How to Connect Your iPad 2 to the Internet

Your iPad can access the internet through a wireless network or through a cellular data plan. This article will walk you through the steps for doing each.

Steps

Joining a Wi-Fi Network

1. Open Settings by touching the Settings icon on your iPad’s home screen.

Open Settings by touching the Settings icon on your iPad’s home screen.

2. Tap Wi-Fi. Make sure the switch says “on.”

3. Join a network. To do so, tap Settings, then Wi-Fi, and wait for a list of networks in range to appear. Then, select a network to join simply by tapping the name of the network.

Join a network.
  • If a lock icon appears next to the name of a network, then enter the password and tap Join.
  •  If a lock icon appears next to the name of a network, then enter the password and tap Join.
  • Be aware that some Wi-Fi networks may require you to pay a fee in order to join.
4. Look for the Wi-Fi icon to appear in your iPad’s Status Bar. This will show once youriPad has connected to the network. The more bars you see on the icon, the stronger the signal.
 Look for the Wi-Fi icon to appear in your iPad’s Status Bar.

Joining a Cellular Data Network

1. Sign up for a data plan with a local carrier. Before you can join a cell data network with a 3G plus Wi-Fi iPad, you must sign up for data plan with a local carrier.

  • If your iPad came with a micro-SIM card and is connected to a cell data network, you will see a 3G, E, or ˚ icon in the Status Bar.
If your iPad came with a micro-SIM card and is connected to a cell data network, you will see a 3G, E, or ˚ icon in the Status Bar.
Use your iPad to set up your cell data plan carrier if you do not have one already in place.

  • Tap the settings icon.
  • Tap Cellular Data.
  • Tap View Account and follow the onscreen instructions.
3. Understand Data Roaming. If you find yourself outside of your carrier’s network, you may be able to use another carrier’s data network by turning Data Roaming on.

Tips

f you can not see View Account in the Cellular Data screen ensure your SIM card is in the ipad, then connect your ipad to itunes. Next you should be prompted by itunes that “There is an update to your carrier settings”. Click yes to this, then after the sync the View Account screen should be there.

Things You’ll Need

  • iPad
  • Wi-fi or data network

Source : http://www.wikihow.com/

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