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Old February 15th, 2011, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Newbie question here: is it possible to plug a usb2ethernet adapter to an android phone (say HTC) and use an ethernet cable to connect to the web? (when wifi is not available)?.

Anyone tried this on a phone which also had debian/ubutnu installed?.

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no. You can only connect to the internet on your phone via 3g/4g or wifi.
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thanks. is there anyway around this (connecting to the internet when its available via an ethernet cable only, no wifi)?
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Again, the only way to connect to the internet on an android phone is to use 3g/4g or wifi. You CANNOT connect an ethernet cable to an android phone, no matter what kind of adapter you think will work.
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OK, thanks again.
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If you can take usb to ethernet driver code and port it on the android then it should be feasible. There are some drivers which distribute the source code of their usb to ethernet device.
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Ethernet connection is the most efficient Internet connection available nowadays. Guess why there are transoceanic cables for internet connection.

Now, you are telling me that Google cannot design Android to be able to efficiently connect to the Internet out of the box?

I really hope they can they be a bit more competent.

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Now, you are telling me that Google cannot design Android to be able to efficiently connect to the Internet out of the box?
There IS a way, via 3g, 4g, or wifi. Out of the box... It would not be plausable to have an ethernet port on a small phone, it would make the phone too big. And having to carry around an adapter in your pocket would get annoying. 3g or wifi works fine for everybody.
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Ethernet connection is the most efficient Internet connection available nowadays. Guess why there are transoceanic cables for internet connection.

Now, you are telling me that Google cannot design Android to be able to efficiently connect to the Internet out of the box?
Because Google designed Android for phones and tablets. Phones and tablets by their very nature are portable wireless devices, and so wireless is the most efficiently way for them to connect to the internet. Who the hell wants to use a phone with an Ethernet cable?

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Ethernet connection is the most efficient Internet connection available nowadays. Guess why there are transoceanic cables for internet connection.

Now, you are telling me that Google cannot design Android to be able to efficiently connect to the Internet out of the box?

I really hope they can they be a bit more competent.
Wifi connection is too inefficient? Wow, you must have a truly amazing internet connection if 102.11n isnt fast enough to keep up!

In theory there's nothing stopping somebody from writing some software that does exactly what you want. It's probably easier to share a PCs connection via USB than have to deal with lots of different USB-Ethernet hardware, and you'd need some internet sharing software running on the PC side. But it'd almost certainly have to be patched into the android OS at a pretty low level, and thus would probably only be possible as a part of a custom ROM (i.e. not a separate installable app).

So... it's possible, but nobody seems to have bothered, and with very good reason - like i said above, wifi is faster than most people's wired internet connections, so what's the point?

And if youre really scared of getting a brain tumour from a mobile phone, you shouldnt own a phone full stop.
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Ethernet connection is the most efficient Internet connection available nowadays. Guess why there are transoceanic cables for internet connection.
The problem of this statement is that it is misleading. Most people connect "Ethernet" with copper cables (Category 5/5e/6 being the most common today). Which is true, most of it is. But there are fiber optic ethernet options, too. Which are the transoceanic cables are made of. Copper is horrifically inefficient for transoceanic cables, and that's why they replaced the copper transoceanic cables out for fiber optic back in the '80s. Why does this relate? Because I imagine the OP wanted to plug a cat 5 cable into his phone.

But yes, fiber optic is more efficient than wireless. Very true. But no one is going to install fiber optic transceivers into a cell phone. That would be pointless (it is called a 'wireless' device, afterall).

To the OP: It'd probably be a lot less frustration to change your cable-only router to a wireless router. Don't forget to set up wifi security, too!
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Again, the only way to connect to the internet on an android phone is to use 3g/4g or wifi. You CANNOT connect an ethernet cable to an android phone, no matter what kind of adapter you think will work.
This is obviously wrong. There are a lot of android devices use ethernet over USB splitters (One example). Maybe that is not out of the box in a native android, but probably it is posible in custom builds.
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If the OP had the skills and initiative to accomplish setting up his device to support a USB accessory then he probably wouldn't create a post like this. There's no plug and play solution like the OP is asking for. Through modding and some hacking it's certainly possible. It's not, however, a practical solution for most "average users" out there.

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I really hope they can they be a bit more competent.
They certainly can. However, this is outside the intended scope of Android. What can be done isn't the only thing to consider. No product has infinite development resources.
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Ethernet connection is the most efficient Internet connection available nowadays. Guess why there are transoceanic cables for internet connection.

