Thunderbolt 2 ports

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I have a late-2013 MBP, 15", with two thunderbolt 2 ports.I bought an adapter to plug in an ethernet cable into one of the ports, but can't find an adapter to use the other port with my data hub. I guess that I need a male thunderbolt 2 to a female usb cable. Can't find one on Amazon. Anyone know of a good source for electronics? Thanks.:confused:
 

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My data hub uses a USB male, so I guess I need a thunderbolt male to a USB female.

You would need a Thunderbolt USB controller. The Thunderbolt 2 ports are typically not connected to the USB controller.
I had a look on NewEgg, but I couldn't find anything there either :(
 

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The two Thunderbolt/Mini DisplayPort sockets are useless for anyone unless they use an ethernet or html cable. At least this MBP has a usb connection on either side. In order for me to use my data hub from one of those TB sockets, I would need, at least, a TB3 to TB cable & a usb to TB3 cable. Not worth the effort or the price. Now I see why they stopped putting those TB/MiniDisplayPorts into their MBPs. Waste of space.:mad:
 

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The two Thunderbolt/Mini DisplayPort sockets are useless for anyone unless they use an ethernet or html cable. At least this MBP has a usb connection on either side. In order for me to use my data hub from one of those TB sockets, I would need, at least, a TB3 to TB cable & a usb to TB3 cable. Not worth the effort or the price. Now I see why they stopped putting those TB/MiniDisplayPorts into their MBPs. Waste of space.:mad:

Actually, you could plug a eGPU or a drive on those Thunderbolt 2 ports.

Thunderbolt 2 was very uncommon. The main reason is because the other manufacturers didn't build computers with that port.
This changed with Thunderbolt 3 and the USB type C connector.

Also, as far as I know, there are no Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 (USB type C) connector adapter, only Thunderbolt 3 to 2. :(
 

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Apple sells an adapter Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2. It works both directions. I use it to connect TB3 device to TB2 port on a 2015 iMac.
 

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