Wired Ethernet adapter on Fire TV Stick

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  1. Rob says:

    I have 2Gen Fire TV Stick used with Amazon Ethernet Adapter. If I connect an OTG cable to the female micro usb of the adapter, should the usb port of the OTG allow use of a 4 port usb powered usb hub (Belkin)? The hub can be mains powered.

    • Mark says:

      It would depend if Amazon’s Ethernet adapter has USB pass-through. Personally I would not think so, from Amazon’s point of view there is no need to provide that functionality. However, it would be cool if it did – might save some folk some money using their existing tech.

      I don’t have an Amazon Ethernet adapter so I can’t test this.

      If you are able to try it please comment here to say if it worked or not.

  2. Amy Adcroft says:

    I bought a LAN ethernet adapter for my 2nd gen firestick. It worked initially as wired, but now seems to default back to wifi and will not go to “wired”. I’ve unplugged everything and started over, but it is not reading. I’ve tried using a different ethernet cable but the firestick wants to only use the wireless option for some reason.

    • Mark says:

      [dons troubleshooting hat] This is what I’d do to eliminate various things:

      1. Try plugging something else into the USB OTG cable, like a keyboard or mouse (mouse won’t work in main FireTV interface but will work in Kodi if you have that installed). If it doesn’t work then the OTG cable may have a problem.

      2. Try plugging the ethernet cable into a different port on your router which you know definitely works because you’ve had something else plugged into it that works.

      3. Try the USB LAN adapter on something else. e.g. a laptop computer. Even if the laptop computer already has an ethernet adapter, plug the USB adapter in, wait for it to be recognised by the computer then plug your ethernet cable into the USB adapter. Check to see if the computer has now connected via the wired connection and not WiFi (I am assuming you know how to tell this from the network connection icon in the windows system tray on the task bar).

      4. Unplug everything and blow high pressure air into the micro USB socket on the firestick, the ethernet socket on the USB LAN adapter and the main USB socket on the OTG cable. No need for a fancy aerosol air blaster, just use your mouth and a deep breath!

      5. Buy a new FireTV stick and use the old one somewhere where WiFi is OK or as a spare (yay! an excuse to buy some more tech).

      6. Go to the pub.

  3. Stephen says:

    Neither adapter work 2nd gen firestick

    • Mark says:

      When you say neither worked do you mean you tried two of the same adapters or two different adapters (e.g. the basic one or the one mentioned above with the USB hub)?

      I’ve now tried both and they both work fine with my 2nd gen fire TV stick. However some other comments suggest a problem.

      I guess the beauty of ordering from Amazon is you can easily return them for a refund if they don’t work.

      • Stephen says:

        Tried both the hub and separate LAN on otg neither worked the stick sometimes shows on network as connected but stick still relies on WiFi lol

        Menu never shows LAN settings I am beginning to think Amazon on the tweak pending release of own product

        • Mark says:

          Just a thought, but have you by chance ever enabled USB debugging options – Settings > Device > Developer Options > USB debugging ? It’s sometimes used when sideloading apps or doing other techy stuff. If it’s on, try turning it off!

          Also, and without stating the bleeding obvious(!) have you checked the cable you are using is OK and has good connection to your network/router and the internet etc. e.g. by connecting a different device to it. If there’s no internet on the end of the ethernet cable FireTV won’t switch to wired network. I only say this because you mention it sometimes works suggest a poor connection somewhere.

          Mine’s still running perfectly and I think there’s been at least one software update for the FireTV stick since I’ve been using wired network.

  4. luis liriano says:

    Hi, I bought a pro 96h similar to the Fire Stick.
    I would like to know if this computer behaves like the Fire Stick in its Ethernet adaptativo allows you to connect USB devices such as keyboards, mice and Ethernet adapters using a simple OTG Cable.
    Thanks.

  5. Megan Newell says:

    Can you help me please? I have done all of the above steps and when I finally get to “networks” there is no option for wired! I’m so bummed! Do I have hope you might be able to help. Thank you and look forward to hearing from you!
    Megan

    • Mark says:

      There is no ‘option’ for wired, it’s automatic. Meaning that when you connect an Ethernet cable (which is connected to your network of course!) then it automatically changes to ‘wired’ as you can see in the video.

      All I can suggest is:

      1. Make sure the Ethernet cable is ‘live’ by plugging another device into it.
      2. Switch it all off then make sure it’s all connected up and then power on.

      If that still doesn’t work then perhaps you have a USB to Ethernet adaptor that is not working. Which model do you have?

      • Megan Newell says:

        I actually purchased 2 of them in total. I thought the first one didn’t work then ordered a 2nd one and that one didn’t work. So I assumed it’s the firestick?!? I also tried 2 different ethernet cables.

        • improdia says:

          See comment below regarding the version of Firestick – this only works on 2nd generation FireTV Sticks

        • Tse-Yao Wang says:

          I have the same issue. I have a fire tv stick (2nd gen.). I tested the Ugreen Ethernet adapter on Chromecast, the Ethernet adapter worked pretty well. I would say that is amazon’s trick because they are going to sell their own Ethernet adapter.

    • Keithjen2010 says:

      I’m also having the same issue….I’ve been told that the fire tv stick should be rooted…but don’t know how

      • Mark says:

        Note, this for 2nd generation FireTV stick or “All New” Fire TV Stick. I believe that USB OTG can be enabled on rooted 1st generation Fire TV sticks but I’ve never tried to do that. I’m sure if you Google it you’ll find some guides. Just to be clear, 2nd generation FireTV sticks DO NOT need to be rooted for this to work.

        A quick way to tell if you have a 1st or 2nd gen stick is to measure it! A 1st gen stick is 7.5cm long and a 2nd gen stick is 8.5cm long.

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