Now, you are telling me that Google cannot design Android to be able to efficiently connect to the Internet out of the box?

I really hope they can they be a bit more competent.

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I certainly hope you're not suggesting that transoceanic cables are Ethernet runs. Ethernet cables have a recommended maximum length of 100m with a repeater necessary for longer runs. Assuming you could sumberge and power a repeater every 100 meters, you'd need 30,000 of them just to go from Nova Scotia to Western Ireland (original Transatlantic cable).
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If the OP had the skills and initiative to accomplish setting up his device to support a USB accessory then he probably wouldn't create a post like this. There's no plug and play solution like the OP is asking for.
That's why he asked about ubuntu tried?
Another plug and play solution - tethering (ethernet over usb). Which is included into CyanogenMod for example (which has HTC phones support).
And I don't think rebuild custom kernel is very big deal ( I mean you don't need write your own driver, tune on a suiting option in the config should be enough). At least you can request a feature in some comunity which build firmware you intend to use (as mentioned CyanogenMod).
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Quite disappointed at the fact that some people prefer to discuss unimportant subtleties, rather than accepting the fact that transmitting energy through the path defined by a conductor material is more efficient than transmitting it through the air omnidirectionally.
The trade off between range and speed in wireless connections is more steeped, meaning you need to reduce more speed than wth cable for gaining the equivalent increase in range.
Also, I never stated that transoceanic cables are ethernet ones, I was just mentioning one clear example of the superior efficiency of cable over wireless (even though they obviously tried to use directional antennas as opposed to the omnidirectional ones used in mobile phones, routers and wifi adapters).

To me it is a bit like, "If you can kill that fly with your hand, why should you use dynamite?"
I would like to make a smarter use of wireless technology. Use it only when it is really needed.

Human beings have not been exposed to this kind of radiation during their long evolution process. The effects are still unknown (although there is some evidence on their malignity), so I consider it is wise to make a smart use of it. IMO it should not be the default setting.

All this is just my point of view, however there are many other people wanting this feature, thus there are plenty of other reasons it is desirable to connect the phone via ethernet cable.

I said Google should be more competent, because there are other mobile OS supporting this feature. But maybe the right word is "Responsible".

The logic that mobile phones should not support ethernet connection just because they were thought to be portable, it not anymore strong enough. Right now, my mobile phone is more powerful than my computer (cpu and graphics).
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Are there? Where are they all then? Seriously, if there was any kind of demand for what youre asking then it would be available - capitalism, for all its faults, tends to be good at that sort of thing. I think this is the main problem you will have getting this - there just isnt the demand for it so google havent bothered expending time and resources putting it in the phone. That's *why* it's not there.

As for complaining about the dangers of wifi on a mobile phone of all things... well that's just ridiculous. Even if there were health risks (nothing's ever been proven) it's kind of like complaining about air pollution while smoking 40 a day.
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I said Google should be more competent, because there are other mobile OS supporting this feature. But maybe the right word is "Responsible".
Are there, where? AFAIK Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, iOS, Symbian, Meego, BlackberryOS and WebOS devices do NOT have ethernet ports.

If you really want ethernet support in Android, there is absolutely nothing to stop you implementing it. Android is open source you know. Because that's the beauty of open source software. If it doesn't do something or lacks a feature you require, you can always add it yourself or find someone to do it for you.

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The logic that mobile phones should not support ethernet connection just because they were thought to be portable, it not anymore strong enough. Right now, my mobile phone is more powerful than my computer (cpu and graphics).
It's probably time you bought a new computer then.
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Wow this thread has really gone off on one.

I would really like a tablet device rather than a phone which I could plug into an ethernet device for different reasons.

I install wireless ptp radio links and it would be really handy to have a tablet type device while I am up a ladder or in a loft where a laptop is not practical.

There is obviously no demand for this but hopefully in the near future there will be a workaround for the decent tablets. There are cheaper tablets that have RJ45 sockets but these have terrible reviews.
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It apparently can be done Let's talk about Google Android: Step by step to enable LAN access for Motorola XOOM but this post doesn't give me enough to go on.
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It apparently can be done Let's talk about Google Android: Step by step to enable LAN access for Motorola XOOM but this post doesn't give me enough to go on.
Yes, it can be done on the xoom because that has usb host support. No phones have this.
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The GalaxyS2 can host USB, also called USB On-the-go OTG. I use this to plug in a card reader to the phone which is mounted as 'usbStorage' in the file structure. Obviously the SGS2 will not host something which draws significant power, but it can host devices off a powered hub. There are youtube videos of 1TB disk drives, USB keyboards being hosted by the SGS2.

