Connect Android to Ethernet

Do you want to get the fastest speed available on your Android device? Sure, LTE is fast and all but you’re hit with really small data caps. WiFi doesn’t impose the same limitations, but the speed is never consistent. So why not just connect Android to Ethernet?

Luckily, Android Marshmallow comes to the rescue. Android Marshmallow introduces new drivers that allow you to connect your Android device directly to an Ethernet cable without needing root! So far I tested this on my Nexus 5X and it worked without any problems. Let’s check out how to connect Android to Ethernet:

What You’ll Need:

  • Android Device Running Marshmallow
  • USB OTG Cable
  • USB to Ethernet

To do this, connect your Ethernet cable to the USB to Ethernet adapter.

Then connect the adapter to the USB OTG cable, and connect that USB OTG cable to your phone.

You should see the Ethernet icon in the upper right hand corner.

Now, all your data (including games, video, downloads, etc) will go through the Ethernet connection. Run a speed test to make sure that you are getting your full internet speed.