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any pad that has ethernet port?

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The only one that comes to mind is the Gigabyte 1080 Slate.

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That's kinda funny. I just pictured myself in the garden using an iPad with a huge network cable connected to it. >_>

well if you wanna sit in the garden and have HARDCORE RANGE...

Amped Wireless R10000G

and pair it with this

and have up to 1.5 MILE COVERAGE!!!!!!

OMG!!

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Before everyone attacks me, sometimes it is better to not go wireless. First of all ethernet has better security then wireless. It is sometimes faster then wireless. I like to download books and the ereaders are slow. So I have to download to my computer then sync to my nook reader. Much better I could download direct with ethernet to my tablet or nook. Does anyone have experience of Ethernet to usb adapters????????????????

Also I do not wireless bombarding my brain all over my home all the time. Sometimes also wireless is down.

Ok not attack me for not wanting 100 percent freedom with wireless all the time.

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Oh my god this just goes on and on. Tablets are designed to be wireless. There is nothing wrong with wireless. It will not give you cancer. You will not get hacked. it is more than capable of downloading an eBook or streaming 1080p video, it is definitely faster than going through all the steps of syncing with the computer. Wireless is here to stay. GET OVER IT. If you refuse to embrace Wireless but want network connectivity, then Tablets are not for you. Get a Laptop or Tablet PC. Simple really.

Looks like all 6 people in the world who would want this have come to this thread to ask for this silly request.

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Looks like all 6 people in the world who would want this have come to this thread to ask for this silly request.

You most have never held a corporate job. If you worked in the corporate world for long, you would realize many companies do not allow wireless access points because of how much of a security risk they are. Some contracts, such as military contracts for instance, go as far as specifically saying that a company can not have their information on any network with a wireless connection for this reason. There is a legitimate need for devices with ethernet ports in companies such as this, especially if they don't only do this type of contract and need to be able to test their web based applications on tablets for other contracts. Stop being closed minded. You are putting artificial limits on technology that slows down its progression and new applications of that technology. The more options you have with technology, the better. People come up with amazing new uses when they have more options.

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I know the ASUS EEE Pad has a driver to allow SOME USB to ethernet dongles to work. There may be other pads that support a USB to ethernet dongle but you would have to go their forums and do a search.

I think that is your only option.

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You most have never held a corporate job. If you worked in the corporate world for long, you would realize many companies do not allow wireless access points because of how much of a security risk they are. Some contracts, such as military contracts for instance, go as far as specifically saying that a company can not have their information on any network with a wireless connection for this reason. There is a legitimate need for devices with ethernet ports in companies such as this, especially if they don't only do this type of contract and need to be able to test their web based applications on tablets for other contracts. Stop being closed minded. You are putting artificial limits on technology that slows down its progression and new applications of that technology. The more options you have with technology, the better. People come up with amazing new uses when they have more options.

I most certainly have held a corporate job, but there is a difference between Company Policy and what is technically possible. Wireless access can be implemented securely. Any company that considers VPN secure enough to allow VPN access can secure wireless to the same level. Just because a lot of companies think that it is inherently insecure (from what they have read about insecure implementations) doesn't mean that it actually is.

I'm not closed minded or putting any 'artificial limits on technology', I did not design the tablets, I'm just pointing out the reality of the situation. The reality is that tablets are designed for minimum weight so that they can easily be moved around, and if you have tablets tied down with wires, you are going to have a lot of long ethernet cables twisting down the office hallways if those tablets need network access and those tablets are being used as designed.

The reality for tablets is that if you need network access, use wireless, or don't get a tablet.

Your 'test' scenario doesn't really hold water, Because why would you test an application on a Tablet when the target market would not be permitted to use Tablets (due to the Wireless policy) either?

Or what you say about using Tablets to 'test' the application for other potential contracts. If the clients' data from the primary contract was so sensitive, I think it would be unauthorised use and misappropriating their intellectual property to use their data for other purposes wouldn't it? You could deploy the application without any real data onto an isolated network to test it on a Tablet with wireless if the target market are going to be Tablet users with wireless.

There is no such thing as Tablet users without wireless as a market. For reasons I said above, it would be utterly pointless to have a tablets if the application (which requires network access) would confine the tablet just for desk duties.

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I am another person in the same boat looking for an android tablet with lan port.

What always surprises me about these types of question is how many foolish people decide to answer them.

we are looking for an android tablet with lan port can you point us in the right direction?

we shouldn't have to explain our individual needs in such detail to get a simple answer. it

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What about using a usb to ethernet adapter? My Ultrabook didn't come with an ethernet port but did come with the adapter, although I've never actually tried it.

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Isn't the point of a tablet that you want it to be portable? What's the point of it if you're restricted by the length of your LAN cable?

If you really want a small, portable device that has a LAN port, perhaps take a look at a laptop or netbook? Just because every man and his dog has to have a tablet these days doesn't mean that you should go and get one, especially if it doesn't fit your requirements.

