iPad and iPhone tethering

ChromeCloud

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Do you think there is any chance the iPad (wi-fi only model) will be able to use the iPhone internet connection through tethering?

Anybody having facts on this matter, besides legitimate guesses?
 

dread

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If you jailbroke your iphone and paid 9.99 for miwi I think it would work, but I am not sure.
 

KCWolfPck

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Does anyone think NetShare will work to use iPhone connection on iPad?
That's what I want to know too. I am guessing no. I don't see the wireless setting in the iPad as being robust enough (like a MacBook).

Put it this way, with the netShare app, could we share the 3G connection of iPhone 1 with a second iPhone? I can't think of a way to do it and that leads me to believe the the iPad will be the same (as it runs the same OS).

I wish it would work though....because I have the NetShare app too!
 

MrFrodo

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Feb 4, 2009
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I think this is really a key decision factor if the WIFI model does it or the 3G is needed. So if anybody finds along the way some real facts this would be very much appreciated!
 

Cinemagic

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AT&T is screwing its customers again with the iPad deal. NY Times reports AT&T saying "we can handle it". Of course - particularly since they failed to live up to their promise about iPhone tethering. It's much more profitable for AT&T to prohibit iPhone tethering and then charge another $20 a month for iPad data.

But, the iPad does connect to wireless networks. If it can connect to any wireless network (just like the iPhone can) then it can connect to a wireless network set up by a jailbroken iPhone. With a jailbroken iPhone, you can set up a wireless network than anyone (or anything) can join. No different to the hardware than any other network. Since wireless is faster than 3G, there would be no difference in download speeds between a 3G iPad and the jailbroken iPhone and WiFi iPad connected through it. A jailbroken iPhone with a WiFi only iPad makes more financial sense than a non-jailbroken iPhone and an iPad with 3G and another data plan - to the tune of $240 a year. The only issue you'd have is the battery drain on the iPhone.
 

colmaclean

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Tethering from the iPad in front of me to the iPhone in my pocket just makes too much sense!

Unfortunately, it would cut out a revenue stream for the telecoms partners, so I don't see it happening without jaibreak.
 

tofagerl

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Why don't you guys just get a Mifi and connect both iPhone, iPad, netbooks, macbooks and so forth to it?
If it was available in Norway, that's what I would do :|
 

colmaclean

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Why don't you guys just get a Mifi and connect both iPhone, iPad, netbooks, macbooks and so forth to it?
If it was available in Norway, that's what I would do :|
Would be good if I was on pay and go, but I've got almost another year to go on O2 so don't want yet another phone contract!
 

Chaos123x

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Man could you imagine trying to use a iPhone in New York after this thing comes out?


If the iPhone can do free legit legal tethering to the iPad I might actually buy one.
 

GregA

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Tethering from the iPad in front of me to the iPhone in my pocket just makes too much sense!

Unfortunately, it would cut out a revenue stream for the telecoms partners, so I don't see it happening without jaibreak.
It absolutely makes sense.

But is it about jailbreaking? I already tether my laptop to my iPhone (in Australia). Just like I used to tether my laptop to my Nokia. Both via Bluetooth.

Does the iPad OS itself allow us to tether the iPad to an iPhone OR Nokia via bluetooth? Or does the IPAD need to be Jailbroken?

(I get that if we get a Mifi, or jailbreak the iPhone to produce a wifi network, the iPad can use that just like a wifi network).
 

macmermaid

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Since all "3G" iPads are unlocked, can you use any carrier for the data plan? Maybe another carrier will come out with a cheaper data plan. Although $15 bucks a month is pretty cheap.
 

mackmgg

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Since all "3G" iPads are unlocked, can you use any carrier for the data plan? Maybe another carrier will come out with a cheaper data plan. Although $15 bucks a month is pretty cheap.
Yes you can use any carrier, but they have to support MicroSIM. T-mobile said that they will start supporting those this year though, so thats both major US GSM carriers
 

outz

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Yes you can use any carrier, but they have to support MicroSIM. T-mobile said that they will start supporting those this year though, so thats both major US GSM carriers
but from what i read it will only be 3g usable on att's radio bands... but you can still use it on tmo's edge network.

no webcam anyway, so who cares.
 

appleguy123

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but from what i read it will only be 3g usable on att's radio bands... but you can still use it on tmo's edge network.

no webcam anyway, so who cares.
I am confused Wikipedia say that T-mobile uses the 1700 and 2100 spectrums

Apple says that the iPAd can use the 2100 spectrum. Can someone clarify this?
 

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8CoreWhore

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AT&T is screwing its customers again with the iPad deal. NY Times reports AT&T saying "we can handle it". Of course - particularly since they failed to live up to their promise about iPhone tethering. It's much more profitable for AT&T to prohibit iPhone tethering and then charge another $20 a month for iPad data.

But, the iPad does connect to wireless networks. If it can connect to any wireless network (just like the iPhone can) then it can connect to a wireless network set up by a jailbroken iPhone. With a jailbroken iPhone, you can set up a wireless network than anyone (or anything) can join. No different to the hardware than any other network. Since wireless is faster than 3G, there would be no difference in download speeds between a 3G iPad and the jailbroken iPhone and WiFi iPad connected through it. A jailbroken iPhone with a WiFi only iPad makes more financial sense than a non-jailbroken iPhone and an iPad with 3G and another data plan - to the tune of $240 a year. The only issue you'd have is the battery drain on the iPhone.
+1

The iPad uses a standard WiFi radio. It doesn't know or care if the WiFi signal it sees is from the iPhone or Starbucks. If you can get your phone to share it's connection with your laptop, it will also work with the iPad.
 

Alicepire

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If someone made a dock to dock cable, would that work for tethering? Or is there any way of making this work without jailbreaking? I live in Australia, so AT&T isn't an issue. I already pay for tethering, seems cruel not to let me use it.
 

MyRumors

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What about tethering via bluetooth from iPhone to the iPad.
I live in norway where iPhone tethering is allowed. I tether via BT all the time to my mac, i see no problem with this to the iPad as long as they dont block it
 

KCWolfPck

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Jun 21, 2007
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+1

The iPad uses a standard WiFi radio. It doesn't know or care if the WiFi signal it sees is from the iPhone or Starbucks. If you can get your phone to share it's connection with your laptop, it will also work with the iPad.
I'm not so sure that is true. To share my iPhone's 3G connection with my MacBook, I have to adjust my MacBook network preferences to Create a new network. Then I connect to that network on my iPhone, then run the NetShare application.

Since the iPad runs the same OS as the iPhone, I don't believe I'll be able to make those same network options on the iPad to broadcast a wireless network like I can on the MacBook.

So....unless you know something I don't know....I don't think your statement is entirely true.
 

aarong50

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I'm not so sure that is true. To share my iPhone's 3G connection with my MacBook, I have to adjust my MacBook network preferences to Create a new network. Then I connect to that network on my iPhone, then run the NetShare application.

Since the iPad runs the same OS as the iPhone, I don't believe I'll be able to make those same network options on the iPad to broadcast a wireless network like I can on the MacBook.

So....unless you know something I don't know....I don't think your statement is entirely true.
I tested the MYWI application on my Iphone and my wife's Iphone. I was able to turn my Iphone into a wifi hotspot, connect to it with my wife's (over wifi) and browse at identical speeds on 3G.

It will work easily on the Ipad.