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I just got an iPad and boy I like this machine, however I can't figure out how to share my iPhone 4's connection with it since I got the WiFi model of iPad.

Is there a way, is there some app for this?
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You mean teathering? Not sure that's possible..if you got the WiFi version of the iPad, then you'll need a WiFi connection to use it..

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You mean teathering? Not sure that's possible..if you got the WiFi version of the iPad, then you'll need a WiFi connection to use it..

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I'm not sure what to call it :p when I'm home I have the AirPort Extreme and it works like a charm, but when there is no WiFi connection like when I'm on my way to work I would like to use the iPhone 4's 3G network, sharing connection dosent do it as I have tried several times.

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Correct..using the network of another device (phone usually) is called "tethering" and that isn't really supported and how it's meant to work..

If you are going to be traveling in places with your iPad where there is no WiFi available, then you'd need to get the WiFi+3G version and pay the AT&T monthly fee to use the 3G network..

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Correct..using the network of another device (phone usually) is called "tethering" and that isn't really supported and how it's meant to work..

If you are going to be traveling in places with your iPad where there is no WiFi available, then you'd need to get the WiFi+3G version and pay the AT&T monthly fee to use the 3G network..

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I don't live in the states, and since I thought this would be possible I got subscription or say signed a data plan with really high monthly fee for my iPhone so I could call, SMS, mms, and use 3G with no restriction what so ever.

I guess conclusion is buy a iPad with 3G and get the same plan for it as the phone.

...SLIME ENCRUSTED SNAILS me of however that connection between two of their own devices won't just work..

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Apple has never said that it would work..I don't know if it's possible to make this work if you jailbreak the iPad (assuming that's possible) or what not..

Since Apple specifically makes a version with 3G, allowing it to be tethered to an iPhone would essentially negate it's use..

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You need that little mini router that most cell phone companies can provide for a nominal fee. Or you need 3G iPad.
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There are several apps available if you jailbreak your iphone.

Or use a MyFi device (3g mobile router) as previously suggested.

There's no 'official' method of iPhone to iPad tethering

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The iPad can remain stock.

The iPhone must be jailbroken

I use MyWi 4.0 - iPhone® WiFi Tethering and iPad® and it works perfectly.

I am currently tethering my MacBook to my iPhone 4 to write this
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Or you could just get a MiFi type device and not have to jailbreak or hack anything at all. Pretty simple solution really.
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It's only simple if you want to fork over a sizable chunk of money every month and carry around an additional device that only works for a few hours.

I would much rather go through the simple process of jailbreaking and making a one-time purchase of MyWi and then tether as I please as opposed to tying myself down with another data contract.


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It's only simple if you want to fork over a sizable chunk of money every month and carry around an additional device that only works for a few hours.

I would much rather go through the simple process of jailbreaking and making a one-time purchase of MyWi and then tether as I please as opposed to tying myself down with another data contract.
My thoughts exactly
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Fair point. I was thinking of the My-Fi type devices as a better idea because they create an entire network rather than a 1:1 tethering solution. But you're right, for people who only need a 1:1 solution, MyWi (once jailbroken) would do the job nicely.
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Fair point. I was thinking of the My-Fi type devices as a better idea because they create an entire network rather than a 1:1 tethering solution. But you're right, for people who only need a 1:1 solution, MyWi (once jailbroken) would do the job nicely.
MyWi creates a discoverable WiFi network just like a Sprint or Verizon hotspot.
I've had 3 devices running off mine and still used my phone

PDANet, on the other hand, has to be set up as ad-hock
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