iPad mini iPad mini to iPad mini

Discussion in 'iPad' started by enuenu, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. enuenu macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2011
    I just bought my two kids an iPad Mini each. These devices only have WiFi. Can these two devices somehow network wirelessly with each other directly, creating a LAN so they can play a game with each other (Minecraft).

    When at home they can communicate via the household wireless router. However what about when we are away on holiday or travelling in the car? Can the two devices network with each other directly?

    If this cannot be done, could my wife's new iPad Air (4G) be used as a central router?
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Doesn't Minecraft PE (the one that runs on the iPad) require an internet connection to play multiplayer (on Realms)? (Unlike the desktop version).

  3. enuenu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2011
    Not sure, maybe I should check a Minecraft forum?
  4. techiegirl macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2007
    If your wife's iPad has hotspot she can turn on the hotspot and have the kids iPads connect to it. I've done it before.
  5. TyWahn macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2003

    You absolutely can play over the same wifi network. I play on an 1st Gen iPad and my boys play on minis.

    We love to play and the new update changes everything.

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