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No Wifi? How Can You Use Your iPad? Here's How!

no-wifiMany of us have iPads with wifi only (no 3G or 4G) and you are in a place with no wifi…how can u get wifi?

There are 3 ways.

Get an Apple AirPort Express router or a good quality router. ($99) (link)


Get a mobile hotspot from ATT, Verizon or Sprint. (pricing varies, plus a monthly cost)


Use your smartphone as a hotspot. This feature is called tethering and the cost varies between ATT, Verizon and Sprint. Also not all smartphones have tethering and not all plans have tethering. The cost is usually a monthly cost with some data caps.

With an AirPort Express or a similar router, you can connect the router to a wired ethernet connector (blue wire) and then you can connect your iPad to that router. The configuration is not that easy, sometimes you need to get help, but it does work. The advantage is, the signal is usually very strong and very good for video. And there’s no monthly cost.

With a mobile hotspot, the cost varies from one provider to another and there’s a monthly cost as well. Also with the monthly cost, there are data caps, which can limit how much you can use the device for the month. Sometimes, depending on the strength of the connection, you can use video.

By the way, if you do video communication, try Z5, you will like it! Click here to get it! (See if you qualify to get a FREE tablet with a stand!)

Dr. Z is proud to be part of the team that understands and listens to the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing community!

Dr. Z cares about your communication access.

Disclosure: Dr. Z (Philip W. Bravin) is associated with CSDVRS, currently its Vice-President of Business Development

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