Wired Ethernet on android tablet

Submitted by DenRaf on Sat, 12/07/2013 - 17:54

Damián (not verified)

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:51

Thanks for your tip since I have searching for a Ethernet Android tablet for weeks and I have not yet found a adequate candidate. However, I would appreciate which is the tablet that you bought (may be provide a link) since, from what I read, there are many version of the Nexus 10 tablet (some do not seen to support Ethernet) even if it has a USB port. Secondly, I am wondering if there is a way to charge the tablet and use the USB port to access files in a USB flash drive as you are connected to Ethernet.

Hi Damian,

There are only 2 versions of the Nexus 10 to this day, only difference is the internal memory ( 16GB vs 32GB ). I have the 32GB version, but there should not be any difference in functionality.

Since there is only 1 USB port on the tablet, you would need a USB hub.

For a project I needed to work with an android tablet, but it had as restriction wireless was not allowed.

Typically a tablet is not foreseen to be physically connected to the network, so I had to find a solution. Luckily the tablet in question was a Nexus 10 with Android 4.4 kitkat. The tablet has a micro usb and a pogo docking port. As the local fry's had nothing with pogo I did go for the USB approach. This is also more universal. Has they had no micro USB to Ethernet, I had to buy a USB OTG and USB to Ethernet adapter. The Ethernet adaptor is the Linksys USB300M. This works out of the box. Enable airplane mode and you are working fully wired.

UPDATE: there is no need to enable airplane mode, android automatically disables the wireless.