How to Get the Wi-Fi to Work on the iPad

By Jason Artman

All models of Apple's iPad have internal wireless adapters that you can use to connect the device to the Internet through a wireless router. The first time that you use the iPad, though, it does not connect to a router automatically; you must enable the wireless adapter and select a network to join. Access the Settings screen on your iPad to enable Wi-Fi and join a network.

Step 1

Push the Home button on the bottom of the iPad to display the Home screen.

Step 2

Tap the "Settings" icon.

Step 3

Tap "Wi-Fi" on the left side of the Settings screen.

Step 4

Tap the word "Off" in the upper-right corner of the screen to change the setting to "On" and enable Wi-Fi. Skip this step if Wi-Fi is already on. The iPad scans for available networks and displays them under Choose a Network on the right side of the screen.

Step 5

Tap the name of the wireless network that you want to join. If the network has a password, the iPad displays a prompt and the keyboard appears on the bottom of the screen.

Step 6

Tap the keys on the keyboard to enter the password for your wireless network.

Step 7

Tap the "Join" button to join the network.

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