iPad can join AirPort and other Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or at Wi-Fi hotspots around the world. When joined to a Wi-Fi network that’s connected to the Internet, iPad connects to the Internet automatically whenever you use Mail, Safari, YouTube, the App Store, or the iTunes Store. iPad connects to the Internet using a Wi-Fi network. iPad Wi-Fi + 3G can also connect to the Internet using a cellular data network. Data service is sold separately.
Joining a Wi-Fi Network :
- Use Wi-Fi settings to turn on Wi-Fi and join Wi-Fi networks.
- Turn on Wi-Fi: Choose Settings > Wi-Fi and turn Wi-Fi on.
- Join a Wi-Fi network: Choose Settings > Wi-Fi, wait a moment as iPad detects networks in range, then select a network (fees may apply to join some Wi-Fi networks). If necessary, enter a password and tap Join (networks that require a password appear with a lock icon).
- Once you join a Wi-Fi network, iPad automatically connects to it whenever the network is in range. If more than one previously used network is in range, iPad joins the one last used.
- When iPad has a Wi-Fi connection, the Wi-Fi icon in the status bar shows the connection strength. The more bars you see, the stronger the connection.