My desktop PC's second NIC is configured to IP address, subnet Other PCs talk to each other, when I give them similar addresses (,, etc.). All these PCs plug into a NetGear 100base hub.

How can I add a Nexus 7 tablet running Android 6.0.1 to this network?

My USB-to-cat5 dongle successfully connects the tablet to the internet via a router. But when I plug it into the NetGear hub instead, I see no way to specify an address like (Were this wifi instead of cat5, then it would be easy.)

If I replace the hub with another router (which would give the tablet a DHCP address), then the host PC gets confused because it has two 192.168 networks at once: https://superuser.com/questions/1101720/if-i-have-two-routers-how-do-computers-choose-which-to-use.

Edit: From google play I installed "wifi static" and, through that, set the IP address to But then I still couldn't see it on the 10.0.0.xxx net. Ping from PCs to the tablet failed. The tablet's TeamViewer app (for remote desktop) failed to connect to PCs with "connection error."

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You can address reserve the tablet by using address reservation on router with the MAC address of the tablet.

MAC address an be found in About Device -> Status

  • Settings -> about tablet -> status -> (ip address, or wi-fi mac address, or any other item) is a dead end. None of those, tapped or held, can change any setting. I see no way to set an IP address there. Holding an item only reports "text copied to clipboard." Jun 15, 2017 at 2:44
  • Sorry, do you mean to change a setting on the tablet, or on the router? (There is no router on the net now. But I can replace that net's hub with a router, if I must.) Jun 15, 2017 at 3:09
  • on the router, theres a feature for that its called ip reservation Jun 15, 2017 at 4:14
  • So the full answer is: you can't set the IP address of a Nexus 7's wired network. Instead, replace the hub with a router, configured to assign DHCP addresses in the range Jun 18, 2017 at 17:05

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