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When I saw this, I decided to try an adapter I had lying around to see if it worked. It's a Netgear FA120.

Works same as using the dock, except no power needed.
Here is what I did.
1. Tablet off.
2. Plug in adapter to tablet and ethernet.
3. Power on tablet.
4. Run terminal emulator.
5. Type:
su <- switches to power user
netcfg eth0 dhcp <- enables ethernet adapter using dhcp
setprop net.dns1 192.168.1.1 <- sets the DNS server to my router's address, you need to substitute by your own router's address.

I have found a couple of issues with ethernet connectivity, one of them being that when you try to download something from the market, the download seems to start and just hangs at 0%. Not sure why this is, but I'm afraid that the download process might be trying to use the WiFi adapter...just my guess.

Hope this helps.

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Originally Posted by pgonza02 View Post
When I saw this, I decided to try an adapter I had lying around to see if it worked. It's a Netgear FA120.

Works same as using the dock, except no power needed.
Here is what I did.
1. Tablet off.
2. Plug in adapter to tablet and ethernet.
3. Power on tablet.
4. Run terminal emulator.
5. Type:
su <- switches to power user
netcfg eth0 dhcp <- enables ethernet adapter using dhcp
setprop net.dns1 192.168.1.1 <- sets the DNS server to my router's address, you need to substitute by your own router's address.

I have found a couple of issues with ethernet connectivity, one of them being that when you try to download something from the market, the download seems to start and just hangs at 0%. Not sure why this is, but I'm afraid that the download process might be trying to use the WiFi adapter...just my guess.

Hope this helps.
Thanks pgonza02
I followed your instructions and bam working well for me.
I bought mine at amazon, since i can't post the link, search for USB 2.0 to RJ-45 Ethernet Adapter for $6.99 and the seller is Deals International. Shipping was fast too
 
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Thanks pgonza02
I followed your instructions and bam working well for me.
I bought mine at amazon, since i can't post the link, search for USB 2.0 to RJ-45 Ethernet Adapter for $6.99 and the seller is Deals International. Shipping was fast too
Awesome, glad I was able to help.

Current:
AT&T Samsung Galaxy SIII (SGH-i747) 64GB SanDisk external uSD - AOKP 10/31/2013
Microsoft Surface 2
Viewsonic G Tablet - CM 7.1.0.1

Former:
AT&T Samsung Galaxy SII (SGH-i777) - CM9 RC1
AT&T Samsung Galaxy SII (SGH-i777) - UnNamed v2.2.1
Nook Color - CM 7.1.0
Nook Simple Touch - TouchNooter 2.1.31
iPhone 4
AT&T PURE:
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Thanks pgonza02
I followed your instructions and bam working well for me.
I bought mine at amazon, since i can't post the link, search for USB 2.0 to RJ-45 Ethernet Adapter for $6.99 and the seller is Deals International. Shipping was fast too
Here you are:
http://www.amazon.com/USB-2-0-RJ-45-...9302266&sr=1-7

That said, how about this for $4 ?
http://www.amazon.com/USB-Ethernet-N...9302266&sr=1-1
 
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Thanks pgonza02
I followed your instructions and bam working well for me.
I bought mine at amazon, since i can't post the link, search for USB 2.0 to RJ-45 Ethernet Adapter for $6.99 and the seller is Deals International. Shipping was fast too
Could you please check what chipset is this adapter using? Maybe also other cheap adapters will work, if they have the same chipset...
I saw lot of others has DM9601 or DM9610 chipset.

I would like to buy this one, but Deals International asks 38$ for shipping...bit too much for this little thing.
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think this is the same thing as the other one you showed?
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/usb-10-...er-dongle-2797
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think this is the same thing as the other one you showed?
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/usb-10-...er-dongle-2797
According to the reviews it has the "Supereal SR9600" chipset
 
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According to the reviews it has the "Supereal SR9600" chipset
Thanks for info.

So I just got this device for 3.3$:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=320697720334

According to the driver CD it is also using SR9600, but my rom doesn't not recognize it.
Could you please check which module is loaded in kernel for your adapter?
In case you don't know how to do that, please issue "lsmod" in Terminal or ConnectBot.
My phones:
Ericsson 2618 --> Alcatel OT501 --> Nokia 6510 --> Alcatel OT735 --> Nokia NGage --> HTC Wizard --> HTC Touch Pro(Raphael) --> HTC Desire HD(Ace) --> Samsung Galaxy SII

Samsung Galaxy SII: Android 4.4.2 KK ★ SlimSaber
HTC Wizard: WM6.1 ★ TNT5 ROM --> Backup, Bike navi

My tablets:
Nexus 10 - Android 4.3 JB ★ SlimBean 2.2
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I am sorry I didn't mean to confuse you, the one reported to work has the "dm9601 " chipset (according to an amazon review).

My reply about the SR9600 was regarding the dealextreme link someone posted earlier.

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Thanks for info.

So I just got this device for 3.3$:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=320697720334

According to the driver CD it is also using SR9600, but my rom doesn't not recognize it.
Could you please check which module is loaded in kernel for your adapter?
In case you don't know how to do that, please issue "lsmod" in Terminal or ConnectBot.
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I am sorry I didn't mean to confuse you, the one reported to work has the "dm9601 " chipset (according to an amazon review).

My reply about the SR9600 was regarding the dealextreme link someone posted earlier.
No probs. It looks like these two chips are either completely identical or at least can use the same driver.

But what I need is to get info what kernel module is loaded for this adapter on android ROM where it works.

So, dnrymrcl, could you please check what module is your kernel using for your module?
My phones:
Ericsson 2618 --> Alcatel OT501 --> Nokia 6510 --> Alcatel OT735 --> Nokia NGage --> HTC Wizard --> HTC Touch Pro(Raphael) --> HTC Desire HD(Ace) --> Samsung Galaxy SII

Samsung Galaxy SII: Android 4.4.2 KK ★ SlimSaber
HTC Wizard: WM6.1 ★ TNT5 ROM --> Backup, Bike navi

My tablets:
Nexus 10 - Android 4.3 JB ★ SlimBean 2.2
ViewSonic G-Tablet - Android 4.2.2 JB ★ Eclipse -> kids toy

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