How to Tether With an iPad

Save

Tethering is a process by which one device shares its Internet connection with another. This is done either using a connecting cable or a wireless protocol, such Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Apple has not directly equipped the iPad to accept an Internet tether from another device, preferring instead to rely on a direct Wi-Fi connection or the 3G cellular data network. It is possible, however, to tether an iPad via a mobile device that is able to act as a portable Wi-Fi router.

Things You'll Need

  • Wi-Fi tethering-equipped cell phone
  • Acquire a portable device capable of receiving a cellular data signal and acting as a Wi-Fi router. This could be a jail-broken iPhone with a suitable application running, a cell phone, a smartphone or a portable 3G router. Follow its instructions to begin transmitting a Wi-Fi signal.

  • Launch the iPad's "Settings" application, and tap the "Wi-Fi" button. The iPad will automatically scan for wireless networks within range.

  • Tap the entry for your portable Wi-Fi router. If requested, enter the security key and tap the "Connect" button. The iPad will now receive an Internet connection from the Wi-Fi router.

Tips & Warnings

  • To share an iPhone's Internet connection, the iPhone must be jail-broken and running an application such as MyWi.
  • Both Nokia and BlackBerry smartphones have applications available from their respective app stores that allow them to act as a Wi-Fi router.
  • The iPad will consume more data than a cell phone, so keep an eye on your usage to avoid excessive charges.

References

  • Photo Credit Richard Newstead/Lifesize/Getty Images
Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

  • How to Tether an Android to an iPad

    If you have a tether-capable Android device, you can power an iPad's internet connection regardless of whether or not it has built-in...

  • How to Better Use Your iPad

    If you've mastered the basics of using your iPad, try out some advanced techniques curated from experts.

  • How to Tether an iPhone to an iPad

    The Apple iPad has two models; one offers 3G and Wi-Fi, and another that offers only Wi-Fi, to access the Internet. If...

  • What Can You Do on the iPad?

    The iPad boasts access to more than a million apps and hardware powerful enough to do nearly anything a traditional computer can...

Related Searches

Check It Out

Geek Vs Geek: Robot battles, hoverboard drag race, and more

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!