7635 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2010 5:41 AM by sbeaton
The poster is dong what should work. By using Network Sharing on the Mac computer it is easy to set up the computer as a "router" if the internet access to the computer is via hardwire ethernet or Firewire or via a USB dongle.
I have looked at the instructions in the Help for internet sharing and it seems that they are eat to use. However, I have not tried them since my wireless router is in one place and my computers use wireless.
Thank you both for the suggestions. I got up early after a night dreaming of ipads (yikes!) started up my laptop and then my iPad and lo and behold.... It's working!!!! Signal strength is maximum and the speed of the iPad on the Internet is instantaneous, and just as quick as my laptop. I didn't change any settings.... Maybe the shutdown and then restart triggered the connection to work.. Happy days!!!!
I use internet through USB all the time through the tethering feature of my Apple iPhone (Not Jailbroken). I have not yet been able to share my Wifi with this USB internet connection. The USB network connection appears to break as soon as I set up the share. The iPad will connect to the Wireless but will always tell me there is no internet connection. This setup works fine if I use a regular RJ45 network connection.
I would love to hear from anyone who has managed to share their internet with an ipad through a MBP tethered to a iPhone