Question about the Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by serb, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. serb macrumors newbie

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    Does the adapter work using any wired connection, as in the connection doesn't have to "Thunderbolt" ready? What I mean is, can I plug into my Air/Pro and than my modem at home and at school and it'll just work? or does it have to be Thunderbolt compatible or something similar?
     
  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    It should work with any device that's Ethernet compatible, doesn't have to be Thunderbolt ready or anything like that. When it's plugged into a Thunderbolt ready computer it should behave exactly the same as if it was an Ethernet port built into the computer.
     
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    no as long as the cable you're using corresponds to the 802.3 (wired) IEEE standard then you're good.

    Basically there's no such thing as a thunderbolt compatible ethernet connection so if it works on your other computers then it'll probably work on this one as well.
     
  4. serb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you both, and just to make sure, the one apple sells definitely corresponds to the 802.3 IEEE standard, correct?
     
  5. jimmyz80 macrumors member

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    To make life easier, just ask for a Cat5e or Cat6 Ethernet cable. Most people would look at you funny if you ask for an 802.3 cable. I work for Cisco and I'd look at you funny. :)
     

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