3G provide wifi for another device?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lokerd, May 7, 2010.

  1. lokerd macrumors 6502a

    lokerd

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    [Sorry if this a FAQ and answered elsewhere already.]

    I had talked myself out of exchanging my wifi model for the 3G...then it occurred to me that if I could provide a wifi to my wifes itouch, that would be really cool.

    I have been looking at the personal wifi units...but if the extra $30 was enough to sway me away from the ipad 3G...I definitely don't want to do $60 a month.

    If it's not possible now...is it ever possible for the iPad 3G to share it's signal?

    Thanks!
     
  2. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    Doubt if it will be anytime soon. $30 is just too great a price for unlimited service.
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yes i believe it is possible, but you need to jailbreak. im not certain if there is an app anywhere.

    if you had a nokia it would be so much easier
     
  4. lokerd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I am stuck with a palm centro on sprint for the foreseeable future.

    I can't justify $30 for the few minutes per day I am away from wifi (thanks to another member on another thread for pointing this out)...unless my wife could also get online with her touch.
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hmm maybe there is a palm based app that can do it? i not sure :(
     
  6. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    yes there is an app that allows you to do that, its a jail broken app tho its the equivalent to mifi for the iphone the name of the app i cant remember but if you search the forums or a another member will know im sure this is an app i just cant remember but as for you just decide whether to jailbreak or not.:D
     
  7. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    Yes, I tested it and it works. I was able to connect my desktop computer to the iPad and access the internet.

    You need to jailbreak the iPad and get the MyWi app from Cydia. It costs $10 and there is no monthly fee.
     
  8. Resist macrumors 68030

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    How is $30 a great price? 3G service is slow as all get out, when you are used to WiFi. At least it is when I use an iPhone for my area.
     

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