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08-30-2019

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Lenovo Tab E10 - ethernet/network adapter

2019-08-30, 0:37 AM

I think this is probably a long shot given specs of these, but would love to connect a bunch of these to a switch via network adapters

 

They only have one micro USB port, and I think that is only for charging... but want to reality check that it is NOT possible to get a working ethernet adapter for these devices.

 

Anyone like to prove me wrong?

 

Cheers!

Andrew

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Re: Lenovo Tab E10 - ethernet/network adapter

2019-08-30, 20:53 PM

If you find out or anybody knows I'd be interested.  A few years ago I did some googling re an Acer tablet and took a flyer on a cheap eBay microUSB to ethernet dongle, that came with a mini-CD ROM apparently with drivers - but no instructions.  Simply plugging in the dongle and connecting to the router did not work on that tablet or my current Lenovo / Oreo.  Given the right driver, there may be a way to install it on the tablet and take it from there, but I don't know how and don't care to risk installing something that might interfere with normal networking.

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Re: Lenovo Tab E10 - ethernet/network adapter

2019-08-31, 2:25 AM

Yep, same.  Tried an ebay dongle that was supposedly for android.  It lights up, but think it is a driver issue, and could not work it out.  

 

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Re: Lenovo Tab E10 - ethernet/network adapter

2019-09-01, 2:05 AM

I got curious and popped the mini-CD into a PC to look for help - no instructions or "readme", but clearly shows driver folders for Android along with Win/Mac/Linux OSs.  It did reveal the driver is for RTL8152 chipset on the dongle, and googling that turned up this:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Ethernet-Network-Adapter-Raspberry-Windows/dp/B00L32UUJK/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

 

It apparently works on some devices without driver installation.  Lots of comments and questions answered, may be of help.  I still don't know how to install the driver from CD onto my tablet / dongle and don't need this, but a rainy day interest.  Good luck.

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10-15-2019

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Re: Lenovo Tab E10 - ethernet/network adapter

2019-10-21, 12:24 PM

Hey,

 

So i have both versions of E10's at my table, and i can say that you can get the Ethernet to usb to work. You need to open settings then go to Network & Internet and if the dongle is connected you should be able to tik the Ethernet button to ON then i t should work and get a IP. If it does not show it even when the dongle is connected you need to activate developer options and under Networking and USB configuraton there is a option for RNDIS.
Only problem is with charging. It does not charge when it get the data, or it charges blindly as it does not show the charging icon but battery stays full. Sometimes i had to wiggle the plug in to get it to charge.

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08-17-2021

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Re:Lenovo Tab E10 - ethernet/network adapter

2021-08-17, 15:54 PM

buenas tardes la opción ethernet la activa pero no deja configurar una IP fija siempre queda la opción por DHCP

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