iPad Internet Tethering Possible on iOS 4.2

iPad Internet Tethering Possible on iOS 4.2

Here is another good news for iPad users, especially those who own the 3G version.
It seems like there’s a bright light shining for the possibility of internet tethering on iPad despite the fact that Steve Jobs once said it won’t. iOS 4.2 Beta 2 has been released for developers the other day and the folks at 9to5Mac found out that there’s an option to configure internet tethering under the APN settings of iPad 3G.

For the benefit of those who don’t understand what tethering is- it actually refers to the use of a mobile device with internet access to act as an internet gateway or access point to another wireless device(s). One example of tethering capability is the iPhone with direct internet connection from the ISP and is used to share (like that of a MoDem) the internet connection to a laptop via Wi-Fi.

APN Network Settings on iPad 3G

However, the tethering on iPad 3G will only allow users to share its connection to another wireless device. It won’t work through the other way, like connecting the iPad to the internet through a tethered iPhone. You got it?

The screenshot above is taken from an iPad 3G running on Europe’s 3 network. 9to5Mac stressed that iPad tethering would only be possible if the carrier allows it, as they couldn’t replicate the settings pane on Apple’s tablet running on AT&T.

iOS 4.2 is scheduled for release some time in November this year; surely we can find out if such internet tethering capability on iPad 3G is for real. Just stay tuned! [via 9to5Mac]

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