iPad wireless through airport?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by tom.96, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. tom.96 Suspended

    Jun 13, 2003
    This may be a daft question... but hopefully someone can help me out.

    I use my Nintendo DS wirelessly through my Macbook's airport card. It works perfectly - I have a wired cable internet connection and basically use the Macbook's airport as a wifi hub.

    Will I be able to do this with an iPad? I know it hasn't been released yet - but if I can do this then it would be great.

    My reasoning is - I wouldn't need the 3G one and can just hook up to wifi spots when I'm out and use the Mac's airport when in the flat.

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Yeah, it would be great... but you answered your own question. It's not out yet, so nobody knows.
  3. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    It will work but you should buy a router.
  4. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    you should use a router instead of killing your mb
  5. tom.96 thread starter Suspended

    Jun 13, 2003
    Thanks... Virgin offer a free 'N Router' so I'll see if they can send one through.
  6. Presha macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2008
    Double Down
    I have a stupid question (for I'm a noob to certain things) why would using your MBP as a hub (as stated in post) kill it (MBP)?

    Is it because of the strain it puts on the system? I ask because from time to I let visitors us my MacPro (via aiport card to connect to the internet). I have 10gb ram, 4tb's memory and a dual quadcore system. If this is bad, I would like to know so that I don't ruin my machine..

  7. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    I don't think per say it's bad. However, you'll have to have your computer on when running, and that kind of defeats the purpose of the iPad. If you need your computer running to use the iPad, then why not use your computer? LOL :).
  8. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    I don't know why not . . . my iPhone connects with no problem through my wireless network at home.

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