I'm scared that I will lose power and I am wondering how I can get Internet on my iPad if I lose power and the Internet goes down? I wanna use my iPad for updates during the storm but I most likely won't have Internet. I have an iPhone and is there a way that I can use my iPhone as some way of connecting the Internet from my iPhone which is 3G to my iPad WIFI ONLY. I know there is a way to tether my iPhone and make it a hotspot but I wanna us my iPad because it has a bigger screen and it is easier to use during the storm. So I need your help and need some way to access the Internet on my iPad even if the power goes out during the storm.
Answer by r0bErT4u · Aug 26, 2011 at 06:09 PM
You could tether off your iPhone, but I'd advise conserving energy ... Who knows how long the power outage will last or when you'll be able to recharge. Good luck to you & others on the East coast!
Answer by Kurisu · Aug 26, 2011 at 06:38 PM
I do not mean any harm by this, but I will simply say what I think here:
Really, with a hurricane coming your way, the LAST thing you should be worried about is internet access. Hopefully the cell network will still be active, and you can at least make use of basic mobile web. Using an iPad for browsing is just insane, to me, under the proposed circumstances, again, only because internet access (beyond things like Twitter / Facebook, to let people know you are okay) should be the LEAST of your worries! For things like Twitter, facebook, etc.. you can just update via SMS and the like, if you feel it is that critical.
yes, presuming you have access, you could use some kind of tethering functionality to gain access, etc.. but please, try to focus on the key points: who knows what COULD happen...
The internet is just not that important. Not when you have one of the most powerful forces in nature heading your way.
Answer by TheTechDude · Aug 26, 2011 at 05:50 PM
You are not going to be able to do anything for free. You could have a generator and depending on your type of home internet connection you might be able to use the internet. But even then, if the power is out at your ISP then you will not be able to connect anyway. But a generator costs money.
Answer by Renatodonadio · Aug 27, 2011 at 05:58 AM
If you have an iPhone 3GS or 4 with at least iOs 4.3 installed, you can enable the "Personal Hotspot" feature in the Settings menu, then you should enable WiFi on your iPad, search for the iPhone network (you should see the same name you see on iTunes) and type the password shown in the Personal Hotspot settings menu (should be something with the word "paced" and a numeric string, you can change it as well) . Then you can browse on the iPad and use iPhone as a 3G transceiver
Answer by Billy Aoki · Aug 27, 2011 at 09:16 AM
Here's what I'd do, though it isn't very cost-free of a solution.
Obtain the following;
Cheap Android tablet(Something like this)
Portable USB battery pack, or maybe a few of them. (This, maybe?)
Mobile broadband plan?
LED flashlights, preferably the super bright versions and are rechargeable by USB.
That Android tablet should at least have a wireless hotspot function too for sharing internet with your other devices. I chose Android tablets because they can be cheap and if you're using them for wireless hotspots and nothing else, they can last pretty darn long on battery.
I'd say get a few of those USB battery packs as the blackout might last quite awhile and you wouldn't want to last a week without any internet now, would you? This is pretty much my game plan if I ever go overseas for awhile and wherever I go won't have any power source for me to recharge my devices.
Also, the LED flashlights would keep you from being in the dark efficiently. They're pretty bright and consume very little power compared to standard flashlights and will last you for a few days on a single charge or set of batteries.
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