11 Replies Latest reply: Dec 30, 2010 8:08 AM by Kilgore-Trout
kahunarb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I need to get a portable wifi unit so that I can use my Pad in a rural area. Are there such devices?

iPad, iOS 4
  • dhaun Level 2 Level 2 (365 points)
    Yes: Search for "MiFi".
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    exactly ! check out [this|http://gizmodo.com/5256825/verizon-mifi-2200-3g-portable-wi+fi-hotspot-review] review.

    JGG

  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 Level 7 (27,080 points)
    Verizon has just started selling iPads (WIFI only, no 3G) and has some pretty good deals (and a pretty reliable data service). They aren't alone by any means.

    If you have a smart phone and a data plan already, you may be able to use the phone as a hot spot. Depends on your carrier and phone.

    Message was edited by: James Ward4
  • kahunarb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the tip. Never heard of MIFI, now smarter and can now look intelligently.
  • gretz1963 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    James I have an ipad as well as iphone 4 i can't get my ipad to connect to my iphone to use iphone as a hotspot I would really appreciate any suggestions

    mike
  • Crossrock Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
  • Barbara Brundage Level 7 Level 7 (22,075 points)
    Virgin (Sprint) also has a pay-as-you-go mifi. My opinion of mine is here.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (76,980 points)
    I have one of these.... luv it!!!!

    Looks like in addition to this unit, you also need to get a 3G USB modem and wireless data plan.
  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (81,840 points)
    I actually purchased my iPad at Verizon along with their mobile hot spot - the MIFI2200. They were offering a combo deal back in October. It was featured on Apple's website. That's how I heard about it.

    There are certainly other options available but the MIFI2200 has worked out pretty well for me. Using it truly as a mobile on the go hotspot, I love it. I use it with my iPad, iPod Touch and have also used it with my MacBook Pro at home just for kicks.

    Jolly Giant's reply contains the link to the review, but I assume you've already had a chance to read it. I simply wanted to share my favorable experience with the device. Good luck!
  • Crossrock Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    Having the usb modem already was the reason I purchased the travel router. We travel a lot and the modem can connect straight into our Macbooks or set up as hotspot to connect both computers and iPad. I DID NOT want to get another account hence the reason I didnt buy 3G iPad. The travel router also connects to ADSL if needed.
  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 Level 7 (27,080 points)
    gretz1963 wrote:
    James I have an ipad as well as iphone 4 i can't get my ipad to connect to my iphone to use iphone as a hotspot I would really appreciate any suggestions

    mike


    Not sure you can with the iPhone. You might chek the app store to see if such an app exists.

    I know Verizon has one.