Combining USB-C to OTG with USB to LAN Work?

Boris_yo

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Hello,

I want to buy USB-C to LAN adapter so I could connect and configure routers using either smartphone or tablet:

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I checked a few reviews on AE and they mentioned that those adapters do not work with Macs and smartphones. Other reviews said that they work but none mention what brand of device they have.

I thought whether I should buy USB to LAN instead and connect it to USB-C to OTG that I already have in case connecting former to my device won't work:

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I wonder if it's okay and won't cause damage?

Thanks
 
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Tup3x

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There's no difference with either approach other than the second one is more hassle. Wether or not it works will depend on if the phone used has drivers and support for that ethernet adapter (probably not).
 

Boris_yo

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Tup3x Is there a way to check if my smartphone and/or tablet have drivers? If they don't, how do I install required drivers on Android OS?
 

Tup3x

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Tup3x Is there a way to check if my smartphone and/or tablet have drivers? If they don't, how do I install required drivers on Android OS?
This might work: https://www.amazon.com/UGREEN-Ethernet-Thunderbolt-Converter-Chromebook/dp/B082K62S48/

It's listed as being compatible with these:
  • Compatible with iPad Mini 6 2021, iPad Pro 2020/2018, iPad Air 4 2020
  • Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S20/S20 Plus/S20 Ultra/S10/S10 Plus/S10e/S9/S9 Plus/S8/S8 Plus/Note 10/Note 10+/Note 9/ Note 8, Tab Pro Google Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel C, Nexus 5X / 6P, Lumia 950 / 950XL
  • Compatible with Huawei P40/P40 Pro/Mate 30/Mate 30 Pro; Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
It doesn't necessarily mean that others do no support it. It's probably common enough chip that has wide support.
 

Boris_yo

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Tup3x Hi. After a bit of research I learned that thise adapters while have broad compatibility, are still hit or miss.

You mentioned that there's no difference whether it's to be used with suitable plug or through adapter to match smartphone's USB port. I don't know about this. Are OTG cables adapters or converters per se? If they are just adapters without any chip in the middle then it won't affect negatively on compatibility. But what if there is a chip that does the conversion?
 

Tup3x

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Tup3x Hi. After a bit of research I learned that thise adapters while have broad compatibility, are still hit or miss.

You mentioned that there's no difference whether it's to be used with suitable plug or through adapter to match smartphone's USB port. I don't know about this. Are OTG cables adapters or converters per se? If they are just adapters without any chip in the middle then it won't affect negatively on compatibility. But what if there is a chip that does the conversion?
Basically all modern phones support USB host and that's the only thing that matters. Those cables are adapters, not converters.
 

Boris_yo

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Found out that USB to Ethernet adapters containing one if the following chips can work on Android and Linux:

- AX88179
- AX88179A
- AX88772
- AX88772A
- RTL8153
- RTL8153B

I think RTL supports Xiaomi's Mi Box S and *772 supports Wii Switch.
 
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