Can I share the iPad internet with other devices? ie connect my laptop to internet via my iPad?

I am looking to buy an iPad but already have a prepaid wireless 4g modem for my laptop. If I purchase an iPad with a plan can I share it's internet access with other devices and eliminate the modem?
Alternatively can I buy iPad 4g without a plan and use the wireless modem for Australian internet access, but be able to purchase pre-paid chips overseas whilst travelling and use the 4g functionality only at those times?

2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    yes you can do that

    • Answered by Cristiano R from Melbourne
    • 25-Mar-2012
  • You should check with your service provider - Telstra, Optus or Vodafone. They may have different policies or charge for tethering functionality.

    • Answered by David M from Clifton Hill
    • 27-Mar-2012