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The only one that comes to mind is the Gigabyte 1080 Slate.

S1081, more to date. Although seems underpowered for the price.

I hope they will update the series with some higher res and one of newer Atoms, come Windows 8. Although I don't think it's very popular to begin with.

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We want an answer to our question not your jaded, limited opinions.

Thank you Resident One Post Wonder for your wise star trek insightful post, I suggest that you log onto alibaba.com and make such a tablet since there is CLEARLY a market for this that is just waiting to be tapped and will make your corporate overlords very rich resulting in a positive quarterly review and hopefully a bonus for your ever correct opinion, in a sea of opinions you don't agree with, who all have invalid jaded limited opinions yours is the omnipresent.

The answer do your questions has already been answered in full detail on this and previous pages. (1) Tablets which support USB Ethernet Adapters (2) Secured Pocket WiFi Access Points which create a secure link between the ethernet port and the tablet that is quick easy and secure to set up (3) VPNs over WiFi if your organisation already allows this. (4) iOS and Android SDK emulators

I'll add another option: (5) Get an x86 Tablet PC and install Windows 8 or an x86 build of Android.

If none of these fit the bill, there is no tablet on the market currently and it is up to your to make one.

I could not possibly have been more helpful in this thread with so many possible solutions on previous pages that I have given to cop your condescending overtones. I can not change the reality of the situation that there is currently no tablet out there or any technical solutions which fits your needs, if this is so important then it is up to you to fix this market shortcoming.

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Isn't the point of a tablet that you want it to be portable? What's the point of it if you're restricted by the length of your LAN cable?

If you really want a small, portable device that has a LAN port, perhaps take a look at a laptop or netbook? Just because every man and his dog has to have a tablet these days doesn't mean that you should go and get one, especially if it doesn't fit your requirements.

thank you an intelligent point.

I agree and yes it would be a restriction. i would generally use the wireless solution but my need is for setup puposses. lan to setup and configer then wireless for general use.

your next point is also valid, all i can add it that netbooks are poo, laptop would be a solution but looking for something light.

I like tablets/ android and the route this type of tech is taking us. your right as very few tablets have lan ports. it would not fit my requirments, but also this is also my point. if they produced a tablet wit lan then it would.

"Just because every man and his dog has to have a tablet these days doesn't mean that you should go and get one" true, never been one to follow the trends of fasion. that beening said tables offer alot to the average user over laptops/netbook, Android being one, touch screen (no trackpad/nipple/mouse), Light, long battery, smaller.

also tablets are one of the only routes on offer which can help make your workplace truly paperless.

i suppose any touchscreen device could be added to this statement.

as usual im looking for, as near as i can, a one for all soultion something which would cover all my requirments, and a tablet with a lan port would fit the bill.

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Thank you Resident One Post Wonder for your wise star trek insightful post, I suggest that you log onto alibaba.com and make such a tablet since there is CLEARLY a market for this that is just waiting to be tapped and will make your corporate overlords very rich resulting in a positive quarterly review and hopefully a bonus for your ever correct opinion, in a sea of opinions you don't agree with, who all have invalid jaded limited opinions yours is the omnipresent.

The answer do your questions has already been answered in full detail on this and previous pages. (1) Tablets which support USB Ethernet Adapters (2) Secured Pocket WiFi Access Points which create a secure link between the ethernet port and the tablet that is quick easy and secure to set up (3) VPNs over WiFi if your organisation already allows this. (4) iOS and Android SDK emulators

I'll add another option: (5) Get an x86 Tablet PC and install Windows 8 or an x86 build of Android.

If none of these fit the bill, there is no tablet on the market currently and it is up to your to make one.

I could not possibly have been more helpful in this thread with so many possible solutions on previous pages that I have given to cop your condescending overtones. I can not change the reality of the situation that there is currently no tablet out there or any technical solutions which fits your needs, if this is so important then it is up to you to fix this market shortcoming.

thank you its a fair reply,

and agreed that there had been some useful information posted.

but on re-reading your post i originally commented on, you seem to be of the opinion that a device should only serve one purpose.

the current style of tablet is still in its infancy. and i see many posts which are irritated over the lack of unique intelligent design in last few years, of mobile devices.

unless we ask, comment and try to direct the mainstream companies they will continue to rehash and copy one another.

My irritation, which may have caused me to become a bit derogatory to your post (and in my defence I did apologise as clearly you went the worst just the last), is the closed minded statements born from "I don

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I agree and yes it would be a restriction. i would generally use the wireless solution but my need is for setup puposses. lan to setup and configer then wireless for general use.

What the tablet use and is it for a company?.At my job,i use a usb to lan adapter for configuration and then average people that actuall use the device will be using wireless. They never pug the tablet with a lan cable to the network

Also to make things easier, i noticed the tablets that we are using has a docking station that comes with a lan port which is nicer then the usb to lan dongle we have

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What about using a usb to ethernet adapter? My Ultrabook didn't come with an ethernet port but did come with the adapter, although I've never actually tried it.

this is a soultion i have tried with some netbooks, i did get some issue with the fact you are using an external usb device. these issues i probably could of solved.

it's just not as clean a solution.

your are correct its a good work arround.

