USB-C to 3.0 USB Hub with Pass-Through Charging and Ethernet?

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  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    Seems like a lot to ask in a single adapter.

    Is there one available on Amazon that anyone is using and is happy with?

    Would love to have all these features without losing the charging ability of the Macbook.

    Thank you in advance
     
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    https://www.amazon.com/MINIX-NEO-US...dp/B01ANITHVQ?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

    I don't own a rMB but have used my friend's for a couple of days when I didn't have my laptop with me. He has this hub and it seems to work fine: passthrough charging, Ethernet, 2x USB 3, HDMI and SD-card all in one. Only slight downside is you need to install a driver for Ethernet to work, but once that's done it's fine.

    I obviously can't speak for its reliability, but it seemed very nice when I was using it.
     
  3. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you for the assistance.

    On the surface, it's exactly what I need. Under the hood, looking at the Amazon reviews, it's not rated well.

    I might end up having to buy two different adapters. One for USB connection and one for powered-through ethernet.
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    Actually....

    This one is rated better:

    https://www.amazon.com/F-color-Gigabit-Ethernet-Charging-MacBook/dp/B01EIYOC9I/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t

    Still new to this USB-C thing, so I am assuming it will do exactly what I need
     
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  6. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's beautiful! Monoprice is fantastic.

    Would be even better if it has one USB port on it, but I can easily switch it out for another adapter.

    Going to purchase this.

    Thank you for that link, headcase!
     
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    I bought a similar version on Amazon for the same price. Native OS X driver for the Ethernet, and it works great.

    Cynergy USB C Ethernet Hub USB 3.1 RJ45 Gigabit LAN Multiport Adapter with USB C Charging Port and Multiple 3 Port USB 3.0 Hub for Macbook 12" with Retina Display and Chromebook Pixel

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018UGVYFU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_v4pwxbF07J092
     
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    I'm wondering why there aren't any dongles that give us three USB-C ports for devices. Even the OWC USB-C hub, it seems, has missed the boat on this.
     
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  12. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Exactly. I ordered the Monoprice one mentioned above. Hopefully it will work well.
     
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    Did you get it? Are you satisfied with the product?
     
  14. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    I am using Apples own digital Mutiport adaptor with Apple USB ethernet, work a treat. Have also used with in conjunction with a portable USB 3.0 hub - ethernet & external drive, no issues.

    Q-6
     
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  16. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes, the Monoprice adapter with ethernet is GREAT! Quality product.
     
  17. lite426 macrumors regular

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    Yes it has Ethernet and two USB ports from what I can see
     
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    Nope, one Anker adaptor has ethernet and no power pass through, the other has power passthrough and no ethernet. You want to use Anker same as Apple`s will need a USB A to Ethernet adaptor, or you will need to run solely on battery power.

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  21. lite426 macrumors regular

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    Oh that's funny, not sure why it says "Anker USB Type-C to Ethernet Adapter for USB Type-C Devices" in the title then! And in item description "High Speed Ethernet: Gigabit ethernet port provides access to superfast network speeds" what's all that about?! Guess it's a mistake?
     

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