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Can I connect an USB modem to ipad and browse?

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Hi All,

Can I connect an USB modem to ipad and get the internet access via that modem? If not, is there a work around to browse while traveling(with no 3g)

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Raj.D
 

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There is no USB connector on the iPad. If you want to connect while traveling, you might want to look at something like the Novatel 2200 MiFi Mobile Hotspot.

http://www.novatelwireless.com/

You can either get these for free (with a 2 year contract) or buy one for $149.99 from Virgin Mobile and "pay as you go" with no contract.
 

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yes there is a usb connector and no you cant plug in to a modem...but you can use wifi from phones that provide the service
 

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Just a question of semantics, guys. A 30 pin connector is Apple's version of USB...
But its not just semantics. The dock connector on the bottom of the iPad (or any of Apple's iDevices) is their own proprietary connector. It does not conform to any of the established USB connector standards. Remember, the "U" in USB stands for UNIVERSAL and the dock connector is anything but universal. There is no other device from any manufacturer (that I know of) that uses Apple's 30 pin connector. I know its confusing because you communicate and charge your iDevice through a cable with a USB connector on one end, but its not USB.
 
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I have a wifi only ipad as well and I tether it to my droid while I am on the go. Most android phones if rooted can be used as a wifi hotspot and I know that a few other phones offer at feature as well. If your phone doesn't have wifi some will let you tether through a bluetooth connection. I don't pay any extra money to tether wirelessly so. This option works well for me.
 

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Hi All,

Can I connect an USB modem to ipad and get the internet access via that modem? If not, is there a work around to browse while traveling(with no 3g)

Regards,
Raj.D

I suppose that it would interesting to browse the internet with a 56K analog device for nostalgic purposes.
 

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I have a wifi only ipad as well and I tether it to my droid while I am on the go. Most android phones if rooted can be used as a wifi hotspot and I know that a few other phones offer at feature as well. If your phone doesn't have wifi some will let you tether through a bluetooth connection. I don't pay any extra money to tether wirelessly so. This option works well for me.
The iPad will not tether through Bluetooth.
 

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There are stand along 3G wifi mi fi battery operated sticks that support up to 3 devices they use a standard sim card
Unsure what is available in USA however virgin mobile aust offers one ,for $149 aus



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There are stand along 3G wifi mi fi battery operated sticks that support up to 3 devices they use a standard sim card
Unsure what is available in USA however virgin mobile aust offers one ,for $149 aus



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Ive got one of those. This is what it does.

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Not to mention that it looks ridiculous.
 
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I have a wifi only ipad as well and I tether it to my droid while I am on the go. Most android phones if rooted can be used as a wifi hotspot and I know that a few other phones offer at feature as well. If your phone doesn't have wifi some will let you tether through a bluetooth connection. I don't pay any extra money to tether wirelessly so. This option works well for me.

you can even tether windows mbile phones using applications like WMWIFIROUTER which helps you create wireless hotspots
 

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