iPad 1 - Wi-Fi.   Let's start with the item called "Wi-Fi" and connect our iPad to Internet. Wi-Fi (the "wireless network") frees you and your iPad from any cable connected to the Internet.

Without Wi-Fi, the iPad loses its charm, but remains perfectly usable as long as you can sync it with your PC. A model called "3G" allows you to access the Internet through a wireless phone network.

iPad 1 - Wi-Fi: Connect it step by step

The first step is to select the "Wi-Fi" item in "Settings> Wi-Fi" or "Settings> General> Network> Wi-Fi". Then activate the Wi-Fi option by placing the button on the "I". This enables the wireless network (which you can disable at any time to save battery: this communication mode consumes a lot of power). The system starts looking for an available network and proposes the name of your home network (perhaps others that you don't even know existed, especially if you live in a building).

Tips for connecting the ipad to the wi-fi network.

With this advice I will not go into details about the installation of a router de modem Wifi. You just need to know that this device, Apple airport access point, third party or 'box' provided by your operator, serves as an intermediary between the external Internet network (WAN) and your local area network (LAN) to which you have assigned a name.

The router assigns a IP address unique to the peripherals they want to access. It also manages transmission encryption (WEP or WPA), so they can't spy on your traffic (waves pass through walls and ceilings without worrying).

It is recommended that you configure your router for WPA, with address filtering MAC (which has nothing to do with Apple - every connectable machine has this unique identifier) ​​for added security. Provide to the router the list of authorized identifiers will prevent a neighbor from "occupying" your line, with it and thus lowering your performance and speed.

La MAC address iPad can be found in the «General» tab, «Information» menu, with the name «Wi-Fi address». It is a string of type F1: E2: D3: C4: B5: A6. Your PC or Mac (or rather, your Wi-Fi card) has one too.

Simple wifi connections

After choosing the name of the Wi-Fi network, and if you followed our advice, iPad should ask you to enter the secret key (WEP or WPA) assigned to your router to encrypt exchanges.

Encrypted networks are identified by the small padlock icon next to their names. Resist the urge to exploit your neighbors' unprotected connections and, if you can, tell them to protect themselves.

When the password is entered correctly (which is not always easy, as it intertwines letters and numbers), hold your breath, press the "Join" button, watch the search indicator rotate around you, and at first you should be connected!

Complex Wi-Fi settings

Depending on the details of your modem-router configuration, some additional manipulations may be necessary. Expect a cavernous full moon night, in the middle of a pentagram, and in the light of natural wax candles, press the small blue circle, where a «>» appears at the end of the line with the name of your network (but not before having summoned the spirit of a system administrator, if you are in a company, or sacrificed to the demons of your hotline operator).

On the page that appears, you can tell your iPad that you need to ask the router for a dynamic network address, if you know if this is the case (DHCP tab, where you can change DNS, domain search and customer identifier), and you can even request another ("renew contract" button).

If, on the other hand, your router is expecting a specific IP address from your iPad, enter it in the "Static" tab, not forgetting the subnet mask (generally 255.255.255.0 is very good). Add the router's IP address, DNS (domain name server), and you're done. Since the BootP tab is reserved for businesses, we're going to put a wet veil on it.

Now all that remains is to configure, for some, an "HTTP Proxy" (basically, a specialized server that will serve as an intermediary for all their Internet transactions).

Startup configuration

In general, a simple startup configuration should work directly, without going into details. The network name, the encryption code of the router and probably the activation of DHCP mode should suffice.

If not, and if the preceding paragraphs seem incomprehensible, there are only two solutions. The first is to buy a book on the subject. The second is to call a qualified person: your system administrator or your ISP hotline, as appropriate.

Observing readers will have noticed that under the name of your Wi-Fi network, there is an "Other" menu, as some networks do not broadcast its name.

In this case, after torturing the system administrator to give you that name, which must be spelled correctly, press the "Security" button and choose the type of protection used by the network. Then continue with the steps outlined above, if the connection does not occur.

So far today's entry on how to connect to iPad 1 - Wi-Fi.