Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2012 1:38 PM (in response to Jyotirmoy Chakraborty)
You will find the manuals here.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2012 1:39 PM (in response to Jyotirmoy Chakraborty)
Can you see a "Personal Hotspot" item in Settings? (Should be the third in the list from the top, on the left, just below Wi-Fi and above Notifications.)
If you don't, then, your carrier doesn't have negotiated this subject with Apple and, therefore, there's no hotspot for you. Nevertheless, try contacting your carrier - this can be fixed with a simple, carrier-specific, carrier-provided file you need to import to iTunes.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2012 4:18 PM (in response to Jyotirmoy Chakraborty)
Only the Verizon iPad can act as a hotspot. Ive done a lot of research myself on it. Unfortunately the AT&T one can't. If you're looking to use your ipad as a hotspot, go with Verizon. Hope this answered your question.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2012 4:20 PM (in response to jdogxdizzle)
The IPad 3 on AT&T can't act as a hotspot unfortunately. Only the Verizon one can. I've done research myself. Hope this has answered your question.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2012 10:21 PM (in response to Jyotirmoy Chakraborty)
Guys, thanx a lot fr ur replies... But the problem is that I am from India and the connection i use is that of Vodafone 3G. And as @Menneisyys pointed out, i do not have the option in my settings. Is there NO alternate solution??
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2012 10:34 PM (in response to Jyotirmoy Chakraborty)
And 1 more qs - for setting up the personal hotspot, do i have 2 configure my VPN settings??
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2012 10:35 PM (in response to Jyotirmoy Chakraborty)
Unfortunately there isnt any other way I know of.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2012 10:38 PM (in response to Jyotirmoy Chakraborty)
I dont know why but i'm having a hunch that this has something has something to do with the VPN configuration.. :p
Currently Being ModeratedMay 23, 2012 7:23 AM (in response to Jyotirmoy Chakraborty)
Your provider has to support the personal hotspot function. All New iPads can act as a hotspot once your provider enables that feature in your plan.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2012 9:34 PM (in response to Jyotirmoy Chakraborty)
For the iPhone you need 3G or better. For iPad you need iPad 3 or better
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2012 11:46 PM (in response to Jyotirmoy Chakraborty)
I'm not sure if Vodaphone supports Hotspot. However, if it isn't showing up in settings right away, you may need to go to a different location in settings to get it configured.
First, make sure you have this option enabled through your carrier. If it isn't, your iPad won't even give you the option. Once you confirm that, go to Settings > General > Network > Personal Hotspot. Here it will give you the option to turn on Personal Hotspot and show you the password to access it via Wi-Fi. You can change that password if you wish.
After you have turned it on the first time, it will show as the third item down in the main settings menu and can be turned on and off there.
You do not need to configure VPN for Hotspot. However, if you choose to, those options are also under the network menu.
Hope that helps and good luck!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2012 1:31 AM (in response to Jyotirmoy Chakraborty)
Had the same issue and enquired that vodafone or any service provider in india does not specifically have any service for hotspots. It's just with th iPad 3 that we in india have an issue apparently. With other previous devices and with the iPhone 4s there is an option within the device itself which lets you create a personal hotspot. In ipad3 this happens only if the service provider has this special service. And as usual in India ......well none of the service providers have that service yet. Cause I guess there are very few who probably would ask for it.
I activated 3G on the sim card that I was using on my 4s and made the phone as the hotspot, which I needed for my MBP retina 15" (2.6 ghz). ........that was just to make you jealous. BUT THEN. The extra bit that I spent on the new iPad wifi + cellular, now seems to be a waste. Cause a scenario where I am only carrying my iPad and not my phone is quite unlikely. FEEL LIKE A FOOL. ........ APPLE ARE YOU LISTENING. KINDA POINTLESS FOR THE NEW IPAD TO NOT HAVE THE HOTSPOT FEATURE BUILT INTO IT AS IN CASE OF 4S. I HOPE THE SAME MISTAKE AIN'T REPEATED IN 5.
WOULD APPRECIATE A RESPONSE FROM APPLE.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2012 1:35 AM (in response to Bhaskar Narula)
These are user-to-user forums, you are not talking to Apple here and they don't monitor or reply on these forums. It is up to the carriers to support the personal hotspot option on the iPad 3 - if your carrier doesn't support it then it won't appear in the iPad's settings.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2012 2:30 AM (in response to King_Penguin)
In which case its pretty likely that it would be same in the new 5. Now if I am at a place where there is no wifi ( which happens a lot in India) with my new 5 (likely to go for it as it arrives in India), new iPad ( the iPad 3) and the new MBP retina ( which of course does not have a sim slot.) and if I have to download a file from my mail and work on it on my MBP, ........how would I do it? Never tried sending dwg files via Bluetooth. Don't think that happens. Will have to check.
WouLd appreciate if you can throw some light.