iPad plug to ethernet cable adapter?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Tix, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Tix macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I don't know if this even exists, but is there such an adapter that combines an ethernet cable to an iPad 2 plug?
    I'm helping a client set up a trade show and wifi is crazy expensive. I'm wondering if there's a way to hardwire an iPad 2 with internet.

    Any ideas or tips on how to do this? Any hacks available?

    Thanks
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Nope. Just use a router or portable hotspot like the ASUS WL-330GE or AirPort Express.
     
  3. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    I sure wouldn't want to be one of your clients if you know so little about the iPad.
     
  4. IllIllIll, Dec 2, 2011
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    IllIllIll macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. Have you considered tethering over WiFi to a 3G or 4G smartphone or MiFi? You haven't mentioned what your bandwidth requirements are.

    By the way, what do you plan on hardwiring the iPad to?
     
  5. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Airport Express sounds like a very nice solution.

    That seems a little... unnecessary.
     
  6. lilkangster macrumors member

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    Tether it to your laptop if theres a laptop available. I know macbooks and most pc laptops will allow you to do this.
     
  7. QuarterSwede, Dec 3, 2011
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    QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    This is probably the cheapest available option if the convention center is supplying ethernet for free (or cheap).

    Mac: Create a computer-to-computer network
    Windows: Set up a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network

    OP (original poster), basically your client will be creating a wifi router from his computer so the iPad will see it as a wifi router and can connect to it.
     

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