Thunderbolt to Ethernet Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by drober30, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. drober30 macrumors 6502a

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    My workplace does not have WiFi right now so I must cable up my Macbook Pro.

    I'm using the thunderbolt to Ethernet on my Retina Mackbook pro but when I unplug my Ethernet cable in my office and relocate to the conference room and plug in another Ethernet cable, the connection is never recognized. I must reboot before it will work.

    Is anybody familiar with this issue?
     
  2. uhslax24 macrumors 6502

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    I haven't had any problems!
     
  3. drober30 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, thats important to know. Before I drive myself crazy troubelshooting, I always check in to see if its a known issue.
     
  4. bax2003 macrumors 6502a

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    I adore that kind of answers: "I haven't had any problems!".
    Very helpful.

    I had ecxatly the same problem with MacBook Pro 13" mid2010 2.4GHz, and problem persisted through 10.6 and 10.7. Then I switched to same but faster MBP, 2.66, and I never had same problem again. Point is that is either firmware of hardware issue. That is my conclusion from what I experienced.
     
  5. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    So you don't like a user's positive comment, but your experiences with a non-thunderbolt computer are somehow relevant to the thunderbolt issue here?
     
  6. dyn macrumors 68030

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    When relocating, do you keep the TB-GbE adapter plugged in (thus really only removing the ethernet cable and not the adapter as well)?

    Not recognising the connection is something that needs some further explaining: do you mean you get no ip settings (only something like 169.254.x.x) or do you mean the network card isn't recognised any more?
     
  7. uhslax24 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for sharing. Boy -- so much more helpful than my comment!
     
  8. nonameguy macrumors newbie

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    I have the identical problem... with the same HW. Was there a solution to the problem?
     

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