iPad as HotSpot? And if not why not?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Macwick, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Macwick macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2008
    Just wondering - can you use the iPad 2 as a HotSpot the same way you can with an iPhone? It seems like you should be able to (3G, same iOS version, etc).

    It would make sense, but I suspect the answer is no.

    I'm going to the beach this summer (no Wifi access there). We'll bring my 3G iPad 2 and a Macbook. Ideally the Macbook could share the iPad's 3G connection.

    Any chance this is supported?
  2. XXFirefighter macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2011
    No Dice.
    If there's a internet connection, you CAN hardline it to the MB and then make THAT your hot spot and use your ipad off that !
  3. Lightey macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2010
    If you jailbrake, you can install MyWi. Otherwise, no.
  4. techiegirl macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    I don't think there is a jailbreak for iPad 2 yet, but I have used the 3G iPad (original) as a hotspot with mywi. It worked great and battery life was a whole lot better than iPhone.

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