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Can iPad2 connect to internet via iPhone connection?

4076 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 11, 2011 7:30 PM by antony.ho RSS
Douglas Hancock1 Calculating status...
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Hi, wondering if I buy a wifi iPad2 if I can connect it to web via iphone connection when I'm not in range of wifi connection? Thanks.
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  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,420 points)
    yeah but think only with iphone4
    Shuttle, Windows 7
  • RedMelb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Not that I have tested this, but you should be able too on an iPhone 3GS as well. I can create a personal hotspot on my iPhone 3Gs to bluetooth.... iPad has Bluetooth connectivity so I can't see why not.
    iMac 27" i7, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Coolmax Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
    Yes you can.

    Bluetooth and WIFI with iPhone 4.

    Bluetooth only with iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G running 4.2.1 under Tethering option. Initially, Bluetooth tethering is not possible with 4.2.1 iOS with the iPad. Since iPad 2 is running 4.3 and iPad 1 with 4.3 works with Bluetooth, the 3G and 3GS will provide 1 hotspot connection. It's also mentioned in the Apple knowledge base as well.
    Macbook 2.4Ghz C2D/ QuadCore Vista64 / iPad/ iPhone 3GS/ eLocity A7 Android Tab, Mac OS X (10.6.6), PogoPlug / Synology DS WebDAV - Webserver / ReadyNas NV+ media server
  • antony.ho Calculating status...
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    May 11, 2011 7:30 PM (in response to Coolmax)

    Hi, I'm a newbee to this community. Pls bear if my question might overlap with other earlier threats.

    I just got my new iPad 2 over here in HK. It works everything perfect except Bluetooth-pairing with my old iPhone 3G. They discover each other and attempt to pair with PIN, but never work out.

    Both machines have their latest OS as 4.3 for iPad & 4.2.1 for iPhone 3G.

    Did I missed something?

    Bluetooth tethering works well between my MacBook Pro and iPhone.


    My intention is again share 3G via Bluetooth tethering.


    P.S. Bluetooth tethering becomes another unsolved misery as the function is gone once iPhone 3G got updated to 4.2.1. I once came across some discussion mentioning it's carrier-based problem. However not yet located any clue to fix it.


    Many thanks...!


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