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    how to have the internet on a wifi only ipad?

    If there's no wifi in the place I'm staying and I really would need it, how am I to use the internet on my wifi only iPad? Thanks

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    Tether from your phone or a mifi type device

    Original Poster

    buckham_uk

    Tether from your phone or a mifi type device


    Is this the only way?

    blobbythin

    Is this the only way?



    What are you hoping for / expecting? Your iPad has Bluetooth and wifi. So either connect to wifi. Or tether it to a mobile phone or MIFI device and use the internet connection by proxy. Your iPad doesn't have Satellite communication capability so those are your options.

    Banned

    Knock on your neighbours door & offer then £5 or £10 a month to use theirs

    blobbythin

    If there's no wifi in the place I'm staying and I really would need it, … If there's no wifi in the place I'm staying and I really would need it, how am I to use the internet on my wifi only iPad? Thanks


    Are you implying there is / will be wired internet available via ethernet / LAN socket? If so, an £8.50 device delivered ex-UK should work, example: ebay.co.uk/itm…942 but that is probably no use for an ipad as it's the wrong colour, so pay a little more as usual for an equivalent in white ebay.co.uk/itm…605 . If you have a spare microUSB power supply, you could lower the price whilst ticking the colour box for £6.69 ebay.co.uk/itm…605 . As with all solutions: check you have sufficient interconnection cables and familiarise yourself with the operation a reasonable time before you need to use it.

    is this a serious question ? you need/want internet access and only have a device with wifi. where you are going has no wifi.

    you reject the idea of wifi/ service over your smartfone.

    so what do you expect instead ? magic ???

    jonnithomas

    you reject the idea of wifi/ service over your smartfone. so what do … you reject the idea of wifi/ service over your smartfone. so what do you expect instead ? magic ???



    Maybe he/she should buy a standard usb lead and one of these...

    https://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/5S2J/G4PBP7TA/FR55S2JG4PBP7TA.MEDIUM.jpg

    splatsplatsplat

    Maybe he/she should buy a standard usb lead and one of these...



    The IiaB box, yeah great idea! But I think you should get Monster USB cables from Curries (if there is one local) as they have special properties.

    No place closebyy, McDonald's, Starbucks etc, usually get free WiFi there.

    Although if u need it desperately, the only suggestions you'll get are above.

    Enet

    The IiaB box, yeah great idea! But I think you should get Monster USB … The IiaB box, yeah great idea! But I think you should get Monster USB cables from Curries (if there is one local) as they have special properties.


    Is that the gold plated one that they always recommend?

    Enet

    The IiaB box, yeah great idea! But I think you should get Monster USB … The IiaB box, yeah great idea! But I think you should get Monster USB cables from Curries (if there is one local) as they have special properties.

    Internet in a box box?

    Original Poster

    It's in a hospital and I'm trying to make it as comfortable for my child as poss. Apparently they don't let any watching although there is wifi. So I'm trying to find another way for him to watch the football etc

    MIDURIX

    Internet in a box box?



    ​Yeah I know but calling it an Iia box didn't have the MiB vibe I was going for.:p

    blobbythin

    It's in a hospital and I'm trying to make it as comfortable for my child … It's in a hospital and I'm trying to make it as comfortable for my child as poss. Apparently they don't let any watching although there is wifi. So I'm trying to find another way for him to watch the football etc



    ​If it has payed for WiFi services he can watch over that can't he?
    Edited by: "Enet" 12th Feb

    blobbythin

    It's in a hospital and I'm trying to make it as comfortable for my child … It's in a hospital and I'm trying to make it as comfortable for my child as poss. Apparently they don't let any watching although there is wifi. So I'm trying to find another way for him to watch the football etc


    use a proxy on the hospitals wifi, to watch blocked/restricted content

    I'd recommend, taking the ipad apart sprinkle some fairy dust on it and hope for the best!

    helperbo

    use a proxy on the hospitals wifi, to watch blocked/restricted content



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    blobbythin

    It's in a hospital and I'm trying to make it as comfortable for my child … It's in a hospital and I'm trying to make it as comfortable for my child as poss. Apparently they don't let any watching although there is wifi. So I'm trying to find another way for him to watch the football etc




    well I'm sorry to hear your kiddie is going into hospital. however, you have to accept reality.

    a smartfone and all you can eat sim is the way to go. surely there will be an issue with re-charging the devices tho as well ? you cannot expect the NHS to pay for the electricity either.

    don't some hospitals let you rent a TV as well ?

    Original Poster

    jonnithomas

    well I'm sorry to hear your kiddie is going into hospital. however, you … well I'm sorry to hear your kiddie is going into hospital. however, you have to accept reality.a smartfone and all you can eat sim is the way to go. surely there will be an issue with re-charging the devices tho as well ? you cannot expect the NHS to pay for the electricity either.don't some hospitals let you rent a TV as well ?


    Thanks for your kind words! They do have tv will have to wait and see what else I can buy? Sky sports etc

    jonnithomas

    well I'm sorry to hear your kiddie is going into hospital. however, you … well I'm sorry to hear your kiddie is going into hospital. however, you have to accept reality.a smartfone and all you can eat sim is the way to go. surely there will be an issue with re-charging the devices tho as well ? you cannot expect the NHS to pay for the electricity either.don't some hospitals let you rent a TV as well ?



    They allowed me to charge my phone when I was last there, there was spare sockets next to the bed, didn't seem to be an issue.

    ibblackberry1

    They allowed me to charge my phone when I was last there, there was spare … They allowed me to charge my phone when I was last there, there was spare sockets next to the bed, didn't seem to be an issue.



    Yes, hopefully. I think it depends on how much you are using. if you are using your smartfone as a router it will be on charge a lot and so will the ipad that you are streaming to. certainly a lot of hospitals want mobiles switched off.
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