I have a WD Passport external hard drive with ethernet and Firewire 800 ports only. Having just purchased a new MacBook Pro (2019), I'd like to continue using this drive as my backup. As ethernet is faster than FW800, I want to connect using the ethernet port, however it seems that I have to buy both a TB3 to ethernet adapter and a separate ethernet cable of some length. (Actually, I may need a TB3 to TB2 dongle + a TB2 to ethernet dongle + the ethernet cable). I'm looking for the simplest solution hopefully without a 6ft. ethernet cable coiled on my desk.
Is there not a single male to male adapter cable that can accomplish this connection?
I would appreciate any suggestions.