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Can a Router Be Used From an iPad Using Tethering?

I use Personal Hotspot on an iPad Air 2 (iOS 13.3) to tether an iMac(Os 10.15.6). Can I connect an Apple Airport(last model) or any other 802.11ac router to the iPad to extend the range and avoid persistent dropping of the connection when the iPad changes location?
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larry jaeger

Comments: One Response to “Can a Router Be Used From an iPad Using Tethering?”

    3 weeks ago

    Do you mean with a cable? So you attach your iPad to your router using a cable rather than Wi-Fi? I can’t see that being a good solution because you’d need to be close to the Wi-Fi router for it to work, logistically I mean. Unless you want a long cable snaking through your house. If you are that close, then you should have a fine Wi-Fi connection, right?

    There is such a thing as an iPad lighting to ethernet adapter if you search for it. Apple has one for sale even (https://www.apple.com/shop/product/HMJU2ZM/A/belkin-ethernet-power-adapter-with-lightning-connector). That’s not the same, technically, as tethering, but it does get you a real wired network connection, as long as you have a port open on your hub for it.

    So is the problem that you are not getting a good Wi-Fi signal at all, even when close to the Wi-Fi hub? Or, is it when you are far away? Maybe consider getting a Mesh Wi-Fi system to replace the old AirPort Extreme if that is the case. Google Nest or Eero or something like that.

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