How do I access the Wi-Fi network?

As you travel around with your iPad, it will find various networks to join. It is your job to sign on to a network before you can use the Internet. By joining a Wi-Fi network, you will be able to access the Internet, social networking apps, send e-mails, etc. In order to connect to the Internet, you need to follow a few, simple steps.

1. Find and tap the Settings icon.

Find and tap the Settings icon.

2. Tap on Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi will be second option on the settings homepage. You can see, before you tap on "Wi-Fi", whether the Wi-Fi is turned on or off.

Tap on Wi-Fi.

3. Slide the circular button to the right to turn on Wi-Fi.

By turning on the Wi-Fi, your iPad will start to search all of the networks in the area.

Slide the circular button to the right to turn on Wi-Fi.

3.1. If the network that you want to join is password-locked, which means it has a lock next to the signal icon, you need to type in the password when prompted and tap Join.

Once you have joined a network, your iPad will recognize it every time you are in range. This means you don't have to enter a password each time you are in that specific area.

If the network that you want to join is password-locked, which means it has a lock next to the signal icon, you need to type in the password when prompted and tap Join.

3.2. If the network that you want to join is access-free, tap the selected network.

Some free networks send you to an Internet screen, in which you need to enter some information in order to gain access. Follow the instructions asked by the network then you will be granted access to the Internet.

4. To see if have you connected, the name of the network will appear on the Wi-Fi setting option.

To see if have you connected, the name of the network will appear on the Wi-Fi setting option.

4.1. Another way to ensure you are connected to the Internet, look at the top left hand corner and next to your Internet provider a signal icon will appear.

Another way to ensure you are connected to the Internet, look at the top left hand corner and next to your Internet provider a signal icon will appear.

4.2. You can also check your internet connection by opening Safari and try to open a website like www.google.com or www.espn.com

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