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#31 helpifIcan

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 17:13

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.


#32 Simon-

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 00:53

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.

#33 jrenver

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 13:03

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’s the childish cliché "but WHY" all over again. GROW UP.

sorry to pick on you there are far worse on here but Neowinian ULTRAKILL, does it matter what your opinion is! whether or not you have a need for a lan port is irrelevant to the conversation. your limited perspective is not of our concern.

many companies do not have wireless. many tasks REQUIRE a lan cable connection.

Tables are the route of the future. all heading towards the star trek tech with us all using this type of device.

possible connecting these devices to perform a desktop solution the pick it up and go to the next job....


I agree that someday lan may be totally pointless and these company limitation and task which do require lan will be a thing of the past....but not yet.

There is CLEARLY a market for this type of product. just the usual story of main stream companies copying each other and not thinking what the markets may need.


Sorry but this type of post annoys me.

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

#34 LUTZIFER

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 13:17

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.

#35 Nick H.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 13:22

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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Posted 23 August 2012 - 13:34

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.

#37 Simon-

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 13:40

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.

#38 jrenver

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 13:53

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.

#39 jrenver

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 14:08

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’t see a requirement so there is no requirement in the market)

#40 azspeedbullet

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 14:13

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

#41 jrenver

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 14:13

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.

#42 jrenver

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 14:21

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’t like having to carry/ forget more than i should have too.
I can be a bit absent minded, (dyslexic), and although I do have processes in place to limit my stupidity. Can see the day i end up doing a 100 mile round trip ( company to home to company) cos I’ve forgot the adapter and need it.
Also like the docking station option, and the asus transformer dock/keyboard solutions. again leads me back to " i'll forget it the one day i need it"

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 15:04

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.

#44 jrenver

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 15:24

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’ve always regarded any largish touch screen as a tablet. didn’t consider tablet PC, assumed it was the same thing really.
Whether it has a mac os, windows, android, physical keyboard.....
Laptop/netbook, non-touchscreen. ( distinction between based on size, cd rom).

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?

Ok so then my question is what Tablet PC's are there with lan port?

#45 cropcircles

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 15:33

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.