Connect your MacBook or MacBook Pro with USB-C to Ethernet

Learn how to connect your MacBook (2015 and later) or MacBook Pro (2016 and later) to Ethernet.

You can connect your MacBook (2015 and later) or MacBook Pro (2016 and later) to Ethernet in two ways.

Use a USB-C to Ethernet adapter

Connect a USB-C to Ethernet adapter to the USB-C port on your MacBook or one of the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports on your MacBook Pro. Then plug the Ethernet cable into the adapter.

When you use a USB-C to Ethernet adapter, you can't charge your MacBook at the same time.

Use USB-C to USB, Digital AV Multiport, or VGA Multiport adapter along with an Apple USB Ethernet Adapter

Connect the Ethernet cable to an Apple USB Ethernet Adapter or a third-party adapter. Then, connect the adapter to the USB port on any of the following USB-C adapters:

Connect this assembly to the USB-C port on your MacBook or one of the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports on your MacBook Pro to access Ethernet.

*The USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter and USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter are powered, so they can charge your computer while also connecting to Ethernet or other devices.

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