WiFi using MiFi

Discussion in 'iPad Carriers' started by garusll, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. garusll

    garusll iPF Noob

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    I am currently using a MiFi2200 personal hotspot hardware, with Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband, to get online with my computers, laptops, netbook, and iTouch 2G

    Will I be able to us an Apple iPad's WiFi feature with my MiFi 2200 ?
     
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    Hey Garusll, welcome to the forum! I don't think you'll have any problems hooking up with that. Are you leaning towards the iPad without 3G?
     
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    Just as long as you have a wifi signal...correct?

    Cya
     
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    MiFi should work

    Four differnt apple chats assured me that if my ipod touch picks up my MiFi then the ipad will also. My ipod actually runs faster on it than on my home wireless signal.
     
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    I'm seriously thinking about doing the MiFi thing. Just haven't researched into the service area for outside the U.S.

    Does it work like cell coverage? I travel often to Tokyo, Hong Kong & South Africa on photo assignments and would need the MiFi for those regions.

    Anyone ever used theirs abroad?
     
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    So you use the MiFi as your main internet connection for your home??

    Do you run into problems with going over your data usage amount??
     
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    gentlefury iPad Guru

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    wifi is wifi....the source doesn't matter.
     
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    I just got my new HTC HD2 and installed the WiFi Router application. I wasaable to easily connect my IPod Touch to it for Internet connectivity. This is my plan for my iPad when it arrives.

    I am on T-Mobile and have an unlimited data plan so I have no worries about data comsumption.
     
  9. DavidNM

    DavidNM iPad Junkie

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    There's also a program called 'walking hot spot' that you can put on a winmo device that turns it into a hot spot. I used to do this so I could use my iPod touch out of the house.

    To be honest - I'm going 3G and will initially buy the $15 plan. I'll move up if I need to. I really don't want to be messing with battery drain on a mobile phone or carrying around a separate wifi device with charger, etc. I'm going to try to keep it as simple as possible.
     
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    Im having to go the MiFi Route

    Couple of Reasons....
    1) I still need to connect with a Laptop to FTP photos for Smugmug, Clients, Newspaper etc. Some want some weird photoshopping on their photos. Easier to photoshop and boom to FTP when I am out on a laptop, as the Ipad does not have photoshop.
    2) The Mifi will connect with up to 5 devices and not just the one internal like my Ipad (when I get it)
    3) If I get my wife an Ipad, then rather that two, 30$ charges which equal 60 bucks I am equal with the price of the Mifi.

    Just my 2 GB worth

    Tom Q
     
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    Agreed - In your shoes I would do exactly what you are doing. My plan (at least it's my plan for now) is to only leave home with the iPad as my device.
     
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    Any of you using mifi, how is speed?
     
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    I am and it works very well. I'll have to run some speed tests and report back.
     
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    I am on the same boat. I have the tmobile Htc hd2 and nexus one and the iPad get the wifi through those two devices.

    Btw, the iPad so awesome........
     
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    380 up and 1200 down with iPad on Mifi @ 40 ft away. Works well.
     

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