3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 23, 2012 2:11 PM by Martin Pace
christopherfromqld Level 1 (0 points)

I am connected to the internet via an ethernet cable, no wireless here. So I cannot use my iPad, can I use  a USB wireless adaptor? what type? any suggestions as all of the USB adaptors on the market seem to be for Windows. I am in Pune India, where can I buy a suitable adaptor?


MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010)
  • Martin Pace Level 5 (5,110 points)

    You can use your MacBook Pro and share its internet connection via Wi-Fi. When using your iPad, your MacBook Pro will have to be on to share the connection. Otherwise you need to buy a wireless router to create your own Wi-Fi network.

  • christopherfromqld Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Martin Pace. I am on a large ethernet network so a little worried about 'opening' it's internet connection, should I be?

    I have tried to purchase a USB wireless adaptor but all I have found here are only suited to Windows, any ideas?

  • Martin Pace Level 5 (5,110 points)

    christopherfromqld wrote:

     

    I am on a large ethernet network so a little worried about 'opening' it's internet connection, should I be?

     

    Well, a USB wireless adapter would do the same thing as the link I provided. Basically, anyone within about 10 to 15 meters of your computer would be able to access the wireless network.

     

    An Aiport Extreme base station would allow security options to restrict access to a specific devices, require passwords, encryption, etc. If this is a business environment the best thing to do would be to talk to the IT department for an official solution.