Thunderbolt to Gigabit

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by pezza832, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. pezza832 macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2016
    Hi there

    I know there's been bits of discussion previously on here about this subject but I'd just like to make things clear in my own mind...

    I'm based in the UK and have seriously slow internet connection at home - something like 1mbs uploading speed, I use TalkTalk broadband. I now work from home editing wedding films. Once I have exported a film I need to upload it on to a website, the films can be up to about 5gb, this takes over 30 hours to upload!!

    Now, if I plug my ethernet to the Thunderbolt port via the connector will this increase the speed, even if its enough to halve the uploading time, or even take off a few hours?

    Any help would be appreciated!

    All the best!
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Unfortunately not. Ethernet will always be a more reliable/stable connection than Wi-Fi, but you won't see any positive difference on your connection. TalkTalk are an absolutely appalling ISP and their upload speeds are worse than useless.

    I'd get rid of them ASAP and get anything else. Literally anything else. BT, Virgin, Sky... See if you can get fibre.

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  3. pezza832 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2016
    Very helpful, thank you - you've saved me £25!

    Yeah, thankfully our contract is up with talk talk in November but I just don't want to have to wait that long. Virgin has brilliant download speed but not as good upload - BT might be the way to go.

    Great help, thank you!


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