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Ethernet Cable for iPad and iPhone (L5-NET)


The Redpark Ethernet adaptor Cable connects lightning port of an iPad or iPhone to 10/100 ethernet. It is powered by the iPad or iPhone and provides a network connection that delivers higher reliability and lower latency than wireless networking.

Once the Ethernet Cable is connected to an iPad or iPhone (running iOS 10 or later) it is instantly recognized as a network connection that is available for use by any iOS app. By default it uses DHCP, but you can use the “Settings” app on your iPad or iPhone to configure the network connection and proxy settings.

The Redpark Ethernet Cable makes it easy to connect to ethernet devices for field service uses cases. It is also useful for Facebook Live, Periscope and other video streaming apps.

Note: If you require an adaptor to both charge and provide ethernet; the L6-NETPOE utilising PoE, or the L6-NETAC with a 240V adaptor, should be used.

Part #: L5-Net
UPC #: 013964221282
Length: 6 ft

Q: How do I configure the network connection?
A: Using the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. Once the Adapter is connected to an iPad or iPhone, "Ethernet" will appear in the Settings app in between Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Both DHCP and Static IP addresses are supported.

Q: What apps can I use with the Ethernet Cable?
A: The network connection provided by the Etherent Cable is available to be used by any iOS app.

Q: What is the maximum bandwidth of the ethernet connection?
A: The Ethernet Cable is a specialty form of USB 2 to Ethernet Adapter. It provides bandwidth up to 95 Mbps. The maximum bandwidth is dependent upon the USB sub-system in the iPad or iPhone.

Q: Can I share an iPad's or iPhone's cellular data connection over the ethernet connection?
A: Not currently. Perhaps a future version of iOS will support this.

Q: Does the Ethernet Cable have a unique MAC address?
A: Yes. Each Cable is programmed with a unique MAC address during the manufacturing process. The MAC address appears as the Serial Number in the Settings app. See General>Settings>About and select Ethernet Cable.

Q: Can I also use Wi-FI when the Ethernet Cable is connected?
A: Not currently. Perhaps a future version of iOS will support this. When this cable is connected iOS will automatically choose to use ethernet as your network connection.

Q: What version of iOS is required?
A: iOS 10.0.x or later.