Connect Ipad to hard wired internet

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  1. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    Well, assuming you have wifi at home, you could just take that wifi router with you on this one trip and use that one to connect to the wired internet at the hotel.

    Or buy as used one from ebay, if it's only for this one trip, then buying a new wifi router is certainly a bit pricy.
     
  2. Richman1975

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    Excellent idea!! I have an old working linksys router in my garage that I replaced about a year ago. I'll try that.
     
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    Be careful-My work will shutdown the line if a router is put on it that tries to hand out IP Addresses. Make sure you turn off DHCP or you can have some real issues.
     
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    Thanks, good to know. Do you work for a hotel?
     
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    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/802-11N-Travel-Router-300MBPS-Magnet/product-reviews/B003TSZ3IY/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1]Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: 802.11N Travel Router 300MBPS N Travel Router with Magnet Mount[/ame]

    The reviews on this are specifically friendly for iPad use and the price isn't half bad either.
     
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    PC Magazine wrote an article about the ZuniConnect Travel which works very well for connecting a iPad (or any other Wi-Fi enabled device) to a wired network. The thing that is really cool about this product is that it has a built in USB charger that is capable of charging the iPad. If you want to read the article it can be found at: ZuniConnect Travel Router Review & Rating | PCMag.com
     
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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.
     
  10. stolly28

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    I use the Zuni Connect to convert a wired hotel connection to my own personal Wi-Fi network from their wired in-room connection. I use the Zuni to connect my iPad and iPhone to the Internet using a single connection. Also, the Zuni has a built-in USB charging ports which is very convenient and allows me to leave my Apple wall AC adapter at home.
     

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