How to use an Ethernet connection on an iPad

The iPad Pro gained a keyboard and a pen (sorry, Pencil), but it still lacks a few things you’d expect from a serious computer. An Ethernet port, for example, which even in the era of Wi-Fi still comes in useful on occasion.

It turns out you can actually connect up an iPad to Ethernet, although it takes a little work. Craig Lloyd at GottaBeMobile found that using a combination of Lightning-to-USB and USB-to-Ethernet adapters with a powered USB hub, the world of high-speed networking can be yours. 

How high-speed? Craig doesn’t say. The Lightning port on pre-iPad Pro devices can theoretically support 25-35MB/sec, but the iPad Pro can manage upwards of 60MB/sec, so – in theory – both should see a faster connection than the average Wi-Fi network can support. 

You can find out more about how to do it at GottaBeMobile, or in this video:

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