All iPads basic connection related question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bluebird3, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. bluebird3 macrumors regular

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    I'm taking my friends ipad with me to overseas
    . They have an iPad connected using cell tower, but have no wireless internet connection. How I use mine once I get there ? I need to get it connect ed on that day i arrive over there.so i can continue my work with computer ( e mailing, web, Skype, etc ).
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Sorry, but your situation is not so clear...

    You are borrowing a friend's iPad to take overseas. And you are visiting another friend, who has a cellular iPad but no wifi?

    Or, you are visiting a friend overseas who has a cellular iPad, and they will let you borrow it while you are visiting them?

    Which is it? And if it's the first case, is the iPad you are taking with you a cellular iPad?
     
  3. bluebird3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, my friend here has an extra ipad for me to take with me to overseas. At the destination, they also have an ipad but connected via cellular.

    So what do I need to get mine connected?
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Well, you didn't say if the iPad you are taking with you is wifi only, or if it can connect to cellular. Tell me that first.
     
  5. bluebird3, Oct 3, 2013
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    bluebird3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    My friends ipad is wifi base. We don't know if it got cellar connection capability.
     
  6. Night Spring, Oct 3, 2013
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    Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Well, you should check to see what model it is, because that is crucial info.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5452

    Also, you said the friend you are visiting has no wireless Internet connection. Do they have a WIRED Internet connection?
     
  7. bluebird3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure which model...... I'll check it.

    Mean time, they have wired internet connection yes. I think... Dial up..... :(

    They will need a cable or "optic fiber light" something.... And the router ? I'm not sure of they are willing to change the hard wire connectivity just fir me...
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    If there is a way to connect an Ethernet cabe to their Internet setup, then you can buy an Airport Express. Plug it into an Ethernet Internet connection, and you have wifi.

    If that's not possibe, then you need a cellular iPad.

    There is a possibility that their iPad has tethering capability, but since you and your friends all seem technologically not well versed, I wouldn't recommend trying to figure that out. Too many steps in the process.

    Is there an Apple store near you?
     

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