[NTLK] iPad1 and iPad2
Laurence W Brown
lwb at mac.com
Sat Oct 8 14:50:53 EDT 2011
larryy is correct, but the "official & permitted" tethering is a /lot/ more costly per-use than the jailbroken version... And as long as you are only using it on occasion, your cell-provider is unlikely to hunt you down & bill you at their higher or additional data rate... (There is, however, always that risk...)
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On Oct 8, 2011, at 10:54, Larry Yaeger <lsynt3 at beanblossom.in.us> wrote:
> You used to have to jailbreak iPhones to allow tethering, but it has been a standard feature for a while now. If you have an iPhone, then WiFi is sufficient for your iPad(2), because you can just create a WiFi "personal hotspot" with the iPhone and connect to that network on the iPad (or laptop). It has been extremely useful on occasion for me. If you don't have an iPhone, then 3G on the iPad is extremely nice to have, because WiFi isn't quite as ubiquitous as we'd all like.
> - larryy
> At 10:39 AM -0700 10/8/11, Laurence W Brown wrote:
>> MyWi is /the/ reason to jailbreak!
>> Another good reason is the extension allowing use of a Bluetooth mouse.
>> Sent from my 2PadŠ
>> On Oct 8, 2011, at 5:22, Chris Wright <chriswright at gmx.net> wrote:
>>> My own experience:
>>> I already have an iPhone, so I bought a used wifi-only iPad1 (32GB). I figured most of the things offered by the iPad2 I would prefer to do via the phone anyway.
>>> I don't store my entire music collection on it: most of the space is taken up with large-sized apps and hi-res PDFs of colour books.
>>> Both iPad and iPhone are jailbroken, and I use a Cydia application called MyWi which connects the iPad to the phone via bluetooth on-demand and uses the phone's data plan. I also have a two year-old Nokia that tethers via Bluetooth very well, but MyWi can be set up and then the iPhone can be out in a bag or pocket, and the iPad will connect as and when needed. I have WiFi at both home and work and so I only need a data connection on an occasional basis during my daily commute.
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