iPad Air ethernet/no usb hub?

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  1. jpma macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I've got an iPad Air and would like to connect it to ethernet but would like to do so without the usb hub.

    Is it possible to use the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter -> USB to Ethernet Adapter -> lan cable
    while at the same time charging the iPad via the lightning port from the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter?

    Has anyone try this before?
     
  2. LCPepper macrumors 6502

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    Yes, this should be absolutely fine. I haven't tried it myself, but that's how all those bits and bobs are meant to work!

    Maybe someone who's got this setup could confirm?

    From the Apple website: http://www.apple.com/uk/shop/product/MK0W2ZM/A/lightning-to-usb-3-camera-adapter

    " With the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, it’s easy to transfer photos and videos from your high-resolution digital camera to your iPad Pro. After you connect the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, your iPad Pro automatically opens the Photos app, which lets you choose photos and videos to import, then organises them into albums.

    Add even greater capability and versatility to your iPad Pro by powering the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter with a USB Power Adapter. Then you can connect USB peripherals like hubs, Ethernet adapters, audio/MIDI interfaces, and card readers for CompactFlash, SD, microSD and more.

    The Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter supports standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW, along with SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro transfers data at USB 3 speeds, while the 9.7-inch iPad Pro uses USB 2. "

    Edit: to add the stuff from Apple
     
  3. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    Not sure about the air as has ios 10.

    my ipad 3 does not work like this.
    the camera kit will only allow a usb keyboard or a flash drive with a DCIM folder to work in the usb port.

    I do not have a camera kit for my fiancee air 2 as the one we have is not ios 10 supported.
    So I am unable to test this for you.

    EDIT:

    yes it should work:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7503202?start=0&tstart=0
     
  4. jpma thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thank for replying.

    yes on apple website it stated with usb hub and never mention anything about simultaneously charging with lightning cable.
     
  5. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    yes it does:

    "It requires power. I don't know if the older connection kit had a lightning connector but the new USB 3 version does and it has to be plugged in"
     
  6. ecschwarz macrumors 65816

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    I've done both versions of the camera kit with Ethernet (I use a Belkin 10/100 model that you can get at just about every Target and Amazon for <$20) and it works great with my iPhone, work iPad Air 2, and personal iPad Pro (12.9). It was recommended as it draws much less power than most other USB->Ethernet adapters on the market.

    The nice thing about that particular Ethernet adapter is that with the old camera kit (that was only a USB-A female port), no extra power is required so it's great for field use. Using that adapter with an Anker gigabit Ethernet adapter required a USB hub. The same is true with the newer camera kit (Belkin doesn't need extra power, but plugging it in will charge the iPad; Anker needs power to work).
     
  7. jpma thread starter macrumors 6502

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    To find specifically Belkin ethernet usb will take little of search here and there.
    Thank you for the info. That's a very valuable information.
     
  8. ecschwarz macrumors 65816

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  9. jpma thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've just made the purchased on both the Apple ethernet to usb and the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter. Tested on my iPad Air 1st gen and iPad Pro 12", all working fine.

    thank you
     

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