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What the tablet use and is it for a company?.At my job,i use a usb to lan adapter for configuration and then average people that actuall use the device will be using wireless. They never pug the tablet with a lan cable to the network

Also to make things easier, i noticed the tablets that we are using has a docking station that comes with a lan port which is nicer then the usb to lan dongle we have

the table would be my main work solution, 3rd line external field engineer.

the external card is a good work around, and will probably take that route.

Don

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If I may, gentlemen - separating tablets and tablet PCs is quite a sin. It's like Tablet PC is a derogatory term which means "isn't iPad". Consider this - Surface RT is a tablet, that's a given. What then is Surface Pro? Thus far it's being called a tablet still, but it's x86 and will run full Windows OS, too.

To me - tablets as you know them are low-end, least common denominator devices, that aren't but want to be PCs by dumbing the thing down. Tablet PCs, x86, business and "slates" are the high (and expensive) end. However, these days, with either class one can use Bluetooth keyboard and mouse - so it effectively becomes a netbook. Or connect desktop monitor or telly via HDMI - so it becomes a stationary.

No, indeed, there aren't low-end tablets with Ethernet. Recommend high-end tablets. So there.

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If I may, gentlemen - separating tablets and tablet PCs is quite a sin. It's like Tablet PC is a derogatory term which means "isn't iPad". Consider this - Surface RT is a tablet, that's a given. What then is Surface Pro? Thus far it's being called a tablet still, but it's x86 and will run full Windows OS, too.

To me - tablets as you know them are low-end, least common denominator devices, that aren't but want to be PCs by dumbing the thing down. Tablet PCs, x86, business and "slates" are the high (and expensive) end. However, these days, with either class one can use Bluetooth keyboard and mouse - so it effectively becomes a netbook. Or connect desktop monitor or telly via HDMI - so it becomes a stationary.

No, indeed, there aren't low-end tablets with Ethernet. Recommend high-end tablets. So there.

interesting distinction. never considered the difference.

I

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I'm sure there are tablet prototypes sitting back in some developers office that they'll release in a couple years. Same with USB ports you rarely see on these tablets, however for a mere $123 you can purchase the Asus Transformer Infinity docking station that has USB. If these companies gave you all the bells and whistles in the first couple versions then how would they pay their mortgage down the road.

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so is this the official distinction or just your opinion. Tablet is low end touch screen, and table pc is a high end touch screen! Correct?

Well, exactly the opposite, in fact. All of them - just tablets. Purely my opinion, to have it all less cluttered.

Tablet PC goes back to 2001 when ol' Billy (Bill Gates) utterly failed bringing Windows XP touchscreen devices to masses. It must have stuck to all Windows touchscreen devices.

Personally I can only recommend Gigabyte S1081, because I've actually played with it. It's expensive and underpowered (well - it runs a full desktop OS after all, perhaps Windows 8 runs better?), but not half bad feature-wise - supports 2.5" drives (SSD, too), keyboard's ok if needed. Battery life - what you'd expect from x86 running full desktop OS. Linux is a possibility with some tinkering.

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Well, exactly the opposite, in fact. All of them - just tablets. Purely my opinion, to have it all less cluttered.

Tablet PC goes back to 2001 when ol' Billy (Bill Gates) utterly failed bringing Windows XP touchscreen devices to masses. It must have stuck to all Windows touchscreen devices.

Personally I can only recommend Gigabyte S1081, because I've actually played with it. It's expensive and underpowered (well - it runs a full desktop OS after all, perhaps Windows 8 runs better?), but not half bad feature-wise - supports 2.5" drives (SSD, too), keyboard's ok if needed. Battery life - what you'd expect from x86 running full desktop OS. Linux is a possibility with some tinkering.

Ahh ok thankyou.

yes i remember the 2001 devices.... worked with several of the HP laptop style with the 180 rotateable screen. very Poo.

Being a windows engineer would rather stick to Android for touchscreens (lol). not that there is anything wrong/wright with windows touchscreens, i question Microsofts design choices since 2003.

Thanks agin for this info

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I completely understand why you might want a network port on a tablet, I have one!!

I use it to set up and fault find on ethernet to RS485 gateways spread around a large manufacturing plant. I used to use a laptop but waiting for it to boot, size and battery life got me down.

I ended up buying a 10.2"Inch FLYTOUCH 8 SUPERPAD Android 4.0.3 1.2GHz 16GB GPS TABLET 1GB DDR3 APAD which has neither 1GB memory or the 16GB storage, close but no cigar. Build quality leaves a little to be desired and the battery isn

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Way to Necro, and make a product sound like its REALLY worth having :)

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