I am not saying that USB2Ethernet is supported put of the box, but simply there are phones that will host USB devices now.
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There are Google Android Internet TV boxes that have Ethernet ports.

If you search for the Android Internet TV Flexiview FV-1 box you'll find it has Ethernet. (Don't have enough posts to place a link)

It's not really a mobile device and parallels closely to a TV media client, but does have Ethernet and USB and WiFi and Bluetooth and HDMI and supports a conventional keyboard AND it's Android.
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Are there? Where are they all then? Seriously, if there was any kind of demand for what youre asking then it would be available - capitalism, for all its faults, tends to be good at that sort of thing. I think this is the main problem you will have getting this - there just isnt the demand for it so google havent bothered expending time and resources putting it in the phone. That's *why* it's not there.

As for complaining about the dangers of wifi on a mobile phone of all things... well that's just ridiculous. Even if there were health risks (nothing's ever been proven) it's kind of like complaining about air pollution while smoking 40 a day.

As an IT professional, I - for one - would LOVE to have a simple cable (MicroUSB-to-RJ45) for both my tablet and/or my phone that allowed me to plug directly into routers, switches, Access points, servers, firewalls and PCs

This would be INVALUABLE for troubleshooting, configurations and a serious cool factor.

How hard can it be, with dev's creating custom kernels that can make a Droid look like a freaking iMac, to have a USB (or microUSB) port kick out an ethernet-like signal that allows for direct tablet/phone-to-<enter network device here> communications..

Hell, I'd pay for the cable / application / combo in a heart-beat...
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To set up access control panels i must first direct connect to the panel to set the IP address for the network i am putting the panel on. If i could do this with my phone instead of hauling out my laptop, firing it up signing in then climb the ladder with the laptop, balance it then change the settings in the panel - HHHMMMM let me think this one over!!!! 5 pound laptop or 5 ounce phone???
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As an IT professional, I - for one - would LOVE to have a simple cable (MicroUSB-to-RJ45) for both my tablet and/or my phone that allowed me to plug directly into routers, switches, Access points, servers, firewalls and PCs

This would be INVALUABLE for troubleshooting, configurations and a serious cool factor.

How hard can it be, with dev's creating custom kernels that can make a Droid look like a freaking iMac, to have a USB (or microUSB) port kick out an ethernet-like signal that allows for direct tablet/phone-to-<enter network device here> communications..

Hell, I'd pay for the cable / application / combo in a heart-beat...
Dont call other people names when you yourself apparently dont have the very competency you accuse others of not having.

If you think its easy, why dont you make one yourself? You are just the same as those people who always ask "how hard can it be?" when they themselves apparently dont even know where to start. The whole point is that Google made Android phones and tablets to be WIRELESS. That's the whole point of the phone/tablet not having ethernet support, because it was designed to be used for you when you are on the go and far away from any wired support. Plus if they had that sort of functionality, it would turn off the carriers from supporting such products because they wont earn from your data plans because you'd use wired connection.

Its not just the technical details of how hard supporting such a feature is for Google, but the marketing details as well. If Androids supported ethernet cables out of the box, I dont think major carriers would touch those things with a 12 foot long spear, as those devices would earn as much for them as an old Nokia 3310 would.
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Without hardware support it's impossible. Ethernet (IEEE 802.3) is fundamentally different to wireless (IEEE 802.11). Without a host controller that supports Ethernet it's a non-starter.
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I'm not sure about usb hosting or power requirements, but if you look up "usb ethernet adapter" on amazon or other such sites you'll find several options. They are full fledged ethernet "cards" in a usb stick, and include an ethernet jack. I haven't checked if this would actually work with an Android phone, but I imagine there are posts out there that explore the options.
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I'm not sure about usb hosting or power requirements, but if you look up "usb ethernet adapter" on amazon or other such sites you'll find several options. They are full fledged ethernet "cards" in a usb stick, and include an ethernet jack. I haven't checked if this would actually work with an Android phone, but I imagine there are posts out there that explore the options.

In case anybody hasn't noticed that the new ASUS Transformer Prime comes with a keyboard dock that does have a USB port. So if a usb to Ethernet dongle exists that works under GB or ICS this would be a great way to make the tablet way more effective that what it otherwise would be.
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You make some good points, but not all are valid. If Android's aim was to get us all on data plans, then they would have dropped Wifi support as well.

