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Offline kris.scott

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internet connection via micro usb port
« on: October 23, 2012, 09:36:15 AM »
is it possible to connect my nexus via the micro usb port to the internet, using a usb to ethernet connection? where i work we do not have wifi but we do have ethernet connections for desktop computers can i split the ethernet cable using a two way splitter then a ethernet to usb connection to plug in my usb to micro usb cable into so i can get onto the net like that? or will it not work?

any help is much appreciated

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Re: internet connection via micro usb port
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012, 11:01:51 AM »
I believe if you root your device you will be able to use an OTB cable to attach a usb wifi stick.

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Re: Re: internet connection via micro usb port
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012, 11:26:23 AM »
I believe if you root your device you will be able to use an OTB cable to attach a usb wifi stick.
What would be the difference between that and the built in Wi-Fi radio? Wi-Fi is still not available where he needs it...

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Re: internet connection via micro usb port
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2012, 04:06:11 PM »
According to various other forums, you can purchase an OTG cable, then a USB to Ethernet adapter, and you should be in business.  I know it works for the Galaxy Nexus, and from what I read, the N7 has the same, if not more capability, as far as the USB is concerned.
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Re: internet connection via micro usb port
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2012, 11:52:15 PM »
i will give it a go and let you know thanks for you're help much appreciated  :)

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Re: internet connection via micro usb port
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2012, 05:04:06 AM »
No problem.  Please post your findings, as I'm sure many will benefit from that slice of info.
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Re: internet connection via micro usb port
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2012, 09:35:28 AM »
AFAIK, you will be limited to one - way communication (receiving only)  unless you root your N7 and use a USB-OTG cable.
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Re: internet connection via micro usb port
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2012, 07:07:25 PM »
What I meant by a wifi stick is a device that is used to access your data plan with your Internet provider. Like a modem hotspot. Pardon my lingo mistake. I am in an everyday learning process myself. Do you have to use wires?
When you say no wifi. Is it blocked?
Do you not have a cell phone that you can tether while at work?
Just trying to help come up with a solution.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2012, 07:20:59 PM by bjs229 »

 


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