Thunderbolt to Ethernet Problem

drober30

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Jul 5, 2007
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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?
 

uhslax24

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Jul 21, 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
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?
I haven't had any problems!
 

bax2003

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Dec 25, 2011
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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.
 

brentsg

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Oct 15, 2008
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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.
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?
 

dyn

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Aug 8, 2009
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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?
 

uhslax24

macrumors 6502
Jul 21, 2012
348
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
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.
Thanks for sharing. Boy -- so much more helpful than my comment!