AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot + MyWi + iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by timotheezz, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. timotheezz macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to use an AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot (say Starbucks) with my iPhone, then use that connection in conjunction with the jailbreak app MyWi in order to have Wi-Fi onto the iPad?

    I guess my question boils down to: can MyWi "recycle" a Wi-Fi connection? Currently at work with no Wi-Fi to test of any sort.
     
  2. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Nope.
     
  3. oren1 macrumors member

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    I hope i understood your question correctly.
    You can create a wifi hotspot with mywi and tether your iPad with your iPhone. That's why we jailbreak our phones... No need for iPad 3g model ;)
     
  4. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    He wants to Connect to the At&t Wifi with the iPhone and share that to the iPad Wifi.
     
  5. timotheezz thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know we can use our iPhone's 3G connection as a means for transmitting Wi-Fi. My question was whether we can use a Wi-Fi connection and re-transmit using MyWi for use with the iPad.

    I'm only asking because if I were to walk into a Barnes & Noble, yes I can receive Wi-Fi because I have a 3G plan on my iPhone. But can I harness that Wi-Fi using MyWi so that my iPad can get Wi-Fi? Obviously, if I attempted to connect to B&N's Wi-Fi straight up, I wouldn't be able to because I don't have a 3G plan on it.

    It's a little hard to word this question -- I'm brain farting over here :p

    Edit: ViViDboarder beat me to it, and he only used one sentence! lol
     
  6. dread macrumors 6502a

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    No because miwi is using the wifi antennna to broadcast so it can't receive. However, this thing flies using the 3G connection.
     
  7. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Yea... By the way I answered this in one word in post number 2 :p
     
  8. tripjammer macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah MyWi only connects to the 3G on the Iphone and then broadcasts wifi to whatever you want to connect to it....So its 3G to Wifi...not wifi to wifi.
     

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