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    I'm buying a ipad 2 wifi and I wanted to know if there is anyway I can get wifi on the go. I heard about a service called boingo has anyone tried it?
     
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    I'm not sure where you are but I have a wifi only iPad and I use a mifi to provide me with a connection while on the go. It converts a 3G (or 4G) cellular connection to wifi. I can also tether from my iPhone.

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    I heard of that but I don't want to jailbreak anything
     
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    That's fine, I'm not jailbroken, my iPad is stock and works perfectly with the mifi and tethering to my iPhone.

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    Hi MzReborn - welcome to the forum! :) I have an iPad 2 w/ Wi-Fi only and use the device (w/ a Bluetooth KB) when on the road - invariably stay @ places w/ Wi-Fi, either in the room and/or in the main buildings - this is usually a 'free' offering. Now if you want internet contact while in a vehicle or in a locale w/o Wi-Fi, then Gabriel's suggestions are a good consideration, i.e. using a 'cellular' connection to establish a Wi-Fi hotspot; the downside is the typical added expense - might be an extra charge on the cellular phone or w/ Mi-Fi, a monthly contract, although I believe there are 'pay as you go' options (in fact, I must look into the latter!) - good luck and let us know what you did! Dave
     
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    Yes, the mifi I use is a PAYG type, mainly because I won't use it for a couple of months and then I find myself needing it daily.

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    Failing connection of wifi... :-(
     
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    Try switching off your modem and router for a minute then switching it on again. Hope that works..
     
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    Update: I have a iPad Retina Display wifi version. I still can't find a way to tether or find wifi out where I am ( out in the middle of no where), boingo doesn't have service out here I'm to far away. I'm in the US and I need wifi or tethering. mywi sounds good but I don't want to jailbreak or unlock anything. any other wifi service out there?
     
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    Ok, to be clear, you don't need to jailbreak your iPad for it to receive a wifi signal from any other source.

    If you have a mobile phone do you get a clear cellular signal?

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    Yes my phone has 3G but its the old unlimited 3G
     
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    Is that the AT&T unlimited plan? If it is, AT&T does not allow tethering with the unlimited plan.
     
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    That's fine, if you can get a cellular signal then a mifi would work, check with your provider to see what they can offer.

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