Important: these instructions are theoretical.
I don't (yet) have an iPad. Also, these instructions will disconnect your laptop from any wi-fi networks it's connected to.
- Mac laptop
- iPhone 3G or 3GS
- iPad Wi-fi
Assumptions (tested on):
- Operating system: Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
- Laptop: MacBook Pro
- iPhone 3GS
- Canada, where Fido and Rogers offer 3G tethering to customers with a 1 GB+ data plan
- Not tested with an actual iPad, but was able to connect to the wi-fi network with a second laptop's AirPort.
- Tether your iPhone as you normally would. This works for both USB and Bluetooth tethering.
- On your MacBook Pro:
- turn on your Airport if not on already
- click the Airport icon in the menu bar, and then Create network...
- give your network a name, and assign it a password
- for Security:, select 40-bit WEP (more compatible).
- Click the Apple icon in the top left of your laptop's window, then System Preferences...
- Click the Sharing icon
- Check the Internet Sharing checkbox
- In Share your connection from:, select the tethering port. This will be something like Ethernet (en7)
- In To computers using:, select Airport
- On your iPad, connect to the wi-fi network that you created in step #2 sub-step #3.