02-21-2013, 06:10 AM #1
"Cheap" solution for extra USB ports on Macbook Pro Retina ???
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- Oct 02, 2012
- Greenville, SC
- 15" rMBP with a 1.21jigawatt flux capacitor
I'm looking forward to the Belkin dock, even at $200+ but until it comes out, I need a temporary solution. Is there any reason this wouldn't work?...
Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter
Ethernet (male) to USB (female) adapter
As crude as it may be, this essentially would turn a Thunderbolt port into a USB port capable of running a mouse or keyboard...right? I haven't tried it yet but plan on it, depending on feedback from this thread.
Thunderbolt to Ethernet
Ethernet (male) to USB (female)
02-21-2013, 06:56 AM #2
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- 15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
You can't go "ethernet to usb" - that's not going to work.
The signal has to be converted from ethernet to usb - there is no converter, that I am aware of, that will do this.
Any adapter you find such as the above is a scam.
Just get a powered USB hub if all you need are additional USB ports.
(There are "usb to ethernet" adapters.)I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
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