Hack Together A Way To Connect An iPad Or iPhone Over Ethernet

Hack Together a Way to Connect an iPad or iPhone Over Ethernet

The iPhone and iPad have built-in Wi-Fi that works perfectly fine, but if for some reason you'd prefer an ethernet connection, blogger Jacob Salmela shows you how to do it. You'll basically hack together a string of adapters for this to work. You'll need: an iOS device, ethernet cable, Apple Lightning to USB cable, A/C adaptor, USB ethernet adaptor and Lightning to USB camera adaptor (or a powered USB hub). Once you have all that nonsense gathered together, you'll need to follow a very specific set of steps to get online:

  1. Plug the USB-to-Ethernet adaptor into the camera adaptor
  2. Plug an Ethernet cable into the USB-to-Ethernet adaptor
  3. Plug the Ethernet cable into your router
  4. Plug the lightning cable into the camera adaptor
  5. Plug the lightning cable into the power adaptor (or powered USB hub)
  6. Plug the power adaptor (or powered USB hub) into the wall
  7. Connect the camera adaptor (or the powered usb hub) to your iOS device

It's certainly a hacky solution, but it's also a problem that most of us don't need a solution for. Still, if you need to get your iOS device on a wired connection, this seems to be the only way to do it. Head over to Salmela's site for the full details.

Use Wired Ethernet On You iPad or iPhone [Jacob Salmela]


    Can you use the iPad personal hotspot via Ethernet? Useful if I run out of data.

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