USB-C Gigabit + PoE Adapter

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USB-C Gigabit + PoE Adapter

The Redpark USB-C Gigabit + PoE Adapter is the first ethernet + PoE adapter designed specifically for USB-C iPads. The adapter connects USB-C iPads 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.

When connected to an iPad the adapter is instantly recognized as a network connection. The ethernet connection can be configured using the Settings app on the iPad.

The adapter physically connects to the iPad using a USB-C to USB-C cable (sold separately). It supports 10/100/1000 networking and provides bandwidth up to 900Mbps.

  • $99
  • 013964221701
  • One year
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  • 10/100/1000
  • RJ45 Auto MDX connector

Power Over Ethernet

  • PoE+ (802.3at) powered device
  • Power consumption: 30W


  • For use with all iOS devices with USB-C connector
  • Requires iOS 16.5 or later

USB Connection to iPad

  • Provides 3A 5V to the iPad as required in Apple specifications
  • Connector: USB-C
  • Use Apple USB-C cable or an USB-IF certified USB-C cable


  • Temperature Range: 0C – 55C


  • Dimensions: 3.50” x 2.35” x .95”


If the power LED is ON the 3 most likely causes of the problem are:

  • The USB-C to USB-C cable that you are using is bad.  Use an Apple USB-C to USB-C cable or use a cable that is USB-IF certified.
  • The PoE switch is not providing a full 30W to the C6-NETPOE. (The switch may be loaded with too many PoE devices and is unable to provide full power to the C6-NETPOE.)
  • The iPad is running an older version of iPad OS.  Please update to iOS 16.5 or later.

If the power LED is OFF the 5 most likely causes of the problem are:

  • Your ethernet switch does not provide PoE+ (802/3at).   (If you are not sure, email the brand and model of the switch to us.)
  • You are plugged into a port on the switch that is not a PoE port. (Many PoE-enabled switches have PoE ports and non-PoE ports.)
  • There is a problem on your network between the C6-NETPOE and the switch. (Try plugging the C6-NETPOE directly into the switch using a short ethernet cable.)
  • The PoE port on the switch may be configured to power a lower power device (i.e. a VoIP phone) and provides insufficient power to the C6-NETPOE.
  • The switch provides a non-standard version of PoE. Ubiquiti, for example, sells switches that provide 24V PoE. These switches work with certain Ubiquiti devices but are not able to power the C6-NETPOE.


How do I configure the network connection?

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.

What apps can I use with the Gigabit + PoE Adapter?

The network connection provided by the 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.

What is the maximum bandwidth of the ethernet connection?

The USB-C Gigabit + PoE Adapter is a specialty form of USB 3 to Ethernet Adapter. It provides bandwidth up to 900 Mbps if a USB-IF certified USB 3 USB-C cable is being used to connect the C6-NETPOE to the iPad. When used with a USB 2 USB-C cable the bandwidth will be roughly 350 Mbps.

Can I share an iPad’s or iPhone’s cellular data connection over the ethernet connection?

Not currently. Perhaps a future version of iOS will support this.

Does the Gigabit + PoE Adapter have a unique MAC address?

Yes. Each Adapter is programmed with a unique MAC address during the manufacturing process.

How much power does the Adapter draw?

The USB-C Gigabit + PoE Adapter requires a PoE+ switch or the PoE+ injector to supply 30W.

How much power is provided to the iPad?

The C6-NETPOE provides 3A 5V as required in Apple specifications for any USB-C iPad or iPhone.

Can the Adapter operate without drawing power from a PoE-enabled switch or PoE injector?

No. The USB-C Gigabit + PoE Adapter is not able to draw power from the iPad. It must receive power from PoE.

Can I connect the Adapter to any PoE-enabled switch or PoE injector?

You must use an PoE+ switch or PoE+ injector that provides 48V and 30W of power. The adapter will not work with injectors that supply 24V.

Can any type of ethernet cable be used to connect the adapter to the PoE injector or PoE-enabled switch?

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.

Does the Adapter have LEDs to display network status?

Yes. There is a power LED as well as LEDs to display network link status and network activity.

What version of iOS is required?

iOS 16.5.x or later.

What is the size of the Gigabit + PoE Adapter?

The Adapter is 3.50″ x 2.35″ x .95″

Does the USB-C Gigabit + PoE Adapter support Lightning iPads?

No. This adapter supports USB-C iPads only.

Does the USB-C Gigabit + PoE Adapter support Android or Surface tablets?

Android and/or surface tablets may or may not work with the C6-NETPOE adapter. Redpark has focused on testing the C6-NETPOE with USB-C iPads and iPhones. We are not able to warrant that the C6-NETPOE works with other types of tablets.