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  1. Fxbeppie

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    Hi, I have no experience with Apple or the ipad but now I have to use it.

    A little context: I need to install drivers on my windows laptop for my wifi card, iow I don't have internet access on this laptop.

    I have this ipad which has internet access. I would like to download the drivers for the windows laptop from my ipad. These drivers are part of a compressed exe file. So after downloading this file the idea was to transfer the file via a USB cable from the ipad to the windows laptop.

    Sounds easy but until now I was not even able to download the file with Safari or atomic lite.

    Is there an easy way to do this?

    Thanks.
     
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    Hi, welcome to iPF!

    To download an exe file, you need an app, such as this one: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idownload/id300063294?mt=8

    You can use it to download the file to your device. Getting them to your Windows laptop without internet access will be more difficult, because you can't connect a USB stick to your iPad, or the USB cable to iPad and laptop, to transfer the file to it, afaik. iTunes won't recognize the exe file.
     
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    Thanks j.a., yeah getting these files over there will probably be a challenge as well. The most pragmatic option is probably to run to the store and buy a network cable which I can put between the router/modem and the laptop. Thanks for your quick response.
     
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    You're welcome.
     

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