Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet (?)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by alex.marton, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. alex.marton macrumors 6502

    alex.marton

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    Hi all,

    I'm thinking of picking up a Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter from Apple. If anyone has one, how well does it work? Is it worth picking one up?

    Thanks, Alex
     
  2. ssmed macrumors 6502

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  3. alex.marton thread starter macrumors 6502

    alex.marton

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    Thanks! :)
     
  4. c8rlo macrumors 6502

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    as ssmed said, they work great...
     
  5. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    It works goods for me when I need it.
     
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    Purchased via amazon -works excellent, though not often used.
     
  8. HenryAZ macrumors 6502

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    There are several brands of USB 3.0 to Gigabit Eithernet adapters out there as well, and they are a bit cheaper than the Apple model, if that matters. They all use the same chipset (ASIX AX88179), and require a driver to be installed, whereas the Apple Thunderbolt device requires no driver. I have a couple of the Plugable ones, and they work equally as well as the Apple product (same transfer speeds). I have the Apple model as well, as there are times it comes in handy. My preference is to use the USB model.
     

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