iPad 2 tethered to iPhone 4

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    Once tethering is turned on on the Verizon iPhone will the AT&T iPad 2 connect to the iPhone using WiFi or Bluetooth?

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    It uses WiFi.

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    Tim,

    It is a long ways from vacuum tubes to WiFi - thanks.

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    Don't worry - I was brought up in that era too - so I know what a cathode, grid and anode are. And don't get me started on those ECC-83s.....:)

    Have fun....

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    I played around with it, and you can also use Bluetooth. It took several tries to get my iPhone and iPad 2 to pair, and I still don't know what combination of tries did the trick.

    Now I active the Hotspot on my phone (make sure bluetooth is on), then go to my iPad and select the phone from the bluetooth settings, and get internet. The usual signal strength indicator on the iPad is replaced by two linked circles.

    I'm not sure if it's a better way of doing things. It is more trouble to set up, has less range, and is slower than WiFi, but it is an option.
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    That's good to know. It's strange - I tried this with my Nokia N95 and couldn't get this to work at all. I'm still on iOS 4.2. Was this Bluetooth tether capability introduced with iOS 4.3?

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    Ever use a tube tester? I even understood (for a short time) those weird looking curve charts for the tube characteristics. :)
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    No idea. I only got the iPhone a week or so ago, so I'm only beginning to find out what i can do with it. But it is a Verizon phone, so it's not 4.3. The iPad 2 was at 4.3.1 when I first made it work.
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    I guess I can give up making an iPad app using Fortran punch cards?

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