For many, iPad’s AT&T network just doesn’t cut it when it comes to internet speeds. This hack enables an iPad to cruise on the internet using Verizon MiFi. However, you’ll have to crack open your precious iPad to accomplish the feat. The MiFi modification involves opening up the iPad, removing the AT&T 3G card, and hooking up a Verizon MiFi device to the iPad’s battery.
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First, you need to setup the proper power source for the Verizon MiFi card. Filling and soldering skills come in handy here as you’ll have to insert a power switch to toggle the MiFi. The MiFi card also needs to be connected to the iPad’s internal antenna which extends its reach.
The real work involves fitting the MiFi card in the slot by cutting (yes, you’ll have to physically mutilate your iPad) the resonating chamber which houses the iPad’s twin speakers (causes a minimal loss in sound quality). The final modification disconnects the bright green LED power indicator of the MiFi card so that it doesn’t shine through the LCD screen of the iPad.
Quite a bit of work, but perhaps worth it if you’re tired of AT&T’s poor service. In the end, you’ll get a high speed internet connection plus a device that can be a Wi-Fi hotspot for other devices.