Is there any equivalent to "usb safe remove" for ethernet?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Good User, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. Good User macrumors member

    Good User

    Jul 23, 2014
    Does it harm a macbook or "thunderbolt to gigabit ethernet adapter" to disconnect the adapter while system is using the internet? I didn't find anything.
  2. chostwales macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    You shouldn't worry about disconnecting an ethernet cable, no more than you should worry about unplugging your power pack. The reason why you need to be careful with storage devices is that you can corrupt the headers and data. Where as with ethernet cables your just passing data from point a to point b.
  3. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    There is no issues at all just disconnecting it.

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