iPad Confirmed: MyWi on iPad 3G allows you to tether other devices

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  1. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    I just installed MyWi on my 3G iPad and was able to then connect my laptop to to the iPad and use it's 3G service to access the internet. Worked great.

    This means that you should be able to connect anything, like a Blackberry or desktop/laptop.
     
  2. troop231 macrumors 603

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  3. Imidazole macrumors regular

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    I'm curious how fast it drains the ipads battery. Based on what I see on the iPhone i would guess 45 minutes.
     
  4. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

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    I think the general consensus was that it drains about 10% on the iPhone every 30 minutes with regular, but not intense usage.
     
  5. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

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    You mean the iPad's battery or is that still unknown? I'd think the iPad battery would hold up better than an iPhone battery.
     
  6. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, I was just mentioning to him that the general consensus is that the iPhone drains about 10-20% every 30 minutes, which turns out to be about 2.5 hrs to 5 hours depending on usage. (He said that he was guessing the iPad will last around 45 minutes on tethering.)

    This is the first report I've seen where MyWi has worked on an iPad 3G so we'll see how it turns out.
     
  7. gatearray macrumors 65816

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    +1

    Just started MyWi tethering on my 3GS today and this figure is exactly my findings, as well.
     
  8. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    I've heard that it was closer to 2-3 hours of battery life using MyWi on an iPhone 3GS. TUAW said that MyWi drains battery even when their iPhone was charging, so it supposedly drains your iPhone by a pretty big amount. Five hours sounds great, especially with a battery pack. You really wouldn't need a 3G iPad ;).
     
  9. Ikyo macrumors 6502

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    Which version did you install? I have heard that only certain ones work.
     
  10. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    You can charge an iPhone while using mywi. My car charger and wall charger will charge my iPhone regardless of how intensively I'm using mywi.
     
  11. Coukos34 macrumors 6502

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    Not to be a dick but, thats what MyWy does. It makes itself into a wifi hotspot (ie accessible from anything that can connect to wifi). Glad that you got it to work, but I don't think anyone was wondering if you could do this.
     
  12. mayassa macrumors regular

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    I was:rolleyes:
     
  13. Ikyo macrumors 6502

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    I have tried a couple versions and don't get any of them to actually showup in my applications for some reason.
     
  14. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You realize that this was MyWi ON THE IPAD right? Everyone already knew it would work to turn your iPhone into a hotspot. You knew 100% it would work on the iPad too without testing it?
     
  15. TriHFH macrumors member

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    Are you using the no rock version? Are you able to successfully disable the mywi after enabling it? Mine works fine while enabled, but it won't disable and I am forced to do reboot my iPad to get the blue status bar to disappear...
     
  16. Ikyo macrumors 6502

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    I accidentally installed the ROCK version and my iPad froze up. I had to SSH in and reboot it. I removed ROCK because I guess there are some issues with it.
     
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  18. Ikyo macrumors 6502

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    Ever figure out which one to install?
     
  19. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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  20. BIG BOSS macrumors regular

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    Can AT&T tell the difference between using your 3g iPad or using your 3GS as a hot spot for you iPad? I don't want to pay $30 bucks apiece. Since I bought my ipad 3g I haven't used my iPhone much for the internet.
     
  21. OceanView macrumors 65816

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    So how long does the battery on the iPad 3G last when using MyWi?
    Does it last only say 5-6 hours now instead of the 9-10 hours?
     
  22. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

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    MyWi + Jailbroken iPhone = Saving $149 on my iPad Purchase (got the Wifi one instead of the 3GS), and saving $30 a month on having to buy an extra data plan! WIN WIN!!
     
  23. iPadztr macrumors 6502

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    i'm wondering, if the HTC HD2 would be able to use the iPad hotspot as a Wifi for 3G connection. I know T-Mobile HTC HD2 does not work with ATT 3G connection, but what if iPad hotspot as a wifi connection? Anyone?
     
  24. linrey macrumors newbie

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    Working on my iPad 3G

    My route to mywi started with the Rock version, which registered the iPad, but it wouldn't work. I uninstalled it and got the no Rock version from Cydia. Since I'd already bought it, it downloaded fine. It runs and gives me a wifi net for my iTouch and Macbook. Yay!
     
  25. iPadztr macrumors 6502

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    i'm assuming this would be the same if you have HTC HD2 right? :D
     

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