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Will this work? Ethernet -> USB A -> USB C -> USB A -> USB C

Caveman0407

I made a post talking about an ethernet connection on my phone. Recently, I bought a new mouse that came with a USB A (female) to USB C (female) adapter. Also, the USB A (female) to USB C (male) adapter that I bought previously didn't fit very nicely in my phone case and I'd like a little more range. I did try to plug the Ethernet adapter to the female-female A to C adapter but it didn't work. And yes, a Eth -> A -> USB hub -> C would work... half the time.

 

Thus my insane idea. So Ethernet (RJ45) gets converted to USB A, then converted to USB C via the old dongle, then converted to USB A female with the new adapter, before being plugged into my phone with an A to C cable. Or are some dongles just not equiped for phones?

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1 hour ago, Caveman0407 said:

I made a post talking about an ethernet connection on my phone. Recently, I bought a new mouse that came with a USB A (female) to USB C (female) adapter. Also, the USB A (female) to USB C (male) adapter that I bought previously didn't fit very nicely in my phone case and I'd like a little more range. I did try to plug the Ethernet adapter to the female-female A to C adapter but it didn't work. And yes, a Eth -> A -> USB hub -> C would work... half the time.

 

Thus my insane idea. So Ethernet (RJ45) gets converted to USB A, then converted to USB C via the old dongle, then converted to USB A female with the new adapter, before being plugged into my phone with an A to C cable. Or are some dongles just not equiped for phones?

For any USB device on a phone, something has to trigger the phones USB OTG mode.

 

This can be a dongle, or is built-in to most (possibly all?) ethernet adapters with USB-C connectors.

 

If you do this via a hub, the unreliability is likely a power issue.

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10 hours ago, Alex Atkin UK said:

For any USB device on a phone, something has to trigger the phones USB OTG mode.

 

This can be a dongle, or is built-in to most (possibly all?) ethernet adapters with USB-C connectors.

 

If you do this via a hub, the unreliability is likely a power issue.

I also did realize that with the hub, my battery drains faster than with the regular dongle setup

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Sure, the hub itself needs power. 

 

You only need a simple C to A female adapter, can use one with a bit of cable if you run into fitment problems with the case.

 

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15 hours ago, Kilrah said:

Sure, the hub itself needs power. 

 

You only need a simple C to A female adapter, can use one with a bit of cable if you run into fitment problems with the case.

 

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I already have an A (female) to C (male) adapter. The adapter doesn't fit well. The USB hub is Type A to A

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1 hour ago, Caveman0407 said:

I already have an A (female) to C (male) adapter. The adapter doesn't fit well. The USB hub is Type A to A

Buy an adapter that will fit, or buy a phone case with a large cutout for cables.

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