Question Anyone tried using a dongle on the dock?

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by MeLzAr, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. MeLzAr
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    Out of curiousity can you push a payload through the usb port on the dock? I dont own a dongle.
     
  2. Milenko

    Milenko GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    You need the AC adaptor plugged in to use the dock so there's no where to plug in the dongle
     
  3. MeLzAr
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    ahh right I was thinking of the full size usb but now you reminded me that all of the dongles use usb c. still curious if a payload can be pushed through the dock though.
     
  4. Uumas

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    I don't think so. The ports on the dock probably only allow the switch to be the "host" USB device and the dongle would need to be the "host"
     
  5. MeLzAr
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    Uumas I believe you are right. I just found a Usb A Male to Usb A Male cable and I plugged my computer in to the dock and it didn't send the payload or even recognize the switch at all. So case closed I guess. Thanks for the input!
     
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    What if you spliced the dongle into the USB C port used to charge the system and send the video out to the HDMI port? Say, for instance, you put in a USB C hub between the dock and the charger/dongle? So it's something like

    Charger + dongle ----> Hub ----> Dock

    Anyone out there have a USB C hub and willing to give it a go?
     
  8. dude1

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    considering you only need the dongle for the initial boot and rebooting is so rare why not use the dongle, then plug into the dock? seems easier than a mod chip
     
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