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jerryk

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Nov 3, 2011
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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?
 

jerryk

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Nov 3, 2011
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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.
 

chrfr

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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.
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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