I am trying to configure the network on my 12-inch MacBook. I have the following manual:

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But there is no Ethernet in the list.

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I tried to import it from my old computer, but it output the following:

The "8021x" configurations could not be important because a "8021x" service has not be set up in Network preferences.

Could you help me?

OS Version: 10.11.5

 Hardware: Ethernet
  BSD Device Name: en1
      Configuration Method: DHCP
      Configuration Method: Automatic
      Exceptions List: *.local, 169.254/16
      FTP Passive Mode: Yes
  Service Order: 1


  Type: IPSec
      Configuration Method: Automatic
      Exclude Simple Hostnames: 0
      FTP Proxy Enabled: No
      FTP Passive Mode: Yes
      Gopher Proxy Enabled: No
  • 802.1x is an Authentication and Accounting Standard it is not a profile. Your MacBook will automatically connect to Ethernet. Whether your MacBook will the authorized to connect to services on Ethernet will be a different story. There's a lot of information that's missing from this question. – Allan Jul 12 '16 at 12:34
  • Where you are trying to connect to, why you believe you need a 802.1x configuration file to connect, what happens when you connect your Ethernet cable, what you are expecting to be the result, etc. Remember, we are not there to see what's happening on your end so we don't even know what questions to ask until we get a clearer picture. – Allan Jul 12 '16 at 12:38
  • I also suggest you take the Tour and familiarize yourself with our Help Section - How to Ask – Allan Jul 12 '16 at 12:42
  • Try this command: system_profiler SPNetworkDataType | grep "Hardware: Ethernet" -A20 and just post the output. – Allan Jul 12 '16 at 13:07
  • @Allan OK, it's done – user191828 Jul 12 '16 at 14:26

The 12-inch MacBook doesn't have an Ethernet port. It is normal for it to not give you an option for something that it doesn't have.

If you can't use WiFi, you will need a USB-C to Ethernet adaptor, as noted by Apple.

  • I have it. And when I am trying to connect it I still don't see it. So, my question basically was wether it possible to add it and if not then what can I do? – user191828 Jul 12 '16 at 16:33
  • This sounds like it might be some sort of driver issue with the particular adapter you are using. Which adapter is it? – SegNerd Jul 20 '16 at 16:57

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