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:
- Plug the USB-to-Ethernet adaptor into the camera adaptor
- Plug an Ethernet cable into the USB-to-Ethernet adaptor
- Plug the Ethernet cable into your router
- Plug the lightning cable into the camera adaptor
- Plug the lightning cable into the power adaptor (or powered USB hub)
- Plug the power adaptor (or powered USB hub) into the wall
- 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]