Apple's new USB 3.0/Ethernet adapter: how to & video

25 March 2016, 12:16

Over at Dan Dorato’s got hold of one of the new Lightning-to-USB 3 adapters, and combined it with one of Apple’s exisiting USB-to-Ethernet adapters to get an iPad online sans Wi-Fi.

It takes a little effort, and a laundry list of items (including a power source), but might be worth it if the Wi-Fi where you are is patchy or – of course – non-existent. Click here to see a video of it in action.

All you need is:

1. Apple Lightning to USB 3 adapter
2. An iOS device running 9.3 or later
3. An Apple USB to Ethernet adapter
4. A Lightning Cable (For Charging)
5. A USB charger.

Since the USB to Ethernet adapter requires power it is necessary to use a power adapter otherwise you will get the dreaded “Not Enough Power” dialog box.

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