M1 MacBook Pro and a direct internet connection via CalDigit hub

Morning all,

So for the last few years, I’ve been using an Intel MacBook Pro which I have rigged up to the internet via a CalDigit hub. Basically, I can connect it to the laptop via a USB-C cable and I get a direct online connection with no need to connect to Wi Fi (which is great as I’m upstairs, away from the router and the Wi Fi connection isn’t so good up here).

However, I’ve just changed jobs and my new place has just sent me through an M1 MacBook Pro. I assumed that I would just be able to connect it in the same way, but I’m obviously doing something wrong because turning off the wifi removes all connection to the internet, even when the cable is plugged in.

So I’m having to work on a dodgy wi-fi connection which isn’t great for anyone.

Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks in advance

Does the Caldigit show in the network settings?

I believe it’s the Thunderbolt Ethernet Slot 2 on mine.

Thanks for the reply @aardy.

The slot isn’t showing up (as in your screenshot) - only the Bridge. And, for some reason, I can’t seem to add the slot.

EDIT: Ok, ignore this. I haven’t changed anything, but the Slot has just been configured in Network and I can get ethernet now.

Thanks for your help with this. I really appreciate your time!