Possible to use Moto G5 with ethernet?


#1

is it possible to connect my Moto G5 to ethernet cable?
(in area with no wifi and very pitiful cell service, but RJ45 connectors readily available)

Would an off-the-shelf ethernet-to-usb adapter work?


#2

Hi @kenneths.jc8nkn,

It’s at theoretically possible to connect an Android phone to Ethernet but I haven’t personally tried to do so. More here :https://www.davebennett.tech/connect-android-to-ethernet.


#3

Hi @kenneths.jc8nkn
I found a cable to do it but never had the need to try it. PLUGABLE OTG FAST ETHERNET USB 2 MICRO-B 10/100 ASIX 88772A


#4

Both the Moto G5 and G5 Plus are on the compatibility list for the adapter linked by @bocephous here: https://plugable.com/products/usb2-otge100.


#5

Although using Ethernet to directly connect a phone that is designed for WiFi is ‘interesting’, I think that you would find a lot more instances where users were adding WiFi to PC’c/Laptops, All-in-ones where the built in WiFi fails or didn’t exist . Often the WiFi adapter is on the motherboard, and it is a lot cheaper to add a USB WiFi adapter


#6

Easiest Solution: https://goo.gl/FksD3g


#7

Wow, you guys are Johnny-on-the-spot with the answers!
Huge thanks!
Will give 'er a try – hopefully today – and report back.
~Ken


#8

Here is another one that I used while living abroad. Very simple and reliable.

TP Link Ethernet Wireless Router


#9

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