iPhone Tethering w/ iPad

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by LotuSviLLe, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. LotuSviLLe macrumors member

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    So quick generic question on internet tethering for the iPhone.

    If I get Internet tethering on my iPhone through AT&T my iPad could potentially connect through the Internet via my iPhone correct?

    Let me know if I'm right. Thanks.
     
  2. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    Unfortunately, no. The tethering offered natively in the iPhone OS is via USB or Bluetooth only and the iPad does not have the capability to recognize and use a data connection made through either of these connections.

    AFAIK, the only way you could tether your iPad to your iPhone is to jailbreak your iPhone and use a paid jailbreak app (I think it costs $20) called MyWi to turn your iPhone into a Wi-Fi hotspot. Your iPad would then be able to connect to it just like it would any other Wi-Fi hotspot.
     

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