Using Apple TV with 3G service only

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by Grandfarter, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Grandfarter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I have a question:
    is there any way for me to use my 3G enabled iPad with latest Apple TV ? My only source of Internet access is my iPad (which is jail-broken).
    It seems like the Apple TV requires Airport. Let s say I bought the Airport router. Could I get Airport to become my router (using My Wi or some other app) and use Apple TV?
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    I may be wrong, but I believe routers take wired signals and convert to wireless, not the other way around.

    As for Apple TV, have no idea how it works, but *IF* it can connect to the internet wirelessly, then it could theoretically connect through your iPad, though I doubt the speed of a 3g connection would make it worthwhile -- streaming videos over 3G can be verrrrrry slow.
     
  3. jkeating2005 macrumors regular

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    Download mywi fornyour iPad and create a hotspot. Mywi has a 3 day trial before you have to purchase it. This will allow you to test streaming on the appletv. Good luck. Let us know how it goes. If it goes well dot forget to purchase mywi! :)
     
  4. CrAkD macrumors 68040

    CrAkD

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    hope you got grandfathered in on the unlimited plan.
     
  5. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

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    The ipad's 3G service is a flat rate each month. No limit.
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    Not any longer. They put a cap on it, unless you got grandfathered in.
     

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