Your iPad 2 can perform a lot of functions, but most of them require you to have an Internet connection.
While some iPads have a cellular data connection for which you need to pay a monthly fee, the majority of iPad users will connect to the Internet via a wireless network at home, work, or while traveling.
Luckily it is a simple process to connect to a Wi-Fi network with your iPad, so continue reading below.
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How to Connect an iPad 2 to a Wi-Fi Network
Before you are able to connect to a wireless network from your iPad 2, you will need to know the name of the network to which you wish to connect, as well as the password that is needed to access that network. Once you have this information, follow these steps to connect your iPad to a wireless network.
Once you have connected to Wi-Fi on your iPad 2, you should check out the wireless sync feature.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Select the Wi-Fi option at the top-left corner of the screen.
Step 3: Tap the name of the Wi-Fi network to which you wish to connect from the list at the right side of the screen under Choose a Network.
Step 4: Type the password for the network into the Password field, then tap the Join button.
Step 5: When you return to the Wi-Fi menu screen, you will note that the Wi-Fi network to which you are connected has a check mark to the left of it.
If you have a cellular iPad, then you may find that video streaming services like Netflix are using a lot of your data allotment. Read this article to learn how to restrict Netflix to Wi-Fi only.
Now that you know how to connect to Wi-Fi on your iPad 2, you will be able to access the Internet and the device features that are only available when you are online.
If you don’t have a wireless network in your home, then you will need a wireless router to be able to connect to the Internet with your iPad. There are many wireless routers available for purchase, but I have found this Netgear N600 to be a great choice.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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