How can laptop’s internet connection on my iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Trance, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Feb 27, 2011
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    My laptop is connected through an enternet cord because i'm to far from the router to use the wifi.
    (I stay 35ft from the router, passed a 40 ft enternet cable to my place)

    is there someway for me to use my laptops internet to wirelessly connect my iPad to the internet?

    also what would I need to have wifi in my place with an enternet cord? another router?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    Dec 30, 2010
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    I have seen something about setting up the laptop as an airport or something like that. Never had any luck.

    But, you can add a wireless hub to the end of that 40 ft ethernet cable and both the laptop, the ipad and even iphones can connect to it. They cost $50 more or less. And any guests can connect to your new wireless network.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    Sylon

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    Feb 26, 2012
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    Michigan/Ohio, USA
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    Is your laptop a Macbook (Pro/Air)? If so, you can go into your Settings, Sharing, then create a wifi network, sharing the connection you get from your ethernet cable over wifi. Macbook Pros (I don't know about the Airs, but I think so) have a built-in Airport Extreme inside. I used it with my MBP and it works pretty good. You have to re-extablish the connection whenever you close the laptop. That part can get annoying.


    If your laptop is a Windows laptop, then you can try the Apple Airport Express instead. Connect the Aiport Express to your ethernet cable, then use that as a router and project its wifi signal to your laptop and iPad. I have one of those as well and its awesome.
     

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