Camera kit and 3G dongle

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sheppy1, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a

    sheppy1

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    Does anyone know if it would be possible to connect a 3G dongle to the iPad using the camera kit and then use it to browse the web on the go?
     
  2. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

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    I would say no as it's not a powered USB, I don't think it'd be able to drive the 3G radio,

    Could be wrong though, who knows :D
     
  3. Tebailey macrumors regular

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    I would very much doubt you could get that to work... Why not just cut the SIM from the dongle to micro SIM size and get a 3G?

    Your proposed set up would ruin the lines and wire free 'ness of the iPad

    Tom
     
  4. sheppy1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Because I didn't think of that when I bought my iPad so I've only got the wifi version lol, it's no biggy anyway, I don't NEED a 3G connection, it just might have been useful someday if I could have done what I suggested
     
  5. tico24 macrumors 6502

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    Can't see it working myself - every 3g dongle I've ever used has needed to install software onto the computer before connecting.
     
  6. sheppy1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I suppose I could tether my iPad to my netbook and get 3G Internet access like that?
     
  7. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Of course not. Do you really think Apple is that stupid? They made the ipad, they made the camera connector.
     

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