Solo10G (Thunderbolt 2 Edition)


Solo10G™ (Thunderbolt 2 Edition)

Bus-powered 10GBASE-T Thunderbolt 2 to 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter with NBASE-T (multi-Gigabit) support.


Solo10G™ (Thunderbolt 2 Edition)

Bus-powered 10GBASE-T Thunderbolt 2 to 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter with NBASE-T (multi-Gigabit) support.

Solo10G (Thunderbolt 2 Edition)

10GBASE-T Thunderbolt 2 to 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with NBASE-T Support

Super-fast 10GBASE-T Connectivity for Thunderbolt 2

Video content creation and output has moved on from 1080p HD to 4K and beyond, ushering in 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) as the new networking standard for post-production shared storage workgroups and other bandwidth-intensive workflows. On the infrastructure side, low-priced 10GbE switches with RJ45 (copper) have cut the cost of set up, resulting in very rapid adoption. The problem is, most computers aren’t equipped to get you connected. For computers with a Thunderbolt™ 2 port, there is now an equally affordable 10GbE adapter—Sonnet’s Solo10G™ (Thunderbolt 2 Edition), a powerfully simple solution for adding 10GBASE-T 10GbE network connectivity to Mac®, Windows®(1), and Linux® computers with Thunderbolt 2 ports.

Connect to 10GbE Infrastructure

Equipped with a single RJ45 socket, the Solo10G adapter connects to 10GbE infrastructure via inexpensive Cat 6 or Cat 6A copper cabling at distances up to 55 or 100 meters, respectively.

Key Features
10GbE Icon Adds 10GBASE-T (Copper) 10GbE Connectivity

Adds an RJ45 10 Gigabit Ethernet port to your computer with Thunderbolt 2 ports.

Piggy Bank Icon Cost-Effective

Low-cost adapter connects to 10GbE infrastructure via inexpensive Cat 6 or Cat 6A cables at distances up to 55 or 100 meters, respectively.

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 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 Interface

Connects to any Thunderbolt 2 computer port, or at the end of a Thunderbolt 2 device daisy chain.

NBASE-T Icon Supports NBASE-T (Multi-Gigabit) Standard

5 Gb/s and 2.5 Gb/s speeds supported over inexpensive Cat 5e (or better) cabling at distances up to 100 meters when used with a multi-Gigabit switch or router.

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 Advanced Features

Audio Video Bridging (IEEE 802.1Qav, AVB) and Energy-Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) supported.

Tools IconEasy Setup

Configure the adapter’s settings using operating system tools.

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Small and Silent

Adapter is pocketable and uses no fan, perfect for use in noise-sensitive environments.

Energy Efficient IconBus-Powered, Energy Efficient

Powered through its Thunderbolt connection, the Solo10G requires no power adapter.

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Rugged Construction

Aluminum enclosure withstands heavy use.


Simple Setup
Connect the Solo10G adapter to your computer, and the adapter to the network switch or directly to 10GbE-enabled storage, and then configure the adapter’s settings through the macOS® Network control panel, Windows Device Manager(2), or Linux command line (or graphical utility). How’s that for simple?
Advanced Features, Intelligent Operation

Connect your computer to the switch or device’s 10GbE ports via inexpensive Cat 6 or Cat 6A copper cabling

The Solo10G (Thunderbolt 2 Edition) adapter attains its high throughput performance and low host-CPU utilization through functions such as flow control, 64-bit address support for systems using more than 4GB of physical memory; and stateless offloads such as TCP, UDP and IPv4 checksum offloading. These processes enable your computer to perform better while large files transfers or high I/O operations take place. This Sonnet adapter supports Energy-Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az), which reduces the adapter’s power demands on your computer.

AVB Support

Audio Video Bridging (IEEE 802.1Qav, AVB) support makes the adapter perfect for use in pro audio and video applications where synchronization of data streams is critical.



NBASE-T Support for Faster Transfers Across Existing Cabling

If your facility has Cat 5e wiring installed already, you can still get a great performance gain—from 250 to 500 percent over Gigabit Ethernet speed—without rewiring! The Solo10G adapter supports the NBASE-T™ industry-standard of 2.5/5 Gb link speeds, which enables greater than Gigabit Ethernet speeds over Cat 5e (or better) cabling when used with an NBASE-T compatible (multi-Gigabit) switch or router. Now you can deploy the same adapter across your organization for users supported by different Ethernet cabling infrastructures.


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20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 Interface

Solo10G (Thunderbolt 2 Edition) features a 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 Interface that connects to any Thunderbolt 2 computer port, or at the end of a Thunderbolt 2 device daisy chain.


Replaceable Captive Cable

Captive Cable Illustration

Equipped with a captive cable, the Solo10G adapter’s Thunderbolt connector remains firmly connected to it at all times without it being soldered in place. Should the cable ever break, it can easily be replaced with an approved replacement cable available from Sonnet or a Sonnet-authorized reseller.




Secure First

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The Solo10G (Thunderbolt 2 Edition) adapter was engineered with security features essential to today’s users. Incorporating encryption in hardware, the Sonnet network adapter is protected against malicious firmware modification which could enable covert computer access—instead, any unauthorized attempt to modify the firmware renders the adapter inoperable. These security features prevent the Solo10G adapter from being reprogrammed, except by a manufacturer’s update using a secure encryption key.



Additional information

Weight 240 g
Dimensions 7.95 × 11.4 × 2.72 cm
Form Factor


External Connectors

1x RJ45 socket

Network Support

10GBASE-T (100 meters using Cat 6A cabling; 55 meters using Cat 6 cabling)
5GBASE-T(4), 2.5GBASE-T(4), 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX (100meters using Cat 5e [or better] cabling)

Data Rates Supported

10 Gb/s, 5 GB/s, 2.5 Gb/s, 1 Gb/s, 100 Mb/s

Advanced Features

Flow control support
MSI (Message Signaled Interrupts)
RSS (Receive-Side Scaling)
Interrupt coalescing
Multicast filtering
Energy-Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az)
AVB (IEEE 802.1Qav, Audio Video Bridging)
64-bit address support for systems using more than 4GB of physical memory
Wake-on-LAN support

In The Box

Solo10G (Thunderbolt 2 Edition) adapter with captive 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 2 cable


Mac Compatibility
Mac with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports
macOS 10.13.6+
macOS Big Sur compatible

Windows Compatibility(1)
PC with a Thunderbolt 2 port
Windows 10 (64-bit Edition Version 1809 or greater)

Linux Compatibility
Linux computer with a Thunderbolt 2 port
Linux Kernel 5.0+


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