How to Connect an iPad to an Ethernet?

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How to Connect an iPad to an Ethernet?

How to Connect iPad with an Ethernet

Most people are fine to work with a wireless network on their iPad. But some people simply prefer to link their iPad to Ethernet. Ethernet is a wired connection that is most often used for Local Area Networks (LANs) and adheres to the IEEE 802.3 standard. It is also used in the context of Wide Area Networks (WANs) and Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) (MAN).

People use this connection because of many reasons:

 It is faster: Ethernet can easily achieve 10Gbps speeds, particularly with the new twisted pairs. Some can achieve speeds of up to 100Gbps.

It is secure: You always have the power of who uses the network when you use an Ethernet link. It is more reliable.

Ethernet links are highly reliable: This is because there are no interruptions from radio frequencies. As a result, there are fewer disconnections and slowdowns in ethernet. Furthermore, since the bandwidth is not shared among connected devices, there are no bandwidth shortages.

Efficiency: There are few ethernet cables, such as Cat6, that use a significantly less amount of power. Much less than a WIFI link.

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Since the iPad lacks an ethernet port, users will have to purchase or rent ipad accessories and adaptors It will require some effort and will cost depending on the brand of equipment used. With the suitable accessories, you can use an Ethernet cable to connect your iPad directly to a modem or router, and in iOS 10.2 and higher, you can change the Ethernet settings directly on the iPad or iPhone.

Here’s how to link your iPad to ethernet to get the fastest internet connection possible.

Step 1: Buy accessories

First things first_ what things you need or want to buy to connect your iPad to ethernet?

  • iPad
  • Lightning to USB Camera Adapter
  • USB Ethernet Adapter
  • Ethernet Cable

Step 2: Set up an ethernet connection

Setting up Ethernet is easy once you have the right adapters. Here’s a step-by-step guide for connecting your iPad to the internet.

  1. First, turn off your iPad’s WIFI and Bluetooth or cellular data, if it’s a Mobile data mode.
  2. Insert the iPad’s lightning end of the lightning to USB camera adapter.
  3. Connect the iPad power adapter and USB ethernet adapter to the lightning to USB camera adapter.
  4. Finally, connect one end of the ethernet cable to the USB ethernet adapter and the other end to your router or an ethernet wall outlet.
  5. After a few moments, the “Ethernet” tab in the settings will appear, confirming that your iPad is connected to the internet via a wired ethernet link.

You have to wait a few seconds for your iPad to recognise it, after that, you can launch Safari and begin browsing the web. If you have iOS 10.2 or later, you can now go to Settings and change the Ethernet settings on your iPad.

You can then launch the streaming app of your preference, such as YouTube, Netflix or Hulu Plus. You can also use your iPad to measure the speed of your internet connection by installing the application name Speedtest.