Gigabit + Power Adapter for iPad (L6-NETAC)

The Redpark Gigabit + Power Adapter provides a simple way to connect an iPad to ethernet. It uses an external AC power supply to simultaneously charge the iPad.

This iPad ethernet adapter is instantly recognized as a network connection. The ethernet connection is available for use by any iOS app and can be configured using the Settings app on the iPad when running iOS 10 (or later).

The adapter physically connects to the iPad or iPhone using a Lightning to USB Micro B cable (sold separately). It supports 10/100/1000 networking and provides bandwidth up to 225 Mbps.

This product will begin shipping in late September.

Part #: L6-NETAC
Price: $99
UPC #: 013964221466
Warranty: 1 year
Connectors:
Ethernet: RJ45 Auto MDX
iPad: USB Micro B
Power: 3-pin PowerDIN

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GIGABIT + POWER ADAPTER FAQ

How do I configure the network connection?
A: Using the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. Once the Adapter is connected to an iPad or iPhone, “Ethernet” will appear in the Settings app in between WiFi and Bluetooth. Both DHCP and Static IP addresses are supported.

Q: What apps can I use with the Gigabit + Power Adapter?
A: The network connection provided by the Gigabit + Power Adapter can be used by any iOS app.

Q: What is the maximum bandwidth of the ethernet connection?
A: The Gigabit + Power Adapter is a specialty form of USB 2 to Ethernet Adapter. It provides bandwidth up to 225 Mbps. The maximum bandwidth is dependent upon the USB sub-system in the iPad or iPhone.

Q: Can I share an iPad’s or iPhone’s cellular data connection over the ethernet connection?
A: Not currently. Perhaps a future version of iOS will support this.

Q: What are the characteristics of the power supply?
A: The Gigabit + Power Adapter includes a 1.6A 12V external power supply. Many factors including ripple and noise, switching frequency and efficiency were critical to the selection of this power supply. (You should not assume that any 12V power source is acceptable.)

Q: Can the power supply be used in markets outside of the United States?
A: Yes, the power supply is a switching power supply (100-240v). In the United States the Gigabit + Power Adapter is shipped with a USA style power cord. Our reseller partners in other markets (i.e. Europe, Japan, Australia / New Zealand) offer power cords that are appropriate for their local markets.

Q: How much power is provided to the iPad?
A: Up to 2.4A (5V). This is enough to fully charge/power any model of iPad or iPhone.

Q: Can the Adapter operate without the 12V power supply?
A: No. The Gigabit + Power Adapter is not able to draw power from the iPad. It must be connected to the 12V power supply.

Q: Can I connect the Adapter to any Ethernet hub or switch?
A: The Adapter supports a 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connection. It is compatible with all ethernet hubs and switches. Or you may connect the Adapter directly to an ethernet port on a cable modem, PC or another ethernet device.

Q: Does the Adapter have LEDs to display network status?
A: Yes. There is a power LED as well as LEDs to display network link status and network activity.

Q: Why does the Adapter have a Micro B USB port instead of a Type A USB port?
A: The Type A USB port is used on devices that function as a USB Host. This Adapter functions as a USB device so it must use a Type B USB port. We chose a Micro B version in order to save space on the circuit board in the Adapter.

Q: Does the Adapter have a unique MAC address?
A: Yes. Each Adapter is programmed with a unique MAC address during the manufacturing process.

Q: What version of iOS is required?
A: iOS 10.0.x or later.

Q: What is the size of the Gigabit + Power Adapter?
A: The Adapter is 3.25″ x 1.75″ x 1″.

Q: How can I tell if my iOS device recognizes the Adapter?
A: Open the “Settings” app on your iOS device. Select “General” then “About”. If the Gigabit + Power Adapter is detected properly it will appear in the list shown.