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    Using ipad via my iphone to get online

    I want to if possible to take my ipad2 away with me, can I some how use my iPhone 3GS to get online using my iPad, if so how do i do it.

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    Depending if you have hotspots enabled on your 3GS then yes, easily, the iPhone will act as a mobile wifi router so you can connect the iPad to it by wifi or Bluetooth.

    Remember it will use quite a lot of data though so I wouldn't use it if you're going abroad!

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    How do I do this, please remember I am not very technical.

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    On your iPhone go to settings then personal hotspot (presuming it is enabled, which network are you on?)

    Turn the toggle to 'on'

    Got to iPad settings menu, WiFi and make sure it is turned on then select your iPhone from the list of available WiFi connections, enter the password shown on the iPhone and that's it.

    Your iPhone should now have a blue bar at the top showing you have a device connected to it

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    I guess we can presume you are in the UK. Despite that, we need to know where you plan to go and if you have made any arrangements with carriers, either at you home location or your destination, for service. You have not given enough information for anyone to make any reliable response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim84 View Post
    On your iPhone go to settings then personal hotspot (presuming it is enabled, which network are you on?)

    Turn the toggle to 'on'

    Got to iPad settings menu, WiFi and make sure it is turned on then select your iPhone from the list of available WiFi connections, enter the password shown on the iPhone and that's it.

    Your iPhone should now have a blue bar at the top showing you have a device connected to it
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    Yes I am in the uk and on orange, I will be taking my iPad with me fishing. I have also tried the above but the personal hotspot does not turn on just keeps going round and round.

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    Maybe you should speak to Orange and see if you have tethering included in your tariff, may be that it is disabled? I cannot remember if all tariffs on Orange include tethering or not.
    iPad 1 32GB WiFi & 3G on Orange, iPhone 4 16GB on Orange, Apple TV 2nd Gen and various old iPhones and iPod's kicking around!

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    I have just been told that you can not tether the iPad to the 3GS at all and that I need to upgrade to the 4s to enable personal hotspot . Would this be true is is orange just out for a sale

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    I don't believe that is entirely true. I'm working from the memory of half read articles here, so I could be wrong. Forgive me if I am.

    The 3GS will not create a hotspot, but you should be able to tether it to the iPad through Bluetooth. I believe this is why the bluetooth tethering still exists on iPhone 4 and 4S; legacy support for the 3GS. Pair the two devices in the Bluetooth settings (may take several tries), then check your Network settings to see if the phone shows up, and select it. I'm not sure it it will show up there or not, so:

    If you get the connection your normal wi-fi signal indicator should change to a couple of linked ovals.

    This still needs your carrier to have tethering activated, but from the conversation it sounds like this is standard with Orange.

    May not work at all, but it is worth a try.
    Last edited by twerppoet; 03-13-2012 at 02:05 PM.


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