Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:23 PM
The internet connection I have at my apartment is wireless. When I moved in, I provided my landlord with my mac address and I'm guessing that is how my Macbook Pro automatically connects to the internet. I was not ever given a password or anything, it is just set up.
I recently got an iPad 2 and have wanted to share my wireless internet with it. Though my network shows up on the iPad, it's password protected, and I'm not sure that my landlord would share that information with me (I did e-mail him, but he hasn't gotten back to me yet. It's possible he doesn't even know it, because it's actually a condo, and he only owns the unit that I'm renting from, so it's not a typical renting situation.) I've done some reading on sharing my computer's internet wirelessly, but since I don't use ethernet, it's not possible to share my wireless connection wirelessly with my iPad. There isn't even an ethernet set-up in my place.
Am I just SOL here? I don't pay separately for my internet at my apartment (it's included in the rent) and I have an iPhone as well, but of course, they want me to pay an extra $20/mo to share my iPhone's connection with the iPad. Since I get my internet on my computer "free" and Im already paying for my iPhone's data plan, I'd rather not spend any more money just to connect my iPad to the internet at home, but it kind of defeats the purpose of having an iPad (since I can't get wireless at work, either.)
(One thing I find weird about this whole thing is that my Wii CAN connect to the internet, so I have no clue what that's about.)