Originally Posted by pozer69
Pluggable USB RJ45/network adapter. Samsung disabled these so we would be forced to buy their adapters...
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No Ethernet-over-USB is compiled in the kernel 3.4.39. It's not true to write that Samsung as disable something to force people to buy their adapters.
I don't think Samsung has developed its own Ethernet-over-USB chipset. In the source, there is no driver for Samsung Ethernet-over-USB waiting to be compiled. The ethernet device marked "Samsung" seen in CES 2014 must be running already existing chipset(s). One more probable reason of missing ethernet driver is that Ethernet is not fully supported in the Android code. That's why some applications say : "no network found" when we have installed custom kernel supporting Ethernet-over-USB chipset. Disabling all low level ethernet support in the kernel reduces complains of users not used to kernel/ROM hack.