Bastard technology shit

So, I buy the tablet. Have the USB to Ethernet connector. And the damn thing won’t connect to the internet over ethernet. I know the cable/adaptor works because I get the little flashing light, also it sucks power down the cable. But not internet.

Bastard modern shit.

Any ideas?

Can’t use Amazon ES technical help line ‘coz that’s in Spanish only.

17 thoughts on “Bastard technology shit”

  1. I can’t help you with that but I may be able to add a little gaiety to life: Julie Bindel has a piece on Unherd this morning which gives everyone’s favourite boy journalist since Tintin, Owen Jones, the nickname “Talcum X”.

  2. When I attached my USB3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, I needed to run a disc that came with the thing to establish the link.

    Of course I also needed a new modem, since it was also burnt out by the lightning strike.

  3. You sometimes get a little flashing light while it tries to connect. Powering it sucks power regardless of if it is working. Try taking it to your router and plugging it in there. May be the cable to your remote room is faulty. Networking is a dark art. How many lefties did you sacrifice to the dark gods before you powered it up?

  4. Can you see the router ?

    Try opening a browser and typing the router’s IP address eg 192.168.0.1
    You should see the router’s GUI.
    You can find this out by opening a command prompt on a PC and typing ipconfig /all you are looking for a Default Gateway entry on the mass if information.

  5. I suspect you will have to load a driver (a bit of software) that allows your tablet to use it as a network connection.

  6. Your USB to Ethernet dongle will contain a chip, usually an ASIX AX88772 where the magic happens. Windows and Linux have had drivers for the AX88772 included for many years. Some Android devices (high end) have the required driver, cheaper tablets not so much. Try googling your make and model and AX88772 or Ethernet and see if supported. No driver – it will never work. Turn Airplane Mode on before plugging in.

  7. Spanish is just camp Portuguese anyway so just crack on pretending to be Julian Clary speaking Lusophone and jobs a good un

  8. Tim

    Use iPads.
    They’re designed to work.
    And they do.

    Android tablets can be excellent value for money (read: cheap) but if they don’t do what you want them to do it can be difficult to make them do it.

    Meanwhile, you won’t have spent much on the USB/Ethernet thingy. If it’s not up and working soonish, go buy a wifi Mesh thing.

  9. Ethernet/Usb adapters can be finicky things to get working. Often have to be supported with the right drivers etc.

    What you need is one of these;

    https://www.tp-link.com/uk/home-networking/3g-usb-adapter/tl-wr802n/

    plug into your Ethernet cable and configure it as an extender/access point and use your tablet as it was meant to be used – wirelessly.

    It’s not plug and play. You will need to log into the device to configure it. But it shouldn’t be beyond the wit of an average intelligent person 😉

  10. Tablets don’t play nicely with wired ethernet connections. You need to approach the problem from the other direction; get a stable WiFi network established from whatever internet connection is available and connect the tablet to that. Happy to help.

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