Would a thunderport Gigabyte lan be a good idea?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by waloshin, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Would a thunderport Gigabyte lan be a good idea?

    At my school the download speed over wifi is 13.06 Mbps and 12.06 Mbps up so would it be faster to have a wired network?

    And would the Usb be suffice enough or would a thunderport lan port be better?
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Many large organizations haven't even updated their networking components to gigabit transmission yet. Try to get on a roommate's newer (last year and a half) desktop or laptop (Windows or Mac) and see if the connection at your university is gigabit or fast (1Gbps vs 100Mbps). If it's only 100, the USB one would suit you fine. I'm personally holding out for a Thunderbolt gigabit solution, because my home network is all-gigabit.

    I hope they come out with a suitable port replicator soon that doesn't involve a $1k display. I'm highly anticipating the upcoming Belkin hub :)
  3. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    Agree with above me.
    Not much gigabit internet still.
    Besides not many thunderbolt stuff are created.

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