I am going to visit my Mom this summer and want to make sure that I have Internet access while I am gone. As she doesn't have Internet as her house I was hoping that I could use my iPad data plan to tether with my laptop.
I know that this is an old topic, but I just received an email that this was accepted as the solution and provide an updated solution, the iPad, like the iPhone can be configured as a Personal Hotspot.
Settings > Personal Hotspot > enable. Setup a password and you are good to go. Be sure to have either wifi or bluetooth enabled on the iPad as one of these connection methods will be used.