New Ipad Hotspot????

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Bulldog3777, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Bulldog3777 macrumors 6502

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    Forgive me for being stupid. I have never used a hotspot on anything but my mifi. How does the Verizon hotspot on the Ipad work? Do you connect a cable to the Ipad? Or does it just send out a signal like my Verizon mifi? Will the Ipad have a way of making the signal secure? The only time I would use it is to connect with my laptop or my wife's Ipad. I just do not understand the process. Thinking of getting rid of my mifi and the $30 every month.
     
  2. elaniemay macrumors 6502

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    I *think* your devices will find your iPad as a hotspot when you search for a wifi network. I believe I read that up to five devices can be supported, and their usage goes against your data plan (though I would love some further explanation on that).
     
  3. Ste Nova macrumors 6502

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    thats how the ip4 works
     
  4. Bulldog3777 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hotspot

    Will the Ipad have a way of sending out a secure signal or will anyone in the airport have access to it?
     
  5. Ste Nova macrumors 6502

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    ip4 forces secuirty, you can not set it as an open hotspot
     
  6. Bulldog3777 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hotspot

    Will I set the password? I know I sound dumb.
     
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