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Debbie Dunkley

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Re: Bypassing WiFi - anyone try cable from Lightning to RJ45
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2018, 11:01:50 am »

The USB port on the iPad has insufficient power to meet Ethernet specifications.  Even the newest chipsets such as the Davicom DM9601 draw almost 200ma.  While data on the Lightning connector is hard to come by as Apple's MSI program NDA includes death/castration and eternal damnation as remedies one can assume that it can't even come close to sourcing that much current.

Underpowering the Ethernet chip is going to lead to stability problems. 

Without lab gear it would be hard to test the reliability of the device.  External USB power packs are a good way to have an Ethernet port on a tablet and stay untethered.  This is how I powered my USB audio adapter before I sprung for an iPad measurement mic.

Scott - are you suggesting, I use the powered hub anyway if I go hard wired -to avoid stability issues and that using cables without the hub might cause problems?
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Re: Bypassing WiFi - anyone try cable from Lightning to RJ45
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2018, 01:37:02 am »

Scott - are you suggesting, I use the powered hub anyway if I go hard wired -to avoid stability issues and that using cables without the hub might cause problems?
Debbie, Hi yes that's exactly what I am saying.

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Re: Bypassing WiFi - anyone try cable from Lightning to RJ45
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2018, 10:28:47 am »

Debbie, Hi yes that's exactly what I am saying.

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OK... so in that case this lightning to ethernet cable is unnecessary because I have to split the lightning > USB female and USB male >ethernet cables that I already have to put the powered hub in between them anyway.
As mine works and is only a back-up, I'll stick to what I have.
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Re: Bypassing WiFi - anyone try cable from Lightning to RJ45
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2018, 05:00:30 pm »

OK... so in that case this lightning to ethernet cable is unnecessary because I have to split the lightning > USB female and USB male >ethernet cables that I already have to put the powered hub in between them anyway.
As mine works and is only a back-up, I'll stick to what I have.
Besides what Scott said, why replace something that is working and paid for?  According to Scott, it's a better setup, anyway.  Done and done.
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Re: Bypassing WiFi - anyone try cable from Lightning to RJ45
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2018, 05:13:18 pm »

Besides what Scott said, why replace something that is working and paid for?  According to Scott, it's a better setup, anyway.  Done and done.
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Yes Frank and that is the other reason to stick with what I have. If I was using it even once in a while, having a simplified version of cabling and losing the powered hub would be nice but it stays in my bag pretty much and so as back up it makes perfect sense to stay as is....
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Re: Bypassing WiFi - anyone try cable from Lightning to RJ45
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