How to connect your device to the Surface Unit via an Ethernet cable. This setup is suited for permanent a stationary "Dive Buddy" spectator setup or for a drone pilot operating within unstable wireless conditions.
Connecting Ethernet to the Surface Unit
You can connect to the Surface Unit via Ethernet by using the USB accessory port. The Surface Unit supports most USB-Ethernet dongles, however we recommend using a known branded 10/100Mbps dongle such as the Apple Ethernet dongle (https://amzn.to/2Yq9yY9). Keep in mind that the Surface Unit is no longer splash-proof when exposing the accessory port or charging port. The Surface Unit will act as a DHCP-server so there is no need to setup static IP-addresses on the clients.
Connecting Ethernet to iOS devices
In order to enable Ethernet on Lightning connector based iOS devices a Ethernet to USB-A dongle (https://amzn.to/2Yq9yY9) and a Lightning to USB3 adaptor (https://amzn.to/2KVgl9b). Keep in mind that you need to power the Lightning to USB3 adaptor in order to make it work. If the iOS device has a USB-C connector the setup for Android can be used.
Connecting Ethernet to Android devices
Depending on you have a micro-B USB or a USB-C you will need to find a suiting adaptor. Alternavily use a docking station with a RJ45 connector such as the DeX station for Samsung 8-series. If using a USB-C or a DeX docking-station some devices* also support the HDMI output on some USB-C hubs.
If you cannot get contact with you drone, try to replug the dongle to the phone and restart the app. Also double check that the Ethernet setup is set to "DHCP-client/Automatic" and not "Static IP/Manual".
*Samsung phones supporting USB-C to HDMI: Galaxy S8 and S8+, Note 8, Galaxy S9 and S9+, Galaxy Book, Note 9, Galaxy Tab S4