1. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    What's the best way to tether VZW Galaxy S3 to a lapt that only has wired ethernet jack?
    (it does NOT have USB port, bluetooth, or wireless capability... because it's not a commercially-
    available laptop)

    Thanks!
    01-02-2013 02:25 PM
  2. broadwayblues's Avatar
    I don't think that's possible. The laptop needs to have wifi.

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    01-03-2013 01:05 AM
  3. CMNDR's Avatar
    If you don't mind carrying around some extra hardware you could look for like a wireless bridge unit... Not sure of any model numbers or info since it's been a while since I've needed one... You'll probably need to plug the bridge in to mains power and get an ethernet cord for between the laptop and the bridge but other than that it should work just fine.

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    01-03-2013 01:08 AM
  4. bjboucher's Avatar
    Yeah, your only option is a wireless bridge which will let you get a wifi signal using your ethernet port.
    01-03-2013 08:30 AM
  5. worwig's Avatar
    Is the laptop ethernet wired to a wireless router? As in, is the laptop connected to the internet?

    If not, you could get a simple WiFi router and plug it in. Then connect the S3 to that WiFi. Then use Airdroid or such to transfer files.
    01-03-2013 10:08 AM
  6. SparksGuy's Avatar
    Maybe: Plugable USB 2.0 to 10/100 Fast Ethernet LAN Network RJ45 Adapter
    www.amazon.com/gp/product/
    01-04-2013 11:53 AM
  7. bjboucher's Avatar
    Maybe: Plugable USB 2.0 to 10/100 Fast Ethernet LAN Network RJ45 Adapter
    www.amazon.com/gp/product/
    That does the opposite of what he needs. He already has an ethernet port but no USB port.
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    01-04-2013 12:10 PM
  8. SparksGuy's Avatar
    That does the opposite of what he needs. He already has an ethernet port but no USB port.
    Dang, just like me to get it BACKWARDS. Sorry.
    SparksGuy
    01-04-2013 12:51 PM
  9. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Yep, you just need a wireless ethernet bridge. Several good options out there, just search around. Some of them support Power Over Ethernet, so you won't need to plug into an outlet. It will just take power from the ethernet port on your notebook.
    01-04-2013 03:15 PM

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