iPad 30-pin USB adapter for fast Ethernet use

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by BornAgainApple, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    BornAgainApple

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    I work in the telecom sector and looking for a way to use my iPad to interface with my equipment via a telnet or browser session. This would greatly reduce the weight and complexity of my tool kit.

    My question: does anyone know if the iPad (3rd Generation in my case) supports the use of a USB-Ethernet dongle? Is there a jailbreak tweak perhaps?

    Thanks to anyone and everyone who can help.
     
  2. Giuly, Mar 3, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2013

    macrumors 68040

    Giuly

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    Get a portable WiFi router.

    The new version is the ASUS WL-330NUL:
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    Looks like a USB-to-Ethernet adapter, but is actually a WiFi router that just uses USB for power.
     
  3. BornAgainApple, Mar 3, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2013

    thread starter macrumors 6502a

    BornAgainApple

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    Thanks, looks interesting. Do you currently use this with your iDevice? I want to be sure I won't get an error message from my iPad before I shell out $45. I also want to make sure the iPad can provide enough power to run this. More research is needed I guess. Thanks again.

    Update: I found the Asus press release states it supports iOS, so I guess that answers my question. I'll give it a try when it becomes available on Amazon.
     

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