1. zgs's Avatar
    I see a lot of devices for sale that convert an RJ45 jack with internet to a USB-C so the phone can get internet access but I need to do the reverse if possible, and I don't think those devices work in reverse. They all describe providing internet from the RJ45 to the USB-C. Sometimes I need to reset wifi cameras at remote locations through their wired jacks and this would make it easy if I could plug directly into the phone without having to bring a router and trying to find an outlet for it outdoors.
    06-23-2022 08:46 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Did you try these steps? http://www.samsung.com/us/support/tr...other%20device.
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    06-27-2022 09:34 AM
  3. zgs's Avatar
    Thanks. I got a "yes, will work" answer at another site from someone who does it occasionally. The steps you sent are the opposite type of connection I was wanting to make. I want the phone and its USB-C to provide internet to the RJ45 jack. Most people use the adapters to provide the laptop with internet through the laptop's USB-C. I want to connect my phone to the WAN jack on my router when the internet is down so I'll have home internet by way of the phone. I have an adapter on order now.
    06-27-2022 12:43 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Sorry, in your OP, it wasn't clear to me that you were trying to connect it to a router. I'm not sure if that will work. I assume you ordered a USB-C to R45 adapter, to connect to the router, like one of these? https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=usb-c+t...ref=nb_sb_noss

    Also, can you just use the phone as a wireless hotspot?
    06-27-2022 03:08 PM
  5. zgs's Avatar
    As I stated in my original question, I also need the adapter so I can plug into security cameras at outdoor remote locations when there's a problem with them connecting to wifi or to troubleshoot other problems. Plugging a cable into it is the only way to figure out what's wrong if the wifi connection isn't there anymore. As for the router, being able to give the router internet means that everything connected to my router is restored, including two access points. That's a lot better than a mobile hotspot. The devices at your link is what I ordered. If you read the descriptions on them, they describe them as devices that provide internet from the RJ45 to the USB. I want to do the opposite. I want the USB on the phone to provide internet to the RJ45 jack. Someone else has assured me that it will work because they have done it when their internet was out.
    06-27-2022 06:38 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ok, sorry for the misunderstanding. Not sure if this is possible, so I'll have to defer to anyone else who might have experience. Good luck!
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    06-27-2022 06:48 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Question these WiFi cameras don't have a app?
    06-27-2022 08:38 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    Nevermind my work WiFi cameras can't be reset through the app
    06-27-2022 08:54 PM
  9. gomezz's Avatar
    My thinking is that a small portable router *is* the the kind of "adaptor" your are looking for.
    06-28-2022 02:43 AM
  10. zgs's Avatar
    The app won't work if the camera doesn't know what wifi network to connect to. Once the wifi is lost, you have to plug in a cable to fix it with the app.
    06-28-2022 11:39 AM
  11. zgs's Avatar
    Yes, I've used a "pocket router" or "travel router" but that requires an outdoor outlet and probably an extension cord. The phone adapter is the best and easiest. I don't need anything else with that.
    06-28-2022 11:41 AM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    The app won't work if the camera doesn't know what wifi network to connect to. Once the wifi is lost, you have to plug in a cable to fix it with the app.
    Which WiFi camera you have?

    My 2 work cameras run off the WiFi at work that comes with a app the i can connect anywhere with wifi or mobile data. The other 6 are wired to dvr which i can get anywhere with app.
    06-28-2022 11:53 AM
  13. zgs's Avatar
    It's a Reolink RLC-510W.
    06-28-2022 01:12 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    I see now it uses one wire to transmit power and data little different from my set-up which has separate wire for power but this should have a app to remotely connect anywhere
    06-28-2022 01:17 PM
  15. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I want the USB on the phone to provide internet to the RJ45 jack. Someone else has assured me that it will work because they have done it when their internet was out.
    Please describe or link to what someone described. I realize you haven't confirmed yet.
    06-29-2022 08:05 AM
  16. zgs's Avatar
    Do a search for USB-C to ethernet adapter. They range from about $10 to $20. I got mine yesterday and it works. There's lots of them at Amazon.
    06-29-2022 09:32 AM
  17. tadpoles's Avatar
    So I just tried this at the office with a Cables-2-Go USB-C-to-Ethernet adapter and was successful, which surpised me. Settings-->Mobile Hotspot and Tethering-->Ethernet Tethering.
    06-29-2022 10:49 AM

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