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This is a discussion on Internet via Ethernet on iPad 2 within the iPad Help forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by DontUnderstandMyIpad Originally Posted by jpp If the iPad USB dongle has the 5V supply line that is normally present on USB ports, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DontUnderstandMyIpad View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jpp
    If the iPad USB dongle has the 5V supply line that is normally present on USB ports, this is can be powered without an external Power Supply. Can someone verify that the iPad does carry the 5V line and that it's capable of the normal 500mA supply current?
    The wifi router cannot be powered by the iPad. The current is limited to 10mA, which is way below the required 500mA. So an external power supply is necessary.

    However, you might be able to connect the wifi router to the iPad wall charger.
    Good idea as I've ordered the extra Power Supply which is supposed to output heaps of current.
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    Game over I think. The clincher was/is the Audio output of the Airport. It was the next project I was going to tackle - connecting the iPad wirelessly to my Audio System, and here it is already - at no extra cost. Pretty impressed so far with all the hardware functionality that Apple offers.
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    Heres a great solution. I just returned from a trip to Europe and many hotels there do not provide a wifi connection only an in-room ethernet connection. I carry a Cradlepoint CTR500 router with me when I travel. It has just about any kind of connectivity that you need. It has ethernet, a usb and express slot for cellular data cards of just about any kind. It is a full featured router with failover to to get to the internet through any of the connected gateways. It has just about any kind of security you can think of builtin. It is powered by an included a/c adapter which works well with power from 120-240 volts. I went to radio shack and bought a cigarette lighter adapter and power it in my truck. I have an at&t express wifi card that I use in my truck and have a nice wifi hotspot using the device. I had my own wifi network in the hotels in Europe using their ethernet connection. Just a thought.

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    I also want to set up a personal wireless network when I am staying in a hotel that has an ethernet connection, regardless whether the room also has a weak wireless signal. The problem I *think* I am running into is the hotel server require me to click on an agreement to terms button before an internet connection is established.

    The router cannot click the button, and I do not see the page on my client computer. I am guessing the way to handle this problem is to have the router act only as a bridge, but I'd love suggestions!

    Re: the apple express, does it act as a DHCP server for the LAN, or only act as a passthrough ?

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    Connecting wireless router to hotel ethernet

    The cradlepoint ctr500 as does my linksys travel router passes the hotel authentication through to the client ipad/iphone and when you launch a browser it should present the hotel wired network authentication to you on your client device. I use this all the time at many different hotel properties and it works fine.

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    OK GulfcoastGeek
    Sounds great so if I take my ipad 2 might have a ipad 3 by June when I travel to china the hotel ethernet can plug into the cradlepoint, then what will I do when i turn on my ipad? I'm a little technically challenged, so i need details
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    Well u plug the cradlepoint router into the power. Plug the hotel Ethernet cable into the router. Then the router becomes a wireless access point. You should be able to go I to settings on the iPad select network and you should see the wireless network generated by the router. You can then connect to the wireless network and surf the Internet.


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