Will there be a Thunderbolt - LAN Adapter?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ttianshifu, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. ttianshifu macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2011
    Hi everyone,
    I want to buy the next release of the MBA with SandyBrdge and Thunderbolt in it. As the current MBA does not fit my requirements (I need a GBit LAN port) and the MBP does not as well (1440*900 is a must) I am "forced" to wait for the new MBA.

    Is there already or will there be a Thunderbolt to LAN Adapter to run a GBit lan? What do you think?

    Thanks for your answers!
  2. Panch0 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2010
    I haven't seen any product announcements, but it seems like an obvious function, probably as part of a break-out box or docking station type of device.

    Just curious - why do you need a GB LAN port?
  3. ttianshifu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2011
    I need to copy big amount of data (between 20 and 30 GB) once or twice a week to a QNAP and that takes a long time with 100 MBit or wireless.
  4. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2010
    I also need the gbit ethernet or TB. Same reason as you, it's a deal killer right now.
  5. Ca$hflow macrumors 6502


    Jan 7, 2010
    London, ON
    It will soon I'm sure. Thunderbolt is relatively new. No different then mini-display port to HDMI adapter. I remember that feeling like forever before it came out.

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