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Making Wi-Fi settings

The Wi-Fi settings include simply turning Wi-Fi on or off, choosing which network to connect to, and activating a feature that joins recognized networks automatically.

To make Wi-Fi settings, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the Settings icon on the Home screen.
  2. Tap General and then tap Network.
  3. Tap Wi-Fi and you see the settings.
    Here you can do the following:
    • Tap the Off button and slide it to turn Wi-Fi on or off.
    • Tap the arrow on a listed network to see its details. Because you are connecting with a network set up on another device, you can't edit this information from your iPad.
    • Tap the Ask to Join Networks button and slide it to turn this feature on or off. If you turn it off, iPad won't join available networks automatically.

If you have the Ask to Join Networks feature turned on and there are no known networks out there, iPad will ask you whether you want to join any new networks that surface.

Going 3G

If you have a 3G iPad, you can make some settings for your 3G connections through the General settings, including:

  • Turning a data network on or off: If you don't want to connect to your data provider, turn this setting off.
  • Turning data roaming on or off: If you don't want to allow your iPad to use roaming signals, which might cost you more, turn this one off.
  • Viewing your account information: You can both view and change your 3G account information from your iPad.
  • Adding a SIM PIN: To protect the data on your iPad's micro-SIM card, you might want to add a PIN to it. If somebody doesn't have the PIN, the SIM card stays locked so nobody can hack it to get data like your Contacts information.

Note that you can also use Airplane mode settings to turn your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals off when in flight, and quickly turn them back on again later.

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