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Feb 02, 2013 04:27 |  #1

Has anyone ever set up an iPhone to share its network, and use the mobile network on an ipad?

If so....what are the down sides to it? Would ipad use a lot of data giving the size of it?
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Feb 02, 2013 11:09 |  #2

I use my tethering on my iphone to allow my ipad to connect over wi-fi, no problems with it and i dont see it using much more data than the iphone uses, just ensure your contract provider supports 'tethering' and whether its any extra fees!


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Feb 02, 2013 19:21 |  #3

The only problem I run into is bandwidth limits. I can soak up 3GB pretty quick if I have to work outside the office or spend time in locations without free hotspots. Other than that, works like a charm and the speeds are snappy in my area.




  
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Feb 03, 2013 07:47 |  #4

Pumba wrote in post #15563970 (external link)
I use my tethering on my iphone to allow my ipad to connect over wi-fi, no problems with it and i dont see it using much more data than the iphone uses, just ensure your contract provider supports 'tethering' and whether its any extra fees!

Why would you want to let ipad use iPhone over wifi? When ipad can connect by itself?


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Feb 03, 2013 08:07 |  #5

Celtboy wrote in post #15566992 (external link)
Why would you want to let ipad use iPhone over wifi? When ipad can connect by itself?

Isn't that exactly what you were asking about doing in your first post ???

Besides, not everybody has an ipad that has 3G, or has a WiFi connection handy at all times.

I live out in the boonies with no cable service handy, so I use my iphone as a personal hotspot for not only my ipad, but my laptop and desktop too.

I see no point in paying extra for having a 3G ipad, plus the fees for using it to access the internet, when I can simply use the iphone at no extra expense (the iphone has an unlimited data allowance) by flicking on the hotspot and then letting the ipad connect through that.

I haven't found any downsides to connecting the ipad and computers through the iphone, web browsing isn't as instantaneous as my old cable network, obviously, but equally I don't feel I am waiting for pages to load either.

Having said that, I don't use it for watching HD films or online gaming. I have used it for watching TV programmes that I missed though, and had no problem with waiting for them to buffer, they start straight away and don't have to pause part way through. I haven't noticed any difference between watching on the ipad or the laptop.




  
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Feb 03, 2013 11:40 |  #6

Celtboy wrote in post #15566992 (external link)
Why would you want to let ipad use iPhone over wifi? When ipad can connect by itself?

Thats what i read the question as in your first post?!?!

I didnt get a 3g iPad only wifi as i didnt want to spend the extra a month on a sim for the iPad when i can quite happily tether from my iPhone..

or have i totally misunderstood your original question?


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Feb 04, 2013 04:55 |  #7

sandpiper wrote in post #15567027 (external link)
Isn't that exactly what you were asking about doing in your first post ???

Besides, not everybody has an ipad that has 3G, or has a WiFi connection handy at all times.

I live out in the boonies with no cable service handy, so I use my iphone as a personal hotspot for not only my ipad, but my laptop and desktop too.

I see no point in paying extra for having a 3G ipad, plus the fees for using it to access the internet, when I can simply use the iphone at no extra expense (the iphone has an unlimited data allowance) by flicking on the hotspot and then letting the ipad connect through that.

I haven't found any downsides to connecting the ipad and computers through the iphone, web browsing isn't as instantaneous as my old cable network, obviously, but equally I don't feel I am waiting for pages to load either.

Having said that, I don't use it for watching HD films or online gaming. I have used it for watching TV programmes that I missed though, and had no problem with waiting for them to buffer, they start straight away and don't have to pause part way through. I haven't noticed any difference between watching on the ipad or the laptop.


Sorry....I was on about the phones mobile network not wifi....my bad


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Feb 04, 2013 05:55 |  #8

Thats what the tethering is!, Using the phones mobile network to create a 'wifi hotspot' then connect the ipad via its wifi connection to the wifi hotspot created by the phone.


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Feb 04, 2013 06:44 |  #9

Pumba wrote in post #15570111 (external link)
Thats what the tethering is!, Using the phones mobile network to create a 'wifi hotspot' then connect the ipad via its wifi connection to the wifi hotspot created by the phone.

Exactly.

I use my iPhone to provide a wifi hotspot, and log my computers and iPad into it. Thus allowing the iPad to share it's mobile network, as per the OP's question.

Celtboy, I think you need to clarify what you are wanting to do, if it is something else.




  
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