Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dropnbassonu, Sep 17, 2011.
Curious what the ethernet setting could be used for....any ideas?
Wired on via Ethernet to microUSB adapter?
Gotcha, why would I ever need to hook ethernet up to my phone?
If Wifi and 3G/4G are not available and you have a wired connection. I have stayed in a few hotels like that.
Have you done this with your phone and might this work on a droid X.
Another option that would free you from cables would be to go with the travel router. I know people who travel a lot use this.
This would definitely work with the X
I was thinking that it could be used by the HDMI ethernet channel. Its possible that it means your tethered devices could be connected via HDMI rather than USB.
I haven't tried it, but it would be interesting to see if someone connected the Bionic to a device that supports it via HDMI to see if the setting becomes enabled, and what it does.
Good point - everywhere I look at HDMI cables I see with and without Ethernet options, soooooo...
Time to man up and buy an HDMI w/ Ethernet cable!
Like these: Video Cables - Micro-HDMI/HDMI
Joe (messenger12) suggested this link instead, b/c it's cheaper - New 6ft Micro HDMI to HDMI AV Cable For Motorola Droid Bionic Verizon Wireless | eBay - but I want to make sure that I get Ethernet enabled HDMI cables. I'll pay double the price.
I bought the micro-hdmi cable from monoprice last week and will try it tonight and report back. Good thinking!
Nope, no dice! Hooked up the microHDMI to my TV and didn't have any luck with the ethernet setting changing from being grayed out and disabled
I got a pair of them coming in by week's end....
I think, though, that this i a setting that has been disabled by VZW. Like they used to do in the past, blocking native phone features before selling the phone to the public....
That's not good news... What TV did you plug it in to? Did you get the ethernet to work with that TV and other HDMI devices before?
This would have enormous industrial implications. Soon I will be going to a work site to commission some equipment and it would be very beneficial to be able to connect my Android phone or tablet to a PLC via an ethernet cable for diagnostic purposes.
Being able to carry a small device around a factory floor to access machine PLC's via a standard web browser over ethernet would be fantastic.
Yeah, if we can figure out a) how to unlock it, and b) how to actually get it working.