Posted 15 May 2011 - 02:03 AM
Been given an Ipad. No manual, just an Ipad. I don't know the first thing about it or how you use it.
So I came here. And was reading how to connect to the Net, and was doing OK right up to the point it chucked the words 'router' and 'WIFI' at me. Now my desktop uses a router, but it isn't WIFI - it connects via a thick yellow wire that goes into a card in the back of the machine. The router itself has several spare holes in, can I plug the Ipod into one of those holes?
IF yes, HOW!?! The most USELESS aspect of an Ipod is its sheer lack of connectivity. No DVD player, nor anywhere to put one. No USB In, just that little tail of a USB Out. That's it. Where would I get a wire to plug its only socket into my router? I've looked, believe me, and can't find where to buy one. That's Part One of the curveball the manual here doesn't explain. OK. Here's Part 2.
If you need a router, how the heck do you connect to the Internet if you're outside with it, or can't you? There's nowhere to plug a dongle. I bought a Web'n'Walk dongle before I'd looked at it properly, so I could use it outside, but there's literally no hole in the machine to plug it into.
So is the thing useful for anything other than lining Steve Jobs' pockets while you buy stuff from Itunes with it connected to your nice, useful PC? Or can it, despite its awesome lack of connectivity, be thought of as a viable standalone gadget? At the moment, it's like having an intelligent, blind, deaf and dumb guy around. How do you access the intelligence?
Yours frustratedly - I'm beginning to understand why Apple's a niche market -