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RJ45/LAN cable connector?

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By Panja, Senior Member on 27th May 2014, 12:25 PM
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Is there a RJ45/LAN cable connector available for our Nexus 7?
I have installed a few very useful apps (IP tools, Fing, etc), they all work great but of course I need a WIFI connection before they are really useful.
At work I'm often in situations where there is no WIFI available or you just need to test through cable.
At the moment I need my laptop for this, would be great if I can do all with only my Nexus at hand.
 
 
27th May 2014, 01:10 PM |#2  
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Would such combination work on our beloved Nexus 7 (2013)?

http://www.dx.com/p/micro-usb-5-pin-...5#.U4R-45SSyRM

http://www.dx.com/p/usb-2-0-to-10-10...7#.U4SAI5SSyRM
28th May 2014, 06:39 PM |#3  
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i bought mine on ebay


Does it work with the Nexus 7 on 4.4.2?
29th May 2014, 09:39 PM |#4  
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So far, yeah

OK, thanks. I ordered an OTG and USB LAN cable yesterday.
Not from DX, can't wait 3 weeks to deliver. :P

Can you post a link?
30th May 2014, 10:14 PM |#5  
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-USB-OT...item3cd815045d

Thanks! I ordered an Edimax EU4208 which has the same chipset (AX88772B) as yours so hopefully it will work!
Also ordered a separate OTG cable.
2nd June 2014, 09:16 PM |#6  
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I hope so! Good luck

Thanks, I'll let you know!
2nd June 2014, 09:37 PM |#7  
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Just be careful what OTG cable you get. I have found a lot of them being very finicky! You can constantly lose you network connection.
4th June 2014, 05:19 PM |#8  
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Just received my OTG cable and Edimax EU-4208 (usb lan cable with ASIX AX88772B chipset) and it does not work OTB.
After flashing the bootloader through ADB mentioned here & here I can confirm it does work!

When doing a speedtest through http://speedtest2.nl and downloading a 1000mb.bin file I get a speed of 8 - 9MB/s.
Multiplied by 8 gives me a nice 70mbit/s, which should be pretty decent for an USB2.0 usb LAN cable.
(I have a 120mbit cable connection)

Only downside I found it does not add an ethernet option to my Android Settings Menu.
That sucks because I'm not able to set any network settings this way (IP, DNS, Subnet, Gateway etc).
Is there a way to add this? The OTG cable + lan adapter is purely for network testing etc, so setting an IP, DNS etc would be kinda mandatory.
Also a few apps do not work without a wifi connection, for instance: Fing. Is there a way to trick the apps? I already tried an XPosed module called: Hack Connectivity Service without luck...

Last edited by Panja; 4th June 2014 at 06:11 PM.
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