Jan 6, 2015

Internet on android phone using RJ45 ethernet cable

Suyash Agarwal
Lucknow
India

Ques. Hello!! There are several lan ports in my college. Can i connect my android phone(4.2.2) to lan port via micro usb to rj45 converter
http://www.multi-com.pl/multicom/img//product_1314273235_783187552_sam_un_nspro_big.png

Ans. The product on the link you suggested will never work for internet access (It may only work for charging), what can work is this : http://www.amazon.com/Smays-Ethernet-100Mbps-Network-Adapter/dp/B008N3BTWY

Even this is not guaranteed to work on all tablet/phones. 

See below what the seller says about this: 
"This adapter will not work if YOUR tablet / phone manufacturers have not included an Ethernet (wired internet) capability in their version of the Operating System. For this reason, the following ANDROID tablets can not use this adapter: Samsung tablets, ACER, Lenovo, Sony, Coby-Kyros. Toshiba models "Thrive7", AT200" (ExciteLE) will not work with this adapter. This adapter will not work with Windows 8 "RT" Version. This adapter will not "Enable" a tablet that is not configured to work with Ethernet. Consult your Manufacturer or your applicable web forum if you are uncertain. "

Even if it is supported by your device, you may have to root the device too, and the hardest part will be to find such a device in India !!

TechTantrik verdict: If you happen to find one, don't buy before trying it out with your own phone.




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