This is a discussion on IPad to Windows 7 within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by ChuckR I have a camera and 30pin connector. I will look around for a microphone key. When I connect the IPAD to ...
That is true...I cannot. I am not in a position to say that NOBODY can, however. I suspect that there is someone, somewhere, who has figured out how to do this.You can't connect an iPad to the Internet through the dock connector.
I'm afraid not. It's simply not possible for anyone to connect an iPad to the Internet through the dock connector. iPads can only connect to the Internet through WiFi or cellular data connections, in the case of WiFi+cellular iPads.Originally Posted by oberkc
While iTunes is the way that it appears apple intends you to sync and interface your iPad and PC, that is not to say that there are not other interfaces. Windows explorer has access to your iPad picture folders via USB cable. There are available apps (fileapp pro, for example) that can also let one move files via USB cable. Still, if you are not going to rely on the "cloud" for your syncing and backup needs, iTunes (via USB or wifi) is the way to go in my experience.When I connect the IPAD to the PC is ITUNES the interface for all actions between them?
Last edited by oberkc; 01-03-2013 at 01:29 PM.
Is it possible to download the free apps mentioned to the PC and from there to the IPAD through the docking USB?
If I plug the IPAD into the Cadillac USB port, will it connect to the internet through ONSTAR?
In Fact will proximity to ONSTAR in the car allow it to connect to the internet?
Last edited by ChuckR; 01-03-2013 at 01:12 PM.
Great. It sounds like you are more knowledgable about such things than I. I am happy to take your word for it.It's simply not possible for anyone to connect an iPad to the Internet through the dock connector.
Sorry, no. It's simply not possible to connect an iPad to the Internet in the manner you propose. Read this link for more info.http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1695Originally Posted by ChuckR
You don't have to take my word for it. Here's an Apple link that explains it.http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1695Originally Posted by oberkc
Can we just stick to the subject on this thread, please?
While there MAY be different ways of doing things, we are responding to someone who is brand new to iDevices. Lets try to keep it simple.
To answer the Onstar question, I'm not sure, but I doubt it. If your iPad is wifi only, one way of getting Internet on the move is to tether it to a smartphone. Some carriers allow this, others don't and some allow it but charge a fee. If you have a 3G iPad, you can get a data plan which will put you online independently of any other hardware.