30

DAYS DAY HRS HR MIN LEFT
for Overnight Shipping
> Shipping Cutoffs

B&H Photo Video Pro Audio The Professional's Source 800.606.6969 / 212.444.6615
Visit Our NYC SuperStore, Explore Where Technology Lives B&H Super Store B&H Super Store
0 $0.00
Your cart is currently empty

You have 0 items in your cart

View Cart & Begin Checkout

Checkout will be available in 1:25 hours

Feel free to browse our site and add items to your cart or wishlist.
Notify when open

Important Notice!

Close
Please note: Online ordering is unavailable until Saturday 6:00 PM EST (in 1 hour(s) and 25 minutes). Feel free to browse our site and add items to your cart or wishlist. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patronage.
What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

B&H # APMD463ZMA Mfr # MD463ZM/A
In Stock
Free Shipping for This Item Free Expedited Shipping on Orders over $49
You Pay: $27.99
Product Highlights
  • Supports 10/100/1000BASE-T Networks
  • Mac OS X v10.7.4 or Later
  • Small & Compact

The Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter makes it possible to connect to a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet network. The adapter plugs into the Thunderbolt port on your Mac computer and provides an RJ-45 port that supports 10/100/1000BASE-T networks. The adapter is small and compact for maximum portability.

Compatibility OS X v10.7.4 or later
Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computer
Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    AppleThunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
     
    4.6

    (based on 51 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (36)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (30)
    • Fast connection (28)
    • Fast (25)
    • Reliable connection (25)
    • Secure connection (15)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home network (25)
    • Small networks (22)
    • Large networks (20)
    • Networking (8)
    • Computer equipment (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • High bandwidth user (34), Quality oriented (10)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (26), Personal (22)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (46)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Expensive, but nice

    This is a straightforward review for a pretty straightforward device. Because the MacBooks are now so thin that the standard RJ connector won't fit into the body chassis, anyone who wants the benefit of...Read complete review

    This is a straightforward review for a pretty straightforward device. Because the MacBooks are now so thin that the standard RJ connector won't fit into the body chassis, anyone who wants the benefit of cable-based ethernet speed must use an adapter.

    I installed a cat6-based network at home, so I definitely wanted to take advantage of its speed, and hence had to buy this adapter to make the MacBook utilize my speedy ethernet network.

    Yes, it's expensive for an adapter, but it's Apple brand. It turns out I couldn't find any third-party version (except for much more expensive thunderbolt boxes that provide a slew of connectors, which was beyond my need), so this adapter is the only game in town.

    Everything about the adapter reflects Apple design: simple, elegant, and works as it's supposed to without a lot of fuss. Plug it in and you're done.

    And a bit pricy, as everything is that carries that brand. I, for one, believe that you get what you pay for.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works. Should've been included.

    It's a relatively expensive dongle to replace a port that I had built into my previous laptop. It works as described, but this is something that should've been built into the Mac or at...Read complete review

    It's a relatively expensive dongle to replace a port that I had built into my previous laptop. It works as described, but this is something that should've been built into the Mac or at the very least included in the box.If you use a home NAS, wireless is OK for casual use but isn't fast enough for serious data crunching. For that, you need either local drives or Gigabit Ethernet, and local drives don't cut it if you need truly reliable data storage.

    Reviewed by 51 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-20

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

     
    5.0

    Another adapter that works

    By angles

    from CA

    About Me High bandwidth user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Connection Speed
    • Secure Connection

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home network
      • Small Networks

      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

      MacBooks no longer have Ethernet ports, so this adapter is necessary for those who work on networks. It works surprisingly well.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

      Share this review

       
      4.0

      As fast as advertised

      By Wm_247

      from Palo Alto, CA

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Fast Connection Speed
      • Reliable connection

      Cons

      • No Daisy Chaining
      • No Passthrough Port

      Best Uses

      • Home network
      • Large Networks
      • Small Networks

      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

      I got this adapter as I needed a wired network interface for my Macbook Pro and did not want to use up a USB port. I tested this adapter and confirmed that it truly can support 1 Gbps data transfer rates, which is pretty awesome if you need those speeds.The only downside I can think of is that there is no Thunderbolt passthrough port on this adapter, which means that you cannot daisy chain other Thunderbolt devices to it. This means that if you are using a Macbook Air or any other laptop that has only one Thunderbolt port, you cannot simultaneously use the VGA or DVI adapter and this ethernet adapter.If you own a laptop without a wired adapter built in and you travel around with it, I would definitely recommend getting either this adapter, or a USB-based ethernet adapter that may be a bit slower. WiFi networks simply aren't as reliable everywhere in my experience.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

      Share this review

       
      4.0

      Works great, but why necessary?

      By Andrew

      from Los Angeles

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Fast Connection Speed
      • Reliable connection
      • Secure Connection

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Unnecessary

      Best Uses

      • Home network

      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

      The device itself works great. It's easy and fast and unobtrusive. However, it's a shame that it's necessary for modern Macbooks, and the price (like many Apple products, specifically accessories) is tough to swallow.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

      Share this review

       
      3.0

      Works. Should've been included.

      By John in Danville

      from Danville, CA

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast Connection Speed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home network
        • Small Networks

        Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

        It's a relatively expensive dongle to replace a port that I had built into my previous laptop. It works as described, but this is something that should've been built into the Mac or at the very least included in the box.If you use a home NAS, wireless is OK for casual use but isn't fast enough for serious data crunching. For that, you need either local drives or Gigabit Ethernet, and local drives don't cut it if you need truly reliable data storage.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

        Share this review

         
        5.0

        Need one? Get one!

