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Wireless Tethering Safety

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8th April 2012, 03:34 PM   |  #1  
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Is wireless tethering safe?

I connected my Mac to it, and I also connected my Dad's iPod to it and a friends iPad, just to test it out.

Can things be uploaded/sent to my phone from doing that?

Am curious because am wanting to get an iPad 3 (sorry!) and my thinking is that I can get the wifi only version and use the 3G on my phone.

In fact, I had to connect my Mac to it for an hour or so since we lost power in the house.

How safe is tethering for both my computer and phone?
8th April 2012, 03:36 PM   |  #2  
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Your phone is just acting as a wireless router, simple as that. Put a password on the wireless signal as you would a router and all is fine.

No one can send anything to your phone.

The wifi version saves you on price and 3g subscriptions but not on the convenience of just being on 3g in a flash. If you don't need to be on all the time, then the wifi version is the way to go.

Which carrier are you on? As long as you stay within your plan's data package, I see no issue with occasional tethering. It's when you abuse it by letting the whole dorm leech on for hours or torrenting that 4gb Justin Bieber concert etc, that it becomes an issue.

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8th April 2012, 03:47 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by martyfly1990

Is wireless tethering safe?

I connected my Mac to it, and I also connected my Dad's iPod to it and a friends iPad, just to test it out.

Can things be uploaded/sent to my phone from doing that?

Am curious because am wanting to get an iPad 3 (sorry!) and my thinking is that I can get the wifi only version and use the 3G on my phone.

In fact, I had to connect my Mac to it for an hour or so since we lost power in the house.

How safe is tethering for both my computer and phone?

What's an Ipad 3?

Boo
8th April 2012, 04:31 PM   |  #4  
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Just simply enable security and put a password on the connection and you will be fine.
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