Using legacy USB-A LAN adapter with USB-C hub?

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  1. Tensakun macrumors 6502

    Tensakun

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    Searched the threads but didn't see anything on this possibility: How about using a standard, old USB-A-to-LAN adapter (like ones I've used with my Air for ages) with a USB-C-to-USB-A hub/adapter? Would there be significant loss of throughput or dependability? Just thinking it'd be nice to reuse a dongle instead of buying a new one...
     
  2. hallux macrumors 68020

    hallux

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    I've tried using one with the Apple Digital A/V adapter and it does not work. You need a direct USB-C LAN adapter.
     
  3. Tensakun thread starter macrumors 6502

    Tensakun

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    Thanks for quick reply. Kinda what I expected. Now decision is which hub with LAN to get, or whether to use a 'one-trick pony' adapter.
     
  4. coreyk macrumors member

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    It must depend on the Ethernet adapter, because I have an Anker USB-A Ethernet adapter and it works fine when I plug it into my Anker USB-C to A hub or my Monoprice hub at the office with my 2016 MBP.
     
  5. hallux macrumors 68020

    hallux

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    In my case it was the Apple USB-A LAN adapter.
     

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