3G Dongle & iPod Touch
March 30, 2009 8:34 AM Subscribe
Is it possible to connect a 3G Dongle (from "3" in my case) to a 2nd Generation iPod Touch (do not want and/or can't afford an iPhone) to simulate a Wifi connection?
posted by pettins to technology (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I know this may be impossible, however, I keep thinking about how I could get mobile broadband for my iPod Touch and I am paying a monthly fee (£15) for the 3G Dongle.
For example, could I get a cable that goes from my 3G Dongle and plug it into my Wireless Router and generate a Wifi signal from it?
(I accept I would need a power supply for this, but lets assume I have this (eg DC to AC converter in the car for example)).
I have bought a USB connector that reverses the connection on the 3G dongle so I can plug it in to the iPod sync cable, however, this does not generate a connection so I suspect that the iPod Touch requires some 3G hardware or software component?
I know that the iPhone does this by itself but I want to stick with my iPod Touch and JUST the £15 a month for the mobile dongle if it is possible.
If it can't be done, is it possible to explain why not?
Thanks for any suggestions...