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GreaterD
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May 19, 2010, 11:29 AM
 
I have a iPad (WiFi only version), iPhone and am going to China for 1 week. How can I access internet without being in the hotel?
     
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May 19, 2010, 11:39 AM
 
Depending on where you go in China, 3G reception (for the iPhone) varies from completely nonexistent within a hundred-mile radius to acceptable reception more or less everywhere. You’ll be paying through the nose for it, of course.
     
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May 19, 2010, 12:31 PM
 
Right, I do understand that, but because I need to get internet on the iPad and only have the WiFi version. But I have the 3G on the iPhone, isn't there some way that I can link the two to get access to the iPad?
     
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May 19, 2010, 12:34 PM
 
Oh, you meant specifically on the iPad.

As far as I recall from previous threads about this, it was at some point specifically stated that tethering from the iPhone to an iPad is not supported and will not work.

Not sure if someone’s found a way around it or anything, though; this was a while ago …
     
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May 19, 2010, 12:43 PM
 
Thank you for the quick reply and knowledge you presented. Question solved.
     
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May 19, 2010, 05:11 PM
 
If your iPhone is from a carrier that allows tethering, turn on wifi tethering. If you're on AT&T you're SOL.
     
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Originally Posted by mduell View Post
If your iPhone is from a carrier that allows tethering, turn on wifi tethering. If you're on AT&T you're SOL.
I thought the problem was that the iPad wouldn’t be able to recieve a tethered connection?

Or am I misremembering and switching phone and pad around? Was it that the iPad would only not be able to tether its connection outward?
     
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May 19, 2010, 10:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
I thought the problem was that the iPad wouldn’t be able to recieve a tethered connection?
To the iPad it's just any other wifi access point.
     
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May 20, 2010, 05:19 AM
 
Nonsense. Oisin's right. Tethering and wifi access points are two totally different issues.

You tether to the iPhone over BT. That's something the iPad can't do. The iPod touch can't either.

To get 3G data on an iPad wifi you'd need a 3G to wifi adapter (like the Sprint Overdrive or the Verizon MiFi).
     
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May 20, 2010, 03:00 PM
 
Er right, I was thinking of the jailbreak tethering apps not the Apple way.
     
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May 20, 2010, 06:29 PM
 
Riiiight.

Originally Posted by mduell View Post
If your iPhone is from a carrier that allows tethering, turn on wifi tethering. If you're on AT&T you're SOL.
Wifi tethering on the iPhone = tethering over BT.

Jailbreak tethering is independent of the carrier. Actually, if you were to jailbreak you'd actually not be SOL on AT&T.
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I confused the capabilities of the jailbreak tethering apps with the capabilities of the built in tethering.
     
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May 21, 2010, 08:21 PM
 
You sure did. So yeah,
     
   
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