How to Get the Wi-Fi to Work on the iPad
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.
Push the Home button on the bottom of the iPad to display the Home screen.
Tap the "Settings" icon.
Tap "Wi-Fi" on the left side of the Settings screen.
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.
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.
Tap the keys on the keyboard to enter the password for your wireless network.
Tap the "Join" button to join the network.