Welcome to the Lo-Fi, text only version of Essential Baby's forums
The Essential Baby forums
cover all areas of parenting
and stages development for babies
as well as parenting lifestyle
areas including Family Travel
, Nutrition & Wellbeing
If you'd like to post and interact with EB's parenting forums
read more articles about conception
or more please visit Essential Baby
for the full site experience.
27/12/2010, 08:53 AM
Hi I got n iPad fo Christmas and was wondering if it is possible to connect a nokia mobile phone to a VPN and then connect to iPad? Any help would be greatl appreciated.
27/12/2010, 04:30 PM
No pretty sure you can't. Apple have made sure you can't tether your iPhone to your iPad, so would be the same for all phones.
I checked with DH too (Mac nut
) and he said no you can't.
Would be handy though!
Do you have wifi at home?
27/12/2010, 05:48 PM
Hi thanks for the reply, I have been trying to google it with not much luck. Yes I have wifi at home was just hoping I could use my mobile as a modem thing when out as I don't have the wifi+3G option on my iPad.
Is there anyway at all I could connect when out?
Having a Mac nut at home could be helpful (sometimes) haha.
27/12/2010, 05:54 PM
What about those pocket routers from virgin or vodafone, the are mobile Internet that other devices can then access.
27/12/2010, 06:09 PM
Have you used them before, I don't really know anything about them?
27/12/2010, 06:35 PM
No, saw them at the vodafone shop, it's a modem and wifi in one, looked good though as you could share the connection between iPad an say an iPod touch. Would be the sam as 3G onl your modem is accessing vi wifi rathe than directly from iPad.
27/12/2010, 06:40 PM
I thought the tethering was something you organise with you mobile provider. I did look into it but was to costly for the small need I did have, it was easier to wi-fi at home.
27/12/2010, 07:02 PM
Thank you for the replies. Does anyone know if the portable devices are costly to use?
27/12/2010, 07:03 PM
With connect when out, you could either use the free wi-fi if there is a hot spot available or you could buy a portable wireless router.
DH has this one from Telstra
its $129 and comes with 5GB data. Then when that runs out you can buy top ups. You can also connect up to five devices to it.
27/12/2010, 07:10 PM
Thanks for the link, do you know how long would 5gb last roughly?
27/12/2010, 07:17 PM
I haven't tried it but wouldn't it be possible to connect your iPhone to the iPad using the camera connection kit. The connection kit in effect gives you a USB point which the iPad doesn't have.
03/01/2011, 05:18 PM
Thank you for all replies, I am going to look into getting a portable wifi device, just waiting for all the public holidays to finish so I can get to a store.
This is a "lo-fi" version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, formatting and images, please click here
is the place to find parenting information
and parenting support
relating to conception
, family budgeting
, family travel
, nutrition and wellbeing
, family entertainment
, tips for the family home
, child-friendly recipes
. Try our pregnancy due date calculator
to determine your due date
, or our ovulation calculator
to predict ovulation
and your fertile period
. Our pregnancy week by week guide
shows your baby's stages of development
. Access our very active mum's discussion groups
in the Essential Baby forums
to talk to mums about conception
and parenting lifestyle
. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database
of more than 22,000 baby names
, popular baby names
, boys' names
, girls' names
and baby names advice
in our baby names forum
. For the latest baby clothes
, maternity clothes
, maternity accessories
, toddler products
, kids toys
and kids clothing
and other parenting resources
, check out Essential Baby