Ipad 2 personal hotspot?

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    whether the iPad 2 could be a wifi transmitter or a personal hotspot like the iphone 4s?
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    No I'm afraid not, the iPad cannot be a Personal Hotspot whereas the iPhone 3GS and up can.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
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    I don't mean personal hotspot such as those in 3Gs to use the usb cable. but personal hotspot like on the iphone 4 and 4s
    Personal hotspot with wifi / wireles personal hotspot
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    Yes I know, this is available on iPhone 3GS also, in the same way as 4 and 4s. You do not need a cable with any of them. But no an iPad cannot become a personal hotspot like the iPhones.

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    Oke thanks brother...
    So ipad 2 can't be personal hotspot
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    But why the ipad 2 can't be personal hotspot like the iphone 4?
    ipad but very expensive. its features are not as complete as the iphone 4
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    The question has been asked and answered. We can only base our responses on what the iPad does - not why Apple chooses to do things a certain way.

    If you wish to, please contact Apple to ask them why the iPad can't be a hotspot. We aren't Apple, we're just a private forum of people who just like the iPad.

    Thread closed.

    Thanks.

    Marilyn
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