13 Replies Latest reply: Mar 13, 2011 4:33 PM by RussellOniMac
otcauctions Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Has anyone been able to connect their iPad with their Verizon iPhone Hotspot? I can connect my wifes iPod, but when I connect my iPad, it connects, but then it says internet is not active.

The Phone shows the connection, but I don't get a wireless symbol on my iPad, even though in settings it shows as connected to my iPhone.

Any help is appreciated please.

ipad, iOS 4
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,875 points)

    Try turning WiFi off and back on for the iPad. Also try forgetting that network on the iPad and then reenter it and see if that helps.
  • otcauctions Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Done all that multiple times. Read everything I can find on the pages here and general internet.

    sometimes I get the wireless symbol on my iPad, and sometimes not, even though it says connected, and on my settings page is shows the phone's name on the wi-fi connection under settings.

    I have tried being close, in another room, a few feet away.

    any thoughts? Again, I can connect via computer, iPod, just not iPad.
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,875 points)
    Have you tried resetting network settings on the iPad? Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings.
  • otcauctions Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Have now, it still won't connect. I have tried long passwords, short password, alpha only, alpha numeric. ipad is the only thing that won't connect
  • otcauctions Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I reset as you suggested. the ipad does not maintain the connection to the iphone. it connects, shows its connected in the settings display, but does not show a wireless icon in the top left. then it drops the connection after a minute or so. then auto connections again, and just keeps going through the cycle. yet the iphone shows 1 connection and never changes.
  • Max Leon Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    I would make a topic in the iPad forum, because this is definitely not an issue with the iPhone but the iPad.

    I'm curious, does the iPad have issues with other hotspots?
    Is it a 3G iPad or a WiFi iPad?
    If it's 3G, I would enable AirPlane Mode, restart it and then try connecting again. Then disable AirPlane Mode

    If that doesn't work you would have to perform a restore. Before you restore you should back it up: Plug it into the computer right click (or ctrl+click on mac) on it in iTunes and select "Backup". Do the same thing but choose "Transfer Purchases". Then do a restore by clicking on the name of the iPad and clicking "Restore". Once it's done restoring, I would set it up as a new iPad just to see if it's a hardware or software issue with the iPad.
  • otcauctions Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It has no problems with anything but the iPhone hotspot. It is not 3G, just wireless. I have used it all over the world (was just in India for 2 weeks). It worked great with my verizon hotspot on my Droid X, but after upgrading to my iPhone on Thursday, I tried to connect today, and can't get the iPad and iPhone to connect at all.

    *****. This is the primary reason for hotspot on my iphone is to connect my iPad.
  • Max Leon Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    I would try to update both the devices in iTunes first, but if that doesn't help. You're probably going to have to restore it.
  • otcauctions Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Both devices are updated to the latest. What would a restore do that anything else won't?
  • Max Leon Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    It would reinstall the entire operating system. By doing so, you would know if it's a hardware or software issue with the device.
  • otcauctions Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I did a full restore, and before I allowed it to restore the backup I tried to connect to the iphone. It would not.

    I have no clue why other devices can connect to the iphone hotspot and the ipad can not.
  • Stephen Chong Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
    I happened to get onto one today. Super simple- just entered the default key on the bottom of the unit and I was up and running. Just two of us on it but it was not particularly fast. I am curious how it compares to the ATT MiFi Hotspot. Anyone try them both?
  • RussellOniMac Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Same here have the Sprint Overdrive device and no connection issues. My iPad connects ok, but it drops the connection and you have to connect it again. I think it might have something to do with the iPhone doing stuff in the background. I'm also guessing Apple couldn't test it well enough because AT&T has to make it active even after the 4.3 update. I could be wrong. I have other devices like the blueSLR GPS device that seems to keep a connection even if the iPhone is off, although this is a Bluetooth connection. Come-on Apple get involved as I sure you will to assist in the software issue..