What's the cheapest way to get a home wifi?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Virgo, May 15, 2012.

  1. Virgo macrumors 6502

    Virgo

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    I got a wifi only iPad for my mom for mothers day because I thought there was an open wifi accessible from her house (it works for laptops). But nothing shows up as available on the wifi network list on her iPad.

    I wanted to know what's the cheapest way for her to get a usable wifi at home. I don't think she would be a very heavy data user. Would something from clear or some type of my-fi be the best bet? Or a router thing?
     
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    Does she currently have wired internet access?
     
  3. shinobi-81 macrumors 6502

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    How about typing in the wifi name manually (one that works for laptops)? Not all wireless networks let their name be visible.
     
  4. Virgo thread starter macrumors 6502

    Virgo

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    No she does not have wired Internet or cable. I think she is using some type of dial up with an old laptop.
     
  5. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Unless the "open wifi" is there for public use, unauthorized use of a wireless network is a misdemeanor in NY.

    "S 156.05 Unauthorized use of a computer.
    A person is guilty of unauthorized use of a computer when he or she
    knowingly uses, causes to be used, or accesses a computer, computer
    service, or computer network without authorization.
    Unauthorized use of a computer is a class A misdemeanor."
     
  6. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    Either paying for internet via the cable company or a wireless provider is your only option. I'm sure the iPad doesn't have the same wifi range for her to steal the internet like she can on the laptop.
     
  7. Hello... macrumors 6502a

    Hello...

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    Cable, it will not be listed, but call and ask for the lowest package, mine use to run 17.00 a month.
     

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