be enough) but due to the fact that some gear can't do Fast-Ethernet (only Gbit-Ethernet) and that might become the norm in a few years.

    What's the name of that Asus adapter?
    While a picture says more than a thousand words, a picture without a name or an SKU isn't really worth much ;)
     
  5. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    The way I figure, you can have 100Mbps that works 100% of the time you plug it in, or 1000Mbps that works "some" of the time.

    What piece of gear doesn't worth through a 100Mbps adapter?
     
  6. MRrainer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    IBM blades we have, for example.
    They only do 1000BaseT FD.

    Also, with the new 10G stuff, I'm not sure those switches do 100M on the 10G ports.

    I admit this is no solution for IB (Infiniband), but I'll leave that at the side for the moment.
     
  7. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    You're gonna hook up IBM blades or other enterprise-grade gear/switches/routers directly to a MacBook?
     
  8. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Kanex make a USB-c to 10/100/1000 Ethernet adaptor. You can get it on amazon
     
  9. MRrainer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not if I can avoid it.
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    SKU is KU3CGBT, for reference.
    Will have to see how long it takes the various outfits here that claim to be able to sell it to actually deliver it.
     
  10. asoksevil macrumors 6502

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    I'm using apples usb A Ethernet adapter with no problem on my m7. No drivers problem and everything working really well.
     
  11. poobah macrumors member

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    I have yet to see a 10Gb switch that works correctly with 100Mbit clients. I've had to use 1Gbit switches as intermediaries. Biggest offenders are raspberry pi's and anything with embedded Rabbit ethernet
     
  12. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    If you're trying to connect a MacBook directly to a 10Gb switch, you're probably doing it wrong :)
     
  13. poobah macrumors member

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    Plenty of 10Gb copper/cat6 switches out there, but they don't like 100Mb clients
     
  14. ipodlover77 macrumors 65816

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    What is the verdict? Is the Belkin ethernet adapter the best option?
     
  15. MRrainer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think my co-worker hasn't ordered yet. But I sent him the link to the Kanex adapter.
    Thanks a lot so far.
     
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