By Babak Kardan


2015-03-25 04:21:12 8 Comments

I want to connect my Galaxy S2 HD LTE SHV-120S Android version 4.0 (rooted) to the internet via a LAN connection. I am sensitive to wifi and network radiation, hence want to make a line connection and keep my phone on airplane mode. BobjGear mentions some tablets have the required settings, but no phones. I have an OTG cable, a USB LAN adapter, and a usb cable. I did not find any ethernet drivers on Google Playstore. Would CyanogenMod or Ubuntu OS have this support? If it is not possible with this phone, which phones can be configured for it?

4 comments

@Prashant Pandey 2017-06-21 20:28:25

You can use something called reverse tethering, it is done by connecting your device with a computer via USB connector.. then you can connect your Ethernet with your computer.. that's how you can use internet in your computer as well as your Android device..

@Wyzard 2017-04-16 04:51:06

You'll need a USB-OTG adapter, or equivalently for newer devices with USB-C ports, a USB-C to USB-A adapter, to be able to physically connect a USB Ethernet adapter to your phone. It'll only work, though, if the phone has a driver for the Ethernet adapter you're using. That may vary from phone to phone.

This USB Ethernet adapter has worked for me on several Google-branded Android devices: a Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, and Pixel C tablet. I've been told by a friend that it also works on the Wii U. It's an older device (note, doesn't support gigabit) and apparently pretty widely supported.

However, other Android device makers may have removed some drivers from the version of the OS that they ship on their devices, so there's no guarantee that it'll work with every phone.

@Jobo 2016-09-15 14:13:03

You need a powered USB hub to make the LAN connection work. Amazon does a cheap powered hub. I have used this set-up for a tablet so it should work with your phone, which has a USB port. You should not need a different driver.

@5cube 2015-06-24 03:51:44

I don't know about your phone but the Nexus 7 can be configured the way you want, view the following video.

Alternative Method :

Buy a phone which has a usb internet option in settings (like my htc 816g), and just connect your phone via usb to your computer and share computer's internet with the phone.

In both methods you are safe from radiations of wifi or mobile data.

Hope it helps.

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