How do I create a wireless hotspot with my 3G iPad?

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  1. DaneGuy macrumors 6502

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    My wife needs to get online with her laptop despite the fact that we'll be in the woods. :rolleyes:

    Can I set up my 3G iPad to be a hotspot for the laptop?

    Thank you.
     
  2. steviem macrumors 68020

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    You'll need to jailbreak it and install mywi...
     
  3. DaneGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm jail-busted. Is mywi on Cydia?
     
  4. pondie84 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. You should get the one that says 'no rock'
     
  5. DaneGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awesome. Thanks. Hopefully, it will be so simple even a caveman can do it. :D
     
  6. Macdicted macrumors regular

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    Whats the difference between Rock and No Rock ?
     
  7. DaneGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I keep getting "forbidden" errors. :confused:
     
  8. Vic-Viper macrumors regular

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    DO NOT USE MyWi on the iPad. It replaces elements of the Springboard to allow background tethering. When this happens on the iPad your interface thinks its an iPhone and nothing short of a restore will get it back.

    This has been reported many places.
     
  9. DaneGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You have got to be @$#)*%ing me! Really? I just installed it.
    Is there another way to make the iPad a hotspot?
     
  10. romeo.xk macrumors 6502a

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    Just make sure you have SBsetting installed and do a respring... It will take care of the funny iPhone icons...

    THe only down side, you will have to do this every time you re boot your iPad, but it only takes 5 secs to do...
     
  11. Julien macrumors G3

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    ...a better question is how do you get 3g in the woods?:D
     
  12. pondie84 macrumors 6502a

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    No one is reporting these issues on this thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=909834

    Although it looks like some people haven't worked out how to use it. On my phone I has to do a network reset through settings to get it to work sometimes.
     
  13. DaneGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good point. I'm really hoping AT&T comes through for me. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Julien macrumors G3

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    It's all about economics. Before AT&T spends over a $100,000 putting up a 3G cell tower in the woods for 10 campers they should place it in a small city that doesn't have 3G or put up a 4G tower (in north Atlanta:eek:).
     
  15. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    I use MyWi on a daily basis on my iPad to make a wireless hot spot. I have had only minor issues. Sometimes when you go to turn the hot spot off, it will stay on even if it indicates on the app as OFF. A simple power off will fix it. It works better if you do not have backgrounding enabled for MyWi itself. Just start the hot spot and exit the app normally (home button).

    If you are having serious issues, try the Auto-Fix tethering option. This works surprisingly well.
     
  16. JodyK macrumors 6502a

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    +1 I am N of ATL also
     
  17. sineplex macrumors 6502

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    ok thanks.
     

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