rMBP ethernet via usb or thunderbolt

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jangozo, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. jangozo macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I want to be able to use ethernet cables on my rMBP but as we all know I need an adapter. I saw that ethernet to usb adapters are very cheap on ebay (4 USD) compared to ethernet to thunderbolt adapters which are 38 USD. My question is what is the catch? Am I going to get any problems with ethernet to usb adapters?

    What are you experiences with this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. ssmed macrumors 6502

    ssmed

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    Both of the Apple adaptors work, I have no experience of third party versions. There is marked difference in speed between the two (c 10 X), but no problems in my experience.
     
  3. lightz39 macrumors regular

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    I am assuming you are using the ethernet for highest speeds possible. Thus your best bet is Thunderbolt.
     

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