iPad iPad & Ethernet cable

Discussion in 'iPad' started by zoran, May 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68000

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    Is wireless internet connection the only way to go with iPad? Or is there someway to connect the Ethernet cable to it? Why? Don't ask why :D
     
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    You can use Goodreader / Dropbox etc to connect your Ipad to other devices on your network.

    Goodreader is my own personal choice. Very reliable, kept up to date, and works smoothly and quickly over my network.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Yes only wifi no Ethernet cable it won't work.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    There is also a MacMini in the house in case i can make an internet connection through it... is it possible? I just hate the idea of changing the ModemRouter i already have.
     
  5. macrumors 68020

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    Just buy a new router. Enjoy your iPad with wireless goodness.
     
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    Consultant

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    Yes, you can turn on Internet Sharing (make sure to set password) in your Mini.
     
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    Are there any down sides to this?
     
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    Night Spring

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    Your mini has to be on for your iPad to have an Internet connection. If you leave your mini on all the time anyway, then no, I don't see any downsides.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    might there be some other way other than having the mini to do the internet sharing connection? some other hardware perhaps?
     
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    Night Spring

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    Yes. A wireless router. :D

    If you want, you can keep your current modem/router and add the wireless router as an extension to your network.
     
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    I just have wireless, in fact i hate any kind of wireless connection and waves, anything i cant see or touch gives me the creeps! I was wondering if there could be some device simpler than a modem/router to do the job, with at least less wireless range just to be safer!
     
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    Night Spring

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    Sorry, no. The whole point of tablets is portability, and it won't be very portable if it had a cable connection. And a wireless router is a very simple device, and some, like Apple's Airport Express, are quite small, about the size of a large power connector. I don't think it gets any simpler than that.
     
  15. macrumors 68030

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    Seriously?
     
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    There're all kinds of "invisible" things around you:
    Cellular signals
    Other people's wifi
    TV signals
    Satellite broadcasts
    Magnetic fields from the earth
    Cosmic radiation
    etc.
     
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    paulbennett95

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    Examples of waves in your immediate vicinity right now:
    Light
    Sound
    Subatomic particles (quantum mechanics :D )
    Heat emitting from your body
    Radio waves being broadcasted
    Cellular radio waves
    AND MORE

    You better get your tin foil hat on now or you'll be doomed! :rolleyes:

    On a more serious note, you can use a Mac as a wireless hotspot if it's connected to a source of internet, I'd suggest password protecting it however. That'll allow you to tether your iPad to your computer for internet access.

    Good luck.
     
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    spyguy10709

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    That's just...........................
    NO.

    Sun exposure for about an hour gives you more radiation than you could get in a lifetime of a wifi router being strapped to your head.
     
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    MrWillie

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    I have an old Dlink pocket router/AP/client device. I take it wherever I go. I was going to link it's replacement, but here is something even better that I think I am going to try out.

    http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-solutions/connect/routers/dir-505-shareport-mobile-companion

    Everybody's different. Embrace it, don't mock it. Listen to other's thoughts and views. No need for mockery. I bet there is a thing or two about you that others might find 'different'.
     
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    Outrigger

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    you have a lot more to worry about if you just afraid of some wifi waves. like radiation, microwave....etc. if you're this paranoid, you're better off moving to the mountains. (not that you'll escape radiation or microwave and such..etc)
     
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    Yes, a MacMini is able to share through wifi... BUT... the encryption is limited to WEP and therefore considered unsafe. The radiated wifi power is fixed. If you could add an Airport Express (or some other good wifi accesspoints), you have the option to reduce the radiated wifi power (aka reducing its range) in the configuration. You can also use the 5GHz wifi option; studies show that signals at these frequencies hardly penetrate the body at all, if that is what you're worried about.
     
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    Uhhh, since when? Just looked at it on my MBP, and WPA2 is my only option for security. Which version of OS X are you using?
     
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    Troll. Then breathing gives you the creeps since you can't see air.

    - Typing on your keyboard (either physical or touchscreen) emit sound waves
    - Cooking food (or being near hot food) emits radiation
    - Sun emits radiation
    - Computer display (like the one you're looking at right now) emits radiation
    - Anything you hear is sound waves
    - Anything you see is light waves
    - Anything you feel/touch is waves, vibrations are waves

    Waves are in everyone's lives. You cannot escape waves. If you're using your 5 senses, you are using waves. Including taste.
     
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    paulbennett95

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    I kind of agree with the troll accusation.
    Makes a very odd and baseless claim on a thread, gets a large reaction and stops responding.

    And besides, I'd be more worried about the fluoride in the water and the aluminum oxide in the clouds :rolleyes:
     

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