that I was hoping to use with my Pi Zero. I’ve plugged the trailing OTG end into the microUSB port on the PiZero, and plugged my network cable into the socket at the end (like in product photo 6). But when I boot the PiZero it’s not finding a network connection.
Does the hub need a separate power supply? There’s a little DC power socket on one side (not shown in the product photos - mine has no label with CE markings like in product photo 3, instead there’s this little socket for a barrel jack) but I don’t see any markings to say what kind of supply it’s expecting.
Possibly this has been solved as the date is April.
But it showed up because of the OTG label and I posted about OTG, so I thought I might throw in my 2 cents.
Network troubles can range from simple to difficult to solve. If you can plug the network cable into a network hub it can show a lot just using the led lights. Right polarity, right colour, flashing indicating traffic, etc. The product description states it can draw up to 280mA just plugged in. This can be too much for some OTG devices. A phone will not run a USB hard drive via OTG. (well not the seagate ones I have) The product pics seem to show it can be used without a plug pack and connect to the PiZero. (with regard to the plug pack and no specification on the device, be careful. I have seen these devices range from 3.3v to 12v. The wrong plug pack may damage the device)
The Adafruit video does not demonstrate the device, it mentions a similar device was tested but only shows pics of this one.
I have no experience of the PiZero.
My last thought is that most network adapters and hubs can sort themselves out for cables that may not be wired correctly. This device is designed to add 3 x USB ports and an ethernet port to a PiZero. Then connection of the ethernet port to an ethernet hub or switch for other ethenet connections. Generally connection of computer to computer ethernet does not work.
Anyway, hope it was solved simply and quickly … before my post.