Q: Avie, How do I make my new Apple iPad connect to the Internet while I’m traveling?
A:The first version of the iPad available on 4/3/2010 connects wirelessly via WIFI, so if you are in range of a Wireless Router that you have permission to use (ie. Hotel, Coffee Shop, Airport, Friendly Neighbor), then you are all set. However, without the WIFI hotspot, you are out of luck until the next version of the iPad is released that will work on the AT&T 3G network. Of course, I have another solution that you can use right away. If you are in the regional coverage area of CLEAR Wireless WiMax service, you can subscribe to their $30/mo. service and attach the USB adapter to the optional portable/sharable ClearSpot.
This creates a mobile Wifi hotspot that you can share with up to 8 users. Not only will it provide WiFi for your iPad, you can use it with any of your WiFi enabled devices – Notebooks, Netbooks, iPhone, iPod Touch, you name it. Works in your home as well as on the road as long as you are within the CLEAR coverage area. Verizon and other wireless cellular carriers have similar devices which they call Intelligent Mobile Hotspots or Mifi devices. If you’d like more information on the CLEAR service, I have direct access as a sub-agent for CLEAR to help you do a site survey and assessment of how it may work for you in your home or business