The Redpark Gigabit + PoE Adapter connects Lightning iPads and iPhones to ethernet and uses power over ethernet (PoE) to charge the iPad. This enables an iPad to receive both data and power over a single Ethernet cable when connected to a PoE-enabled switch or a PoE injector.
This iPad ethernet adapter is instantly recognized as a network connection. The ethernet connection 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 Redpark Lightning to USB Micro B cable (sold separately). It supports 10/100/1000 networking and provides bandwidth up to 225 Mbps.
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.
The network connection provided by the Gigabit + PoE Adapter is available to be used by any iOS app. Please note that the FaceTime, Messages and Wi-Fi Calling apps do not currently support ethernet.
The Gigabit + PoE 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.
Not currently. Perhaps a future version of iOS will support this.
Yes. Each Adapter is programmed with a unique MAC address during the manufacturing process. The MAC address appears as the Serial Number in the Settings app. See General>Settings>About and select Gigabit + PoE Adapter.
The Gigabit + PoE Adapter is an 802.3(af) Class 0 device. It requires the PoE-enabled switch or the PoE injector to supply 15.4W.
Up to 2.1A (5V). This is enough to fully charge/power any model of iPad or iPhone.
No. The Gigabit + PoE Adapter is not able to draw power from the iPad. It must receive power from PoE.
You must use an switch or injector that provides 48V and 15.4W of power. The adapter will not work with injectors that supply 15V or 24V.
Use Cat5e, Cat 6 or Cat 6A cables. If the distance between the Adapter and the PoE power source is 100 ft or more, we recommend Cat 6A cables.
Yes. There is a power LED as well as LEDs to display network link status and network activity.
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.
iOS 10.0.x or later.
The Adapter is 3.2″ x 1.7″ x .95″
No. This adapter supports Lightning iPads only. Apple did not simply change the connector on USB-C iPads. They also made other changes that require us to create a USB-C version of the Gigabit + PoE Adapter.
Open the “Settings” app on your iOS device. Select “General” then “About”. If the Gigabit + PoE Adapter is detected properly it will appear in the list shown.
The first step in troubleshooting is to look at the power LED on the L6-NETPOE to see if the L6-NETPOE is receiving power from the PoE switch. (Power LED is located between the ethernet jack and the micro USB port.)