I'm going into a hotel where the internet is wired.
It's one of those that require you to open the Internet Explorer, type in a code (given at the front desk) and then you're in.
How can I use that for my iPad... I can't just plug in my wifi router in there, since it requires typing a login info. Is there a way my laptop can become a wifi bridge for the iPad?
Yes, you could wire in your laptop and then create a hotspot/wifi share from there.
If you have Windows7 on your laptop there is a free app called connectify. I use it all the time to make my laptop a hotspot. Google wil lfind it for you. (It installs to your laptop)
If not then follow the instructions on XP/Vista for internet connection sharing. I think there is a post in the help section about how to do that on older laptops. If I can find it I'll come back and link it.
If your laptop is a Macintosh, you don't even need a special application. Everything is already in the system software. Just turn on 'internet sharing' in the Sharing system preferences.
Yeah that's similar to the xp/Vista, no app needed just some settings... I just can't remember which settings since I have everything on 7 now.
The iPad will show available wifi's so why would you need the laptop?
He said hesbstaying in a wired hotel. :)
Thanks for the help
How would my XP laptop "emit" a wifi signal?
Do I have to plug some kind of wifi router in my laptop?
No need for router, you'll be making your laptop the router by
Download details: Ad Hoc Internet Sharing with Microsoft Windows XP
Assuming your xp has built in or USB wireless adapter. You plug laptop to the wired hotel and then use ICS to get a wireless link to the iPad
I have used my Mac Pro for this. Just as another poster stated, turn on Internet sharing. I tried the same process on a windows 7 laptop and didn't have any luck. I know it's possible with windows but not as easy as the Apple
Cap'n, for windows 7 download "connectify" it makes ICS a one step process, passwords and everything