New MacBooks and the Thunderbolt Ethernet Adapter

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  1. ZoinksS2k

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    Starting off, really Apple? You couldn't have included the Ethernet adapter with the MacBook? Nickel and dime shenanigans IMO.

    On to some questions...

    I picked up the Thunderbolt Ethernet adapter over the weekend and am having some problems with it.

    Regardless of the port I attach it to, I am having to reboot OSX to get it recognized. Same problem in Boot Camp with Windows 7 x64. It works fine after rebooting, but doing this EVERY time is silly.

    I'm basically new to OSX, so perhaps I'm going something wrong. Anybody else seeing this? Am I dumb?
     
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    might be a bug with the new adapter... but in Windows via Bootcamp, I don't think anything works in the TB ports hot plugged, you always have to reboot.
     
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    If this is the case in OSX and with the DVI monitor thunderbolt adapters as well, I think my choice of keeping the MBP is being made for me.

    The Windows part I get. I don't like it, but I get it. It not working is OSX is a problem.
     
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    thunderbolt drives, and thunderbolt DVI and thunderbolt HDMI adapters I have all hotplug fine in OSX, no reboots needed. I don't have the Ethernet or firewire adapters to test though.
     
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    The TBD is hit or miss with hot plugging. Sometimes the Ethernet modules in the display comes up, sometimes it doesn't. Rebooting always fixes it though.

    I've since switched to shutting down my laptops when I'm not using it anyways, damn thing boots up only a few seconds slower than waking from sleep mode.

    This is the 2011 MBA 13" and the Thunderbolt Display.
     
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    Maybe sleep will be more useful when power nap is released?
     
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