How to Connect an iPad to a Router When No Password Exists

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Apple's iPad has numerous Internet-connected features including email and Web browsing. Before you can use these features, you must connect to the Internet using a Wi-Fi network or a cellular data network. A Wi-Fi network that has no password is the simplest type of network you can join. A quick trip to the Settings app will connect your iPad to the Internet in no time.

  • Open the "Settings" app on the home screen.

  • Tap "Wi-Fi" and wait for the iPad to scan your surroundings and list all the wireless networks near you.

  • Find a network in the list of available networks; if the network does not require a password, it will not have a padlock icon next to it in the list. Tap on the network's name to connect. In the future, your iPad will automatically connect to this network whenever it is available. If you do not see the network you want, move closer to the source of the wireless signal, and your iPad will automatically refresh the list of available networks.

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  • Information in this article applies to iOS version 6.1. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

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