Ethernet Display Port adapter gets hot

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jerryk, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    Hi,

    I just got a mini-display port to Ethernet adapter and it runs hot. My guess around 120+ degrees. Is this normal?
     
  2. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    I have the Apple USB to ethernet adaptor and it`s the same, heating up under use, given yours is the Thunderbolt version with far greater throughput it wouldn't surprise if it runs hot.

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  3. jerryk thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks.

    How is the performance with you USB - Ethernet adapter? Since I like to run dual external monitors using one display port for ethernet is not ideal. Using one of the USB 3 ports would be better, as long as the performance was OK.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The Apple USB-Ethernet adapter is only 100Mbps, while the Thunderbolt-Ethernet adapter is 1000Mbps. The Thunderbolt adapter is significantly faster. There are USB 3.0 to gigabit Ethernet adapters which will work with a Mac, though, as long as your computer supports USB 3.0.
     

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