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fncos

 
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Hi,


I am a new user of IPad wifi 32GB.

I am wondering about some issues...

Having used IPad personally, I was surprised about its capabilities.

However, now I want to overcome my surprise!

Is it possible to add in someway 3G functionality, in addition to its WIFI function?

I am often overseas, most hotels dont have WIFI in rooms, but rather cable or Ethernet connection plugs only or WIFI in their lobbies. How could I use it in rooms without WIFI?

How do you make sure, your connection is secure while using a open public / password based WIFI connection?

How do you ensure that the content of your device is secure, even if it gets lost / stolen?
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Hi,


I am a new user of IPad wifi 32GB.

I am wondering about some issues...

Having used IPad personally, I was surprised about its capabilities.

However, now I want to overcome my surprise!

Is it possible to add in someway 3G functionality, in addition to its WIFI function?

I am often overseas, most hotels dont have WIFI in rooms, but rather cable or Ethernet connection plugs only or WIFI in their lobbies. How could I use it in rooms without WIFI?

How do you make sure, your connection is secure while using a open public / password based WIFI connection?

How do you ensure that the content of your device is secure, even if it gets lost / stolen?
If you bought a Wi Fi only Ipad you wont be able to use 3g. You need to have bought a Wi Fi & 3g Model.

iPad - iPad WiFi - iPad WiFi + 3G - Apple Store (U.S.)

You then have to pay for a data plan from a service provider.

You wont be able to connect either one up to a cabled connection as it doesn't work in that way.

I make sure mine is secure by having a pin needed at startup. You can set it so that if the pin is entered incorrectly more than a set number of times it erases the ipad.
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I think he meant how does he know his data is secure when using public wifi.
I believe there is a way you can set up a VPN although I'm not 100% you can do this on an iPad
And like the above poster mentioned you cannot get it ti connect to 3G unless you have the 3G iPad, or you have one of those portable wifi dongles such as the 3 mifi in the uk or something like the sprint overdrive..
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I think he meant how does he know his data is secure when using public wifi.
I believe there is a way you can set up a VPN although I'm not 100% you can do this on an iPad
And like the above poster mentioned you cannot get it ti connect to 3G unless you have the 3G iPad, or you have one of those portable wifi dongles such as the 3 mifi in the uk or something like the sprint overdrive..
Kris
Ah right but how would it work using a Wi Fi dongle as it doesnt have anywhere to connect it to?
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Hi,


thank you all for your suggestions.

Special thanks go to "chas m"...

I am often overseas both in Asia, and Europe. Depending on the region in Europe and Asia some Hotels have "OPEN WIFI" either on the floor or in the room itself.

I am also often in China, and most hotels dont have neither open wifi or wifi in rooms but rather cable based connections.

Firstly, I am interested in secure surfing, and in case my device gets stolen, I want to make sure I can pin point where it is. I am not an expert in IT matters, but know few things. You dont believe how venerable you can be if your IT system gets stolen. Even if you have a password protection, your system could get stolen - do you know how east it is for an expert to recover all your data from your system!
My intention would be to prevent that...

I read about this issue in the past and came across a real-life case, where someone had his laptops stolen. He had some sort of a shareware or something like that, that he installed into his systems. And indeed, he was able to track the whereabouts of his systems. As he remembered his username / passsword for this tracking software; I lost my notes so cant remember what the exact keywords were about that...!

Chas m, could I ask do you have yourself user experience with "MI FI"/ AirportExpress?

Being often in China, I would like to take advantage of VPN!

Anyone, having user experience with VPN, or similar functional stuff such as "masks" out of university labs?

Is anyone actually, using these with there IPAD's?
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Hi Chas_m,


thank you for the infos that you provided.

I am presently wondering, if "mi fi" is compared to "bring an airport express" which one is the most practical and efficient way to connect to the net! Both at home, and outside (cafes/hotel-rooms).

As for backups do u use online backup services or rather external hardware, and do you backup all of your system, I am wondering? I am asking this as I have started to put some thought into this as two of my systems broke down and I am still struggling to get them recovered...!

I think these days, the content of IT systems even out of commercial systems is more valuable than the It system in itself. Thats why encrypt plays a big part on this. But with information over supply, as an average user its not easy to locate reliable & practical user guides.
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Hi Chas m,


thank you very much for giving us some interesting approaches to common problems...
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