Ethernet to Bluetooth Adapters?

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Ethernet to Bluetooth Adapters?

Postposted on Thu May 05, 2011 3:09 pm

I'm not using the google box right apparently :).

Anyone know if they exist or of a good quality one? Myself and a guy I work with do tech work, and we'd like to do a bit more of it via Android Tablets. However, one of the largest problems we've noticed is that we wont be able to hook up to wired networks. I was curious if there is a little dongle out there that you can plug into a single ethernet port (preferably PoE) that will transmit network data out over Bluetooth. This way we can hook into the network using bluetooth, no need to setup a quick temporary wireless hotspot or anything like that. I was hoping to find one about the size of a RJ-45 Coupler.

Or just as well, an RJ-45 connector that is powered via PoE to 802.11G/N hotspot? A single port, not a small like 3-4 port, no physical ports. Just plugs and goes?
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Re: Ethernet to Bluetooth Adapters?

Postposted on Thu May 05, 2011 3:34 pm

I've never seen anyting like that before, but maybe somethign like this might work..
http://www.industrialethernet.com/net232jr.html

and then link it to this

http://www.l-com.com/item.aspx?id=9527

I haven't really looked at the specs.
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Re: Ethernet to Bluetooth Adapters?

Postposted on Thu May 05, 2011 6:15 pm

Don't most tablets have some form of usb? If they do you can grab an mini or micro usb adapter to a usb ethernet adapter. Would be much easier to find in my opinion.
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Re: Ethernet to Bluetooth Adapters?

Postposted on Thu May 05, 2011 7:04 pm

Last time I checked no tablet had usb host features so the usb to ethernet might be out. Only for the dedicated "official" addons.
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Re: Ethernet to Bluetooth Adapters?

Postposted on Thu May 05, 2011 7:22 pm

There were reports of the Android 3.0 having USB Host features, but driver support isnt there and its not enabled in the OS right now. Supposedly their is a group out there that is working to get USB Host abilities on the root level. I know im staying tuned. Plus the idea is that the tablet should be bulk free... so having it where it can openly connect wirelessly is the goal.
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Re: Ethernet to Bluetooth Adapters?

Postposted on Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:10 am

I'd been pulling my hair out looking for the same thing and found this....


www.connectblue.com

I bought this.

http://www.connectblue.com/products/blu ... er-rbe231/


It works great with my XP laptop, but i'm having trouble getting a Samsung Galaxy Tab to work. It will pair, but won't connect. I'm sure its an issue with some sort of limitation on the tab
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