Laptops, which are designed to be used cable-free most of the time, still include RJ45 jacks, so your argument about Android not supporting wired ethernet due to it's wireless nature is also illogical.

Besides, a device that can be used mostly for wireless communications does not preclude it having cabled communications. Eg, Android devices still support USB Mass Storage and MTP over a wired USB connection.

Anyway, I would love for Android to support a USB RJ45 connector on devices with USB host. A quick search on ebay for Android tablets reveals many cheapo China-made Android tablets that do support wired ethernet, so it is apparently possible to port a ethernet driver to Android.

Folks who think this is not necessary obviously have never experienced a situation where a wired connection would be useful. For example, I have been in offices where a wifi connection requires VPN but a wired connection does not. It's definitely easier to just plug into the lan via cable than getting the VPN settings from tech support guys in India over a long distance phone call.


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Dont call other people names when you yourself apparently dont have the very competency you accuse others of not having.

If you think its easy, why dont you make one yourself? You are just the same as those people who always ask "how hard can it be?" when they themselves apparently dont even know where to start. The whole point is that Google made Android phones and tablets to be WIRELESS. That's the whole point of the phone/tablet not having ethernet support, because it was designed to be used for you when you are on the go and far away from any wired support. Plus if they had that sort of functionality, it would turn off the carriers from supporting such products because they wont earn from your data plans because you'd use wired connection.

Its not just the technical details of how hard supporting such a feature is for Google, but the marketing details as well. If Androids supported ethernet cables out of the box, I dont think major carriers would touch those things with a 12 foot long spear, as those devices would earn as much for them as an old Nokia 3310 would.
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TL-WA701ND is a TP-Link wireless access point with a bunch of operation modes, along with POE, I've used it in AP mode set specifically for my tablet. Now, it isn't tethered to my tablet, I have successfully used it to diagnose networks and setup new hardware. The rough $40 for it, is also a good deal. In some cases, I place one on-site to monitor easily when I arrive. Also, you can setup the wireless connection manually, to test networks without DHCP. Now, I hope the cell providers will write LTE drivers for their USB adapters under Android, as there are currently no tablets with LTE support, that I've seen.

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The simple reason to prefer cabled instead wireless, is 2,4 Ghz!!! Microwaves are dangerous like any other wireless transmission.
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The simple reason to prefer cabled instead wireless, is 2,4 Ghz!!! Microwaves are dangerous like any other wireless transmission.
Trust me! FOr your health, power off wireless when you can!
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HTC Devices, at least ones with Sense 3.0+ (but maybe even older ones, I'm not sure), have the ability to connect to a computer's internet source through USB. It's called internet pass-through. All you need to do is install the HTC drivers on your PC and select Internet Pass-Through when you connect your USB cable.
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Found this thread after googling the same question. wow, it gets off the rails pretty quick.

And yes, back on topic. Philosophies and opinions aside, can this be done, I think yes. We now have the IO SDKs and this is one use case. I can think of several scenarios where having a wired ethernet hanging off a Droid would be useful.

What I want it for is to go the other way, USB tethering but with a wired ethernet dongle. I needed it today trying to setup a temporary internet at a warehouse. It all worked fine with WiFI tethering but I would have liked giving the router a wire instead of adding an AP in client mode to get over to the Droid. I'm running a firewall, vpn, 3 printers, and a few PCs. A USB to ethernet dongle would have been even better.
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Not possible. But I like the idea of sharing via a usb cable. Wifi is good enough. Except att uverse is sucky. They already came to our house many times and never fixed the issue. We replaced the modem 3 times already and it still doesn't work. They said everything is fine so they can't do anything. Then they charged for the visit. And they will if everything is fine again. But every 3 days I need to reset the router and that screws up my recordings. And with the att vail its every day now. It doesn't connect to wifi. But as soon as I reset the router it connects right away when I say connect. So annoying. But ethernet fails. Well not never but rarely. Like maybe once or twice a year compared to the every day for wifi. So I like the sharing idea.

So what you are saying is I can plug in my phone like for charging to my mac or pc laptop. Then steal internet from my ethernet coming into my mac or pc.

Or is that not how it works.
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As an IT professional, I - for one - would LOVE to have a simple cable (MicroUSB-to-RJ45) for both my tablet and/or my phone that allowed me to plug directly into routers, switches, Access points, servers, firewalls and PCs

This would be INVALUABLE for troubleshooting, configurations and a serious cool factor.

