iPad plug to ethernet cable adapter?

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

  1. Tix macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2011

    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?

  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Nope. Just use a router or portable hotspot like the ASUS WL-330GE or AirPort Express.
  3. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2010
    I sure wouldn't want to be one of your clients if you know so little about the iPad.
  4. IllIllIll, Dec 2, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2011

    IllIllIll macrumors 65816

    Oct 2, 2011
    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

    Feb 19, 2011
    Airport Express sounds like a very nice solution.

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

    Apr 17, 2011
    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
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2011

    QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    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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