        By butteryourbacon

        from Austin, Tx

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast
        • Fast Connection Speed
        • Reliable connection
        • Secure Connection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home network
          • Large Networks
          • Small Networks

          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

          Sometimes you need to plug-in and this is exactly what you need.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          Yep

          By JJackPro

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast Connection Speed
          • Reliable connection

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

              Does the job perfectly.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

              Share this review

               
              5.0

              Highly Recommended adapter

              By Hayden

              from TN

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast
              • Fast Connection Speed
              • Reliable connection
              • Secure Connection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home network
                • Large Networks
                • More Secure Hotel Network
                • Small Networks

                Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

                We had Apple's USB to Ethernet dongle and it occurred to me that I was tying up a USB port for no reason. I mean, the Thunderbolt port was rarely used on the MacBook Air in question. I ordered this from B&H.

                Ethernet is a better setup with this dongle vs the USB dongle. Ethernet is faster through Thunderbolt.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                Works As it should

                By f30driver

                from Charlotte, NC

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast
                • Reliable connection

                Cons

                • Not Secure

                Best Uses

                • Home network
                • Large Networks
                • Small Networks

                Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

                I've only used it a few times where I needed to be hardwired in. It works as it should and I had no problems with it. Just wish it wasn't $ for a little adapter.. Also it takes very little resistance to disconnect it.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                Works as advertised

                By Kendo

                from NYC

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast
                • Fast Connection Speed
                • Reliable connection
                • Secure Connection

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Home network
                • Large Networks
                • Small Networks

                Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

                Sometimes Wi-Fi just won't cut it, especially if you need to move large files or just want a more secure connection.

                My only gripe is that it is quite expensive and there don't seem to be any third party alternatives.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                This is what i want

                By Samuel

                from Puerto Rico

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast Connection Speed

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Home network

                Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

                Apple products have been always a superior product. Good Quality, Good value

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                Good accessory

                By CSURAM

                from Fort Collins, CO

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast
                • Fast Connection Speed
                • Reliable connection
                • Secure Connection

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

                    Perfect little dongle to carry around for internet

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

                    Share this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Just as expected

                    By deb

                    from Lakewood, Co

                    About Me High bandwidth user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home network
                      • Large Networks
                      • Small Networks

                      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

                      Used by our service desk tier 1 staff. Works perfectly... no problems.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

                      Share this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Works perfectly - smooth design

                      By Ben_R

                      from Santa Cruz, CA

                      About Me High bandwidth user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast
                      • Fast Connection Speed
                      • Reliable connection

                      Cons

                      • Pricy

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

                        Plug and play, no questions asked - good addition to my Macbook Pro and Air after having unstable connection issues with smb network. Price a little steep but I guess you pay for what you get. Recommended.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

                        Share this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Does what it says it does.

                        By Me. Bob

                        from Arkansas

                        Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

                        This adapter works perfectly, and is a valuable addition to your macbook.

                        Share this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Need more adapters

                        By Jay

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me High bandwidth user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast
                        • Fast Connection Speed
                        • Reliable connection
                        • Secure Connection

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home network
                          • Large Networks
                          • Small Networks

                          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

                          Considering the lack of an ethernet port on the new MBP, this is fantastic. Buying the Apple version instead of a 3rd party product and being unsure of quality has definitely paid off. Connects without a problem and offers fantastic speeds. Going to get a VGA or DVI adapter at some point as well.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

                          By wyoherbty

                          from Tampa, FL

                          About Me High bandwidth user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast
                          • Fast Connection Speed
                          • Reliable connection
                          • Secure Connection

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Small Networks

                            Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

                            As part of digital asset management system.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

                            Share this review

                             
                            4.0

                            Sucks You Need It...

                            By VideoEditorNJ

                            from New Jersey

                            About Me High bandwidth user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Fast

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home network
                              • Large Networks
                              • Small Networks

                              Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

                              Sucks that you need to purchase this, but works fine. If you work with corporate IT people ever, worth keeping in your bag for the price.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

                              Share this review

                               
                              4.0

                              I would buy this product again

                              By Deb

                              from Lakewood, CO

                              About Me High bandwidth user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home network
                                • Large Networks
                                • Small Networks

                                Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

                                Have not had any issues with this product, purchased for our Mac technicians on the service desk.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

                                Share this review

                                 
                                5.0

                                Thunderbolt connector collection!

                                By Johnny Rumors

                                from Los Angeles, CA

                                About Me High bandwidth user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home network
                                  • Large Networks
                                  • Small Networks

                                  Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

                                  The Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter is the final addition to my thunderbolt connector collection. Maybe I'll never use it... But... the one time I really need one... for instance, to make a crucial ethernet connection to my macbook pro, in some far flung corner of the earth, and ultimately save the world... well, I'll be glad I have this connector. And so will you.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

                                  Share this review

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Needed connection

                                  By Uncle Donald

                                  from St. Joseph, MO

                                  About Me High bandwidth user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Fast
                                  • Reliable connection

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Large Networks

                                    Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

                                    Used to connect new Macbook Pro to network. Needed unless you have a new Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display which has ethernet connection. Anyway good to have for travel.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

                                    Share this review

                                    Displaying reviews 1-20

                                    Back to top

                                    Previous | Next »

                                    Comprehensive -  7' (2.1 m) Cat6 550MHz Snagless Patch Cable (White)
                                    • You Pay: $3.99
                                     
                                    See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                                    Close

                                    Close

                                    Close