How hard can it be, with dev's creating custom kernels that can make a Droid look like a freaking iMac, to have a USB (or microUSB) port kick out an ethernet-like signal that allows for direct tablet/phone-to-<enter network device here> communications..

Hell, I'd pay for the cable / application / combo in a heart-beat...
This is exactly what I'm looking for - a micro-USB to RJ45 adapter. It's now mid-March 2012 - has anyone heard if there is such a device yet? Thanks.
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try goodling/search this site => **********.com they seem to have a variety of usb-to-rj45-adapters and mention for androidwe have the same desire to have the option to connectto a LANRJ4 cable for the same reasons listed bya few others here. not everything is best done wirelessly.how about if the Android device is used as a machineor device controller where a signal isn't strong orpossible or desireable?we'll probably try one of the or more of the optionsshown on the ********** site to see what works outof the box.from the looks of this site, they are China.we may cross search for US suppliers of theseitems first before trying payment to that area.
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This is exactly what I'm looking for - a micro-USB to RJ45 adapter. It's now mid-March 2012 - has anyone heard if there is such a device yet? Thanks.
I would assume if you got a micro-USB to female USB adapter, then a normal USB ethernet adapter. At least that physical limitation would be lifted. But then you still have to worry about the phone supporting it in the hardware and if the kernel supports it.
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I use one of these at work:

Zenithink

It comes with generic ICS and a RJ-45 to microUSB adapter.

It works perfectly.

I would assume that the adapter would work on a phone, if someone could write basic drivers into an .apk to install.

Or maybe someone with abit more knowledge could investigate how this works on this particular tablet.
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WirelessHD - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gigabit wireless for everyone: Wilocity demos first 60GHz wireless devices | ExtremeTech

WirelessHD or WiGig should be added into phones.
WiFi is SLOW and unreliable. WirelessHD/WiGig is not. In fact its faster than copper or my HUB(which can work at 100Mhz)

It may be short range but that can be worked around. So instead of looking for another wired tether try advance things by pushing for a new roaming format. You may have to add a few access points to your home to make it seamless but that is so much better than being tied to a wall via a wire.
Maybe the quad core phone by years end? That would be awesome!!!
If this happens I will have to buy a wireless keyboard and learn how to work on my phone :-)
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As an addendum imagine a future where your pocket will be able to transmit your information to a monitor of your choosing with no cable or dock station and all your data I/O goes at blinding speed to and from the internet. This is all possible with WiGig. Your laptop of the future will make phone calls and fit in your pocket. Isnt that a laugh.
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Perchance are you wearing a tinfoil hat?
Apropos your answers to Montanarifs post: "ethernet Vs Wireless - The simple reason to prefer cabled instead wireless, is 2,4 Ghz!!! Microwaves are dangerous like any other wireless transmission.
Trust me! FOr your health, power off wireless when you can!



It seams that you and others around here donīt know anything about the enormus rising number of people having health problems with the vigorously increased quantity of microwaves that surround us.

A number of us are so seriously attack (google "Electromagnetic hypersensitivity", and check it out - and perhaps youīll understand just a little bit more), that wireless solutions is no option. If we wonīt get sick using wireless equipment, we have the choice to use wired solutions or not being a part of it-world.

Thatīs why it is so important for some of us to find a useful way to connect eg a tablet to the internet via a cable.
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It seams that you and others around here donīt know anything about the enormus rising number of people having health problems with the vigorously increased quantity of microwaves that surround us.
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Thatīs why it is so important for some of us to find a useful way to connect eg a tablet to the internet via a cable.
Congrats! This is a really superb post which made me to register here. You seem to be one of very few people here who really use some critical thoughts instead of blindly following the addicted masses. That's good and you have my vote
I just can't get it why someone here even thinks about defending the startegy to ONLY use WIFI when there COULD be cable-bound options out there with no or just a little effort.

To the others:
Ever heard something about the freedom of choice? Why are you supporting a market dictate??
I don't care if you prefer to kill yourself with microwave-based technologies as long as you don't kill the others along with your choice! It's the same as with smoking... if you choose to ignore any danger associated whith it - do it! But don't harm the others while doing so!

People who think WIFI is not dangerous are brainwashed and / or ignorant and never checked the clinical results that exist for this. People who defend the current situation where WIFI is the ONLY solution are supporting the destruction of their own health and the destruction of the heath of others! They are the ones who prevent other solutions to be made available because they refuse to support the freedom of choice. Instead they prefer to ignore ANY critical argument and even are part of the ridicule for such efforts. When I read the "tinfoil" post here you known what I'm talking about! You should really be ashame of yourself.

