Wired Internet with Windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Void5150, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Void5150 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2014

    I am going to be dual booting my Mac Book Pro with Windows 7. I want to run a wired Internet connection.

    I have heard bad things about the Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter running on Windows.

    What is the best solution?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    What bad things have you heard?

    The only issue I ran into is that the laptop does not go into sleep.

    If you don't want to use a TB dongle, get a usb/ethernet dongle.
  3. Void5150 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2014
    Hey, thanks for your response.

    I've read some negative things. The main ones are dropped connections, having to reboot Windows every time to run ethernet, and it simply not working.

    Are you running the Thunderbolt adapter on Windows 7? If so, how is it?

    I read the Thunderbolt adapter is much faster than a USB Adapter? Is that true?
  4. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    USB 3.0 is more than fast enough for Ethernet. Heck, even USB 2.0 has enough bandwidth to handle the overwhelming majority of broadband connections. You can purchase one of these so you don't use the USB port all together.
  5. Void5150 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2014
    Is this your recommended solution instead of the Thunderbolt then? It should run on Windows 7 and Mac just fine?

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