How to Get Your WiFi Only iPad Air onto 3G, 4G, or Ethernet

Alex GizisBlog, How To

You just got that shiny new iPad Air but decided not to sign up for 3G or 4G service to get your device online on-the-go. We don’t blame you. Who wants to be locked into another Internet service contract for two whole years? Maybe you’ve already bought an LTE broadband stick to stay connected while you’re traveling, but because the iPad doesn’t support USB, there’s no way for you to tether it. Perhaps you’re stuck with a wired ethernet connection, but have no way to connect your iPad to it. Until now…

With Connectify Hotspot PRO or MAX app installed on your PC laptop, you can easily share Internet from wired ethernet, or your 3G or 4G LTE USB stick as WiFi, so that iPads and all of your other mobile devices can get online.

Start a Connectify Hotspot

Step One: Purchase Connectify Hotspot PRO or MAX from the Connectify website: //www.connectify.me/. Note: While there is a free trial version of Connectify Hotspot, sharing 3G/4G or Ethernet connections as WiFi is a PRO or MAX-only feature.

Step Two: Make sure your 3G or 4G device is selected from the ‘Internet to Share’ dropdown. Icons next to each adapter tell you what kind of Internet connection you’re selecting.

Step Three: Give your hotspot a name (SSID) and password. The hotspot name is the network name that other devices will see and connect to using your unique password. Your Connectify Hotspot is a real, working hotspot that you use just like any other wireless network.

Step Four: Click the ‘Start Hotspot’ button to begin sharing your 3G or 4G LTE Internet connection with your iPad and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

Connect Your iPad to the Connectify Hotspot

  1. From the iPad Air’s home screen, tap the Settings widget, then tap Networks
  2. Tap the WiFi button and then slide the on/off slider to the ‘on’ position.
  3. Once the list of available WiFi networks populates, you should see your Connectify Hotspot’s SSID broadcasting your 3G or 4G network. Connect to that network by tapping it.
  4. You will be prompted for the password that you gave your Connectify Hotspot. Enter your password and tap the Join button to connect.

There you have it, folks! Getting your iPad onto LTE and other mobile broadband networks is as easy as pie with Connectify Hotspot PRO or MAX. To get started, visit: www.connectify.me

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