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Hotspot mode and ethernet

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:20 am
by kb3nun
running open gd77 in hotspot mode with raspberry zero, I would like to connect it to Ethernet also if I was to buy a micro USB splitter would that work, one end would goto the Ethernet adapter and the other would goto the speaker mic

Thanks
Kb3nun
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Re: Hotspot mode and ethernet

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:02 am
by VK3KYY
I think you'd need to buy a USB hub.

The GD-77 does not take power from USB, but the ethernet adaptor would need to be powered, so you'd need a hub which which can supply power

Normally hubs take their power from the device they are plugged into, e.g. your RPi Zero, but you'd need to check the specs on the RPiZero to see if its capable of supplying much current out of its USB connection

Re: Hotspot mode and ethernet

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:33 am
by YT5HOK
Isn't it easier (and cheaper) to just buy Raspberry 3B+? :)

Re: Hotspot mode and ethernet

Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 3:59 pm
by kt4lh
Or a Zero W that has wifi.. But yeah you can get a hub for $10 and a USB to Ethernet dongle for $10, plus it's all a bit janky, etc. If you need ethernet I'd also suggest just getting a full sized Pi like suggested.

Personally, mine works fine on wifi.