Link aggregation with Thunderbolt->Ethernet adapter?

Cecco

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Jun 11, 2008
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What's the result of your testing? Does it support link aggregation with the internal ethernet port?
 

radiogoober

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Original poster
Jun 7, 2011
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What's the result of your testing? Does it support link aggregation with the internal ethernet port?
Yes, it does. It works fantastically. It took like three clicks in system preferences and a little configuration on my switch and it was good to go.

It works fine through reboots, but if I power off and on I have to reconfigure one setting in my switch. But besides that, I am completely pleased.
 

Cecco

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Jun 11, 2008
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Good news after the long wait. :)
A pity, Apple didn't supply the adapter with a second Thunderbolt port for daisy-chaining more than one adapter. So for anything faster than 2 Gbit ethernet we have to wait again for the appearance of a Thunderbolt hub at least for all Macs with a single Thunderbolt port. :-/
 

Mr-Stabby

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Sep 1, 2004
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Does anybody know if it supports Jumbo Frames? I imagine there would be an uproar from some creative professionals if it didn't. Me being one of them :)
 

awaddon

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Dec 11, 2012
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Hi, which switch are you using?, thanks

Yes, it does. It works fantastically. It took like three clicks in system preferences and a little configuration on my switch and it was good to go.

It works fine through reboots, but if I power off and on I have to reconfigure one setting in my switch. But besides that, I am completely pleased.
 

Cecco

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Jun 11, 2008
104
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Hi, which switch are you using?, thanks
Well you didn't ask me but I use either Netgear GS748TP or GS108T-200 and they work both after the initial configuration.

An I don't have to reconfigure anything after a reboot.

Pete
 

freejazz-man

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May 12, 2010
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you should be able to save the LAG in a switch configuration so that it wont need switch configuration after a reboot.
 

mvmanolov

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Aug 27, 2013
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Yes, it does. It works fantastically. It took like three clicks in system preferences and a little configuration on my switch and it was good to go.

It works fine through reboots, but if I power off and on I have to reconfigure one setting in my switch. But besides that, I am completely pleased.
Could you please post what system prefs you modified. Thanks.
 

DominusExult

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Sep 2, 2014
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Thanks to the OP, I just registered to ask whether it was possible to combine the internal ethernet with a Thunderbolt/Ethernet adapter. Gave it one last chance to turn up in a search and seems I used the correct search keywords and found this.

So thanks for answering my question I never got to ask.
Now I only need to decide what to use, a dock or the single Thunderbolt/Ethernet adapter...
 

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