Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



11 posts

Geek


Topic # 111530 6-Nov-2012 17:38 Send private message

Hi everybody, was wanting to know if it is possible to connect a samsung tablet or an ipad to the internet with a cable rather than wifi? Reason being, my brother wants one but his wife is against having wifi in the house due to "radiation"..   Any help appreciated thanks

Create new topic
253 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 9


  Reply # 713062 6-Nov-2012 17:47 Send private message

Im guessing a 3G tab is out of the question then, you know due to "radiation".

Do they not have cordless phones or mobiles or have neighbours with wifi? Or anything else that's got a radio in it?

But a little more on topic you can get micro us to Ethernet adapters

androidforums.com/nexus-7/596709-nexus-7-connects-via-ethernet.html

5175 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 740


  Reply # 713064 6-Nov-2012 17:50 Send private message

should probably ask her whether she is happy having a microwave, as they produce a lot more radiation.
so do lightbulbs for that matter.


253 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 9


  Reply # 713066 6-Nov-2012 17:53 Send private message

Im installing kies now to see if you can usb tether to a pc on a Samsung galaxy tab 10.1 for you.

gzt

4331 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 196

Subscriber

  Reply # 713137 6-Nov-2012 20:28 Send private message

What you are looking for is called reverse tether (with usb support). There are many apps available for this, and my guess is all will require rooting.

You could also consider Bluetooth. Shorter range, lower power, lower power consumption.

2329 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 78


  Reply # 713140 6-Nov-2012 20:38 Send private message

gzt: What you are looking for is called reverse tether (with usb support). There are many apps available for this, and my guess is all will require rooting.

You could also consider Bluetooth. Shorter range, lower power, lower power consumption.


But OMG, that's still radiation!


5936 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 94

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 713152 6-Nov-2012 20:59 Send private message

Just get her one of these and get over it, in your typical city environment the level of radiation from various broadcast facilities makes the level of RF from your WiFi AP seem trivial.


Cyril

581 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 38


  Reply # 713154 6-Nov-2012 21:04

Useful stickers pouches etc here:



http://m.dealextreme.com/search.dx?search=Radiation+shield&page=2



Sent from my iPhone via 3G mifi

3454 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 341

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 713157 6-Nov-2012 21:07 Send private message

Run a cable from the Tablet to something like the phone that does nothing, then use wifi for the connection and tell her it is via cable.

1886 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 177

Trusted
Subscriber

Reply # 713191 6-Nov-2012 21:38 Send private message

mrplane: ...his wife is against having wifi in the house due to "radiation"..

That's quite amusing. She should probably move off the planet then, due to natural background radiation.

Two other wikipedia links she may be interested in reading:
Wireless Electronic Devices and Health
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity





Vodafone VDSL:

2329 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 78


  Reply # 713195 6-Nov-2012 21:42 Send private message

Dratsab:
mrplane: ...his wife is against having wifi in the house due to "radiation"..

That's quite amusing. She should probably move off the planet then, due to natural background radiation.


Well, she'd have to move out of the universe, since there's background radiation that permeates the entire universe!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_microwave_background_radiation

368 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 713204 6-Nov-2012 21:52 Send private message

I configured my Sony Ericsson X10i to use reverse USB tethering one time.

It sort of works, but some applications are adversely impacted by this structure and fail.
I seem to remember Google Play Store was one of them.  

There is a lot to be said for wearing a tin foil lined leather helmet.... in the 'confines' of your own home. 

An Aluminium Foil Deflector Beanie (AFDB) is a type of head-wear that can shield your brain from most electromagnetic psychotronic mind control carriers.

BEWARE OF COMMERCIAL AFDBS: Since you should trust no one, always construct your AFDB yourself to avoid the risk of subversion and mental enslavement. Sometimes, AFDBs will be sold on places like eBay. Do not purchase these pre-made AFDBs, even if the seller seems trustworthy. They may contain backdoors, pinholes, integrated psychotronic circuitry or other methods that actually promote mind control.

http://zapatopi.net/afdb/



247 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 10

Subscriber

  Reply # 713386 7-Nov-2012 10:08 Send private message

kiwitrc: Run a cable from the Tablet to something like the phone that does nothing, then use wifi for the connection and tell her it is via cable.



brilliant!!!!!

gzt

4331 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 196

Subscriber

  Reply # 713413 7-Nov-2012 10:57 Send private message

mrplane: Hi everybody, was wanting to know if it is possible to connect a samsung tablet or an ipad to the internet with a cable rather than wifi?


Another option is buy a tablet with built in ethernet. No shortage of those.

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Orcon Global Mode launched
Created by freitasm, last reply by tgzerozone on 28-Aug-2014 07:49 (94 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Advice on Residential Fence replacement and neighbour
Created by networkn, last reply by nickrout on 27-Aug-2014 19:45 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


What would show if the net went down?
Created by gnfb, last reply by gnfb on 27-Aug-2014 23:33 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Moving to Auckland - advise & recommendation
Created by nakedmolerat, last reply by nakedmolerat on 26-Aug-2014 22:48 (47 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Vodafone TV multicast settings on pfSense?
Created by kenkeniff, last reply by kenkeniff on 27-Aug-2014 10:32 (182 replies)
Pages... 11 12 13


XtraHost - Closing
Created by achieveit, last reply by quickymart on 27-Aug-2014 18:57 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Slingshots Front Up! Are applauding or sceptical?
Created by gnfb, last reply by gnfb on 26-Aug-2014 21:49 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Another Gaming computer help question
Created by Lyderies, last reply by timmmay on 26-Aug-2014 18:06 (38 replies)
Pages... 2 3



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.