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Ethernet connection not working when eGPU plugged on start up  

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Antharsious
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Hi there,

I finished my first eGPU setup today and everything seems to work well. There is however one problem I encounter and I wasn't able to solve it by myself.

The first thunderbolt port of my MBP is used for my eGPU setup. I would want my second thunderbolt port to be used for ethernet since the wifi is too weak upstairs...

The problem is that, when I start Windows with both cables connected, ethernet will never work. This is really annoying because the ethernet connection cannot be hot plugged later in bootcamp...

I already tested the thunderbolt ports, both are working well. The problem always appears when the eGPU is also plugged on start...

Did someone experience this too? Why does it happen? Is it possible to solve the problem? 

Any help would be much appreciated 😉

2014 15" Macbook Pro GT750M + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder2) + Win10

Impact of Turboboost on performances and fan noise level (MacBook Pro)


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Antharsious
(@antharsious)
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

A small update here...

There is no problem when I use an external monitor. The eGPU and the Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter can be cold plugged together and they will both work. The problem only arises when I use the internal Display through Optimus with eGPU present. This problem will need more testing....

2014 15" Macbook Pro GT750M + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder2) + Win10

Impact of Turboboost on performances and fan noise level (MacBook Pro)


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