I have been doing a series of projects using RPiZs networked using ethernet over USB. In the middle of this, I upgraded my computer to a new MacBook Pro which only has USB-C ports, so now I need to use an adapter. I cannot connect via USB anymore through the adapter.

Is it possible to connect a macbrook pro with USB-C ports to a raspberry pi zero as an ethernet gadget?

  • Help us out with some more info, please: Did you use macOS before the upgrade? which version? What type of adapter? Did you run ifconfig before & after plugging in the PiZ? My suspicion is that it has more to do with Apple's "security" than it does w/ the adapter itself, but let's find out.
    – Seamus
    Jan 3 at 1:14
  • Of top of head this should not be an issue - you will have to check the Mac has set up a new RNDIS device in sys pref / network and if so set the MAC addresses and gateway by hand (they can be random - thanks Apple). Sometimes you may have to sudo nano/etc/modprobe.d/g_ether.conf and put this at the end options g_ether use_eem=0 on the Pi and then reboot.
    – user115418
    Jan 3 at 4:03
  • I do not see the problem with Raspberry Pi. As far as I know it has a micro USB connector. If so just use a cheep micro usb to USB C adapter and everything is done. Am I wrong?
    – Ingo
    Jan 3 at 19:09

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