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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

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  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

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  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.


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  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

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  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.

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  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!


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  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.


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  Reply # 713154 6-Nov-2012 21:04

Useful stickers pouches etc here:



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



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  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.

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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


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  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

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  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/



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  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!!!!!

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  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.

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