ISP on iPad

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by DaStatMan, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. DaStatMan

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    I was wondering about iPad and ISPs. I have Charter as my ISP on my computer at home. Do I need to have my ISP to access the internet on an iPad? Does this also require me to get a wireless router for both the iPad and my home computer?
     
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    Your iPad can use the same wireless router as your home computer. No extra steps or routers are necessary.
     
  3. LannyC

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    You will need a wireless router for your iPad. You would connect the router to your Internet source (cable modem, DSL modem, whatever) and for your desktop you could use wireless, but you would probably get faster speeds connecting the computer directly to the router with an Ethernet cable. Good wireless routers are US$20-50, i.e., cheap. I like Netgear routers, but there probably aren't any bad brands anymore. You will need to set up the router for best security, which is somewhat tedious but not difficult. Most routers use a configuration web page that runs in your desktop's browser, and steps you through the process.

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  4. giradman

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    Hi DaStatMan - the previous posts have indicated that you need a Wi-Fi home network to connect your iPad wirelessly (of course, unless you also have a cellular iPad?) - from the above, you seem to have your ISP (not sure if cable or DSL?) internet connection from their modem cabled into your computer - correct? This is a poor choice, especially if you are running Windows on your computer - a router offers so many advantages (and inexpensively), including firewall protection, internet sharing, and a Wi-Fi network. Let us know if you need some 'basic' advice w/ this issue - Dave :)
     

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