Ethernet Connection To 2016 Macbook Pro

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  1. maccer9 macrumors newbie

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    Admittedly, in an ideal environment, everything would be high bandwidth wireless, but in my situation even the new wireless ac protocol isn't as fast as a wired ethernet connection - not to mention times when I'm required to use wired ethernet.

    How can ethernet be used on the new macbook? Will USB C to ethernet support a high speed cable modem bandwidth and charge at the same time?

    Thanks for the advice.
     
  2. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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  3. iizmoo macrumors 6502

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    You can get something like this.

    https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Ethern...qid=1479077401&sr=8-2&keywords=usb-c+ethernet

    Seem like you have a very very poor Wifi setup, not the fault of 802.11ac, might need more access points. 802.11ac run over a higher frequency and can't punch through walls and other interferences as easily as 2.4Ghz. When I'm in bed 12 feet from the antenna, I get 867Mbps, when I'm in the living room, it drop down to about 150Mbps. How you set up your environment matter, but 802.11ac can go up to 2000Mbps, so certainly there are a lot of conditions where it can be faster than Gigabit Ethernet. Provided of course that the rest of your network can support any transfer rate beyond Gigabit Ethernet.
     
  4. therealseebs macrumors 65816

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    The spec could in theory get faster than gigabit, but not the 2016 MBP, which is only two antenna and caps at ~800Mbps under theoretically ideal circumstances.

    So, there's adapters galore. Your options are "bulky" or "chews up a slot all for itself".
     
  5. Howard2k macrumors 6502a

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    How fast is "high speed cable modem bandwidth" specifically? Which provider and plan are you using?
     
  6. maccer9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. dlbmacfan macrumors regular

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    Belkin also sells a USB C to Gigabit ethernet adapter. I picked one up at the Apple Store for $26.
     
  8. Howard2k macrumors 6502a

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    802.11ac is typically going to be far faster unless you have a really poor deployment.
     
  9. iizmoo macrumors 6502

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    Here's to hoping the TouchBar MBP has a different innard :D
     

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