Freedom means that there is not only one choice. It's sad to see that more and more we are forced into a world which is just unhealthy and oriented towards addiction and forced behaviour. Yes, a majority of people is so addicted to mobile deviced that they refuse to think about any negative aspects of this technology.

Microwave-based devices are very dangerous as they are PROVEN to be destroying your health but lobbies around the world have successfully silenced and ridiculed anyone who dares to speak about it.

I am also looking for a USB based LAN solution for an Acer tablet as I refuse to use the WIFI connection. The device as such can do a lot of things so I'm free to reject the use of any of its microwave-based functions while still having a quite multifunctional device.

So anyone here who even questions someone wanting USB to ethernet support for their mobile device has not understood anything about the freedom of choice and health in general.

Watch this video and get informed:

Cell Phone Dangers | Dr. Devra Davis @ National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) - YouTube
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Some tablets can be used like notebook replacements (like for example Asus Transformer). So it's just natural to add an RJ45 (UTP) port to tablets. Ethernet connection is much faster than WiFi, so why on Earth not to use it? I really do not enjoy to see how slow the youtube videos download on my tablet, especially when I have an ethernet cable available to connect it.

Another reason to implement Ethernet on Android? There are some motherboards with gigabit ethernet that can test cables (speed, if it's broken it tells you where it is broken (in meters)). They can do a bit of the job of Fluke network testers. Now, imagine you make ethernet networks and you want to test cables and connections. With a phone or tablet with RJ45 (or USB to RJ45) and with the right application for that, you can test all the cables (ping, speed, check where the cable is broken), without buying expensive testers for it (Fluke, JDSU Validator, etc). Many users don't realize yet how useful it will be, but my guess is that ethernet in Android devices will be very popular.
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Congrats! This is a really superb post which made me to register here. You seem to be one of very few people here who really use some critical thoughts instead of blindly following the addicted masses. That's good and you have my vote
I just can't get it why someone here even thinks about defending the startegy to ONLY use WIFI when there COULD be cable-bound options out there with no or just a little effort.

To the others:
Ever heard something about the freedom of choice? Why are you supporting a market dictate??
I don't care if you prefer to kill yourself with microwave-based technologies as long as you don't kill the others along with your choice! It's the same as with smoking... if you choose to ignore any danger associated whith it - do it! But don't harm the others while doing so!

People who think WIFI is not dangerous are brainwashed and / or ignorant and never checked the clinical results that exist for this. People who defend the current situation where WIFI is the ONLY solution are supporting the destruction of their own health and the destruction of the heath of others! They are the ones who prevent other solutions to be made available because they refuse to support the freedom of choice. Instead they prefer to ignore ANY critical argument and even are part of the ridicule for such efforts. When I read the "tinfoil" post here you known what I'm talking about! You should really be ashame of yourself.

Freedom means that there is not only one choice. It's sad to see that more and more we are forced into a world which is just unhealthy and oriented towards addiction and forced behaviour. Yes, a majority of people is so addicted to mobile deviced that they refuse to think about any negative aspects of this technology.

Microwave-based devices are very dangerous as they are PROVEN to be destroying your health but lobbies around the world have successfully silenced and ridiculed anyone who dares to speak about it.

I am also looking for a USB based LAN solution for an Acer tablet as I refuse to use the WIFI connection. The device as such can do a lot of things so I'm free to reject the use of any of its microwave-based functions while still having a quite multifunctional device.

So anyone here who even questions someone wanting USB to ethernet support for their mobile device has not understood anything about the freedom of choice and health in general.

Watch this video and get informed:

Cell Phone Dangers | Dr. Devra Davis @ National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) - YouTube
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37OWL7AzvHo&feature=related[/url]

There are lots of reasons to use wired ethernet over wireless. This isn't one of them.
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Interesting thread.

I don't have my tinfoil hat on yet am still interested in micro usb to ethernet (RJ45) connections.

I have crappy cell service at work and no wifi. It would be nice to have an ehternet connection in my office.

Also, I'm thinking of setting up a VERY low powered router/server using an older Android phone at home.

Servers Ultimate Turns Your Old Android Phone Into a Tiny, Multipurpose Server - for example

I googled and see these on Amazon - Amazon.com: Micro USB to Ethernet Port Adapter for Tablet 7"/8"/10" inch: Computers & Accessories

Any luck with these things?
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