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Thread: Tether my MacBook's internet to my iPad 2? (wireless, usb, adhoc?)

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    Default Tether my MacBook's internet to my iPad 2? (wireless, usb, adhoc?)
    Hey guys. I have a wifi iPad 2 but no wifi. I moved to Manchester for university, so my accommodation only has ethernet internet. That's fine for my Mac, but I need to find a way to tether my internet to my iPad! I done some googling, and from what I can tell, I won't be able to tether using USB. So that leaves either the built in wireless adapter, bluetooth, or creating an adhoc network. I'm not sure how to do either of these methods haha, if they are even possible! So could someone link me to a guide on how to set this up? I don't care what the method is, I just need wifi for the iPad so it can sync to iCloud!! Thanks

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    I don't know about Mac but on windows you can bridge the connection. Bridging the Ethernet to the wireless card would make the wireless card a "hotspot" so that your iPad can connect. I'm sure it's possible, try googling how to bridge a connection on Mac.

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    google -> mac create adhoc network
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    What about a wireless router? A decent model can be had for $50-$75. That way you won't have to leave your Mac on so that you can use your iPad...
    And it will be like a taco inside a taco within a Taco Bell that's inside a KFC that's within a mall that's inside your dream!

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