Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet (?)

alex.marton

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Jul 6, 2015
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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
 

HenryAZ

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Jan 9, 2010
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South Congress AZ
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
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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