Thunderbolt Splitter? (Ethernet + External Monitor)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rekhyt, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    Does a Thunderbolt Splitter exist? I only have 1 Thunderbolt port on my MacBook Air 11" but I need an ethernet connection + an external monitor (also through the Thunderbolt port).

    I don't really want to use the USB ethernet connection.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Some Thunderbolt devices have passthough ports so you can daisy chain more devices. I don't think a pure splitter exists or is even possible. So if you had a Thunderbolt display you'd be fine...
     
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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  4. g4cube macrumors 6502a

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    Your easiest and lowest cost solution is the USB Ethernet adapter. You'll be surprised at how well it works.
     
  5. carestudio macrumors 6502

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  6. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Well, the Thunderbolt display has an Ethernet port, and a Thunderbolt passthrough port...
     
  7. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    no, it doesn't exist. the tech is based on daisy-chain.
     

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