WiFi or wireless network connection on iPad

Easy steps for Wireless network connection on iPad. IPad WiFi setup is easy and you can do it yourself.

My name is Jim and I would like to give you some useful tips to connect iPad to the wireless network. I was working as a Senior technical support executive in a multinational company. I used to answer tech-support calls for mo0re than 5 years. And of course I have fixed issues about iPad wifi setup too.

What do you need before you start connecting iPad to WiFi?

No doubt, you need the correct settings of your router for wireless network connection on iPad. Almost all the people, who are using iPad are also using wireless network at home. What do you use to create hotspot at home? I believe, everybody knows the answer, it’s a wireless router. So basically you should know the router settings.

How to conenct iPad to wireless network

If your network is secured then you should know the security key or password. The security key is case sensitive so make sure that you have the correct one. SSID is nothing but the name of your WiFi connection.

If you are not sure about the settings then I will suggest you to check the settings of the router first. It is very simply.

Connect one computer with the Ethernet cable. Check the IP address of the computer. Each router has a default IP address and web based configuration page. This configuration page is also called as setup page. You need to open this setup page. On this page you will see all the settings of your network. If Wireless MAC filter is enabled, then you will need to add the MAC address of your iPad to the list.

Easy steps to check the wireless settings of the router.

Once you have all the proper settings then you can start connecting your iPad to your own WiFi.

How to connect iPad to WiFi?

Step 1: I guess your iPad must be turned ON. Go to the settings App. You will be at the General settings screen. Now go to Wi-Fi category. Make sure that WiFi is turned ON. If Wi-Fi is off, turn it on by tapping the on/off icon.

Step 2: Now the iPad will start searching for available wireless network connection in that area.  You will see the list under choose a network label. Sometimes it will take time to list all the available connections and you will need to wait while it searches.

iPad Wi-Fi setup

iPad Wi-Fi setup

If it does not find anything then it will pause for a moment and will start searching again. If it takes a long time then check the settings of your router. Make sure that SSID broadcast is turned on on your router. You can also try changing wireless channel.

Step 3: You will your network in the list of available networks. Select your SSID to join it. If your WiFi is secured, you will see lock on it.

Step 4: When you try to connect to a secured WiFi, it will ask you for the security key. Enter the correct security key. The password is case sensitive. So be careful while entering the security password.

Step 5: The iPad will now attempt to connect to the network, and when finished, will display the Wi-Fi settings screen again, but this time with the joined network listed and with a check mark next to it. This check mark designates that your iPad is connected to the network.

Basic troubleshooting steps:

See more information on iPad on Apple’s website

If you are not able to see your SSID but able to see other SSID then you can try changing wireless channel on the router. Also make sure that broadcast is enabled on the router.

Verify that you are in range of your Wi-Fi router or base station.

Verify your gateway and Cable/DSL modem are connected to power and turned ON.

Make sure that other computers or devices are able to connect to the Wi-Fi network and access the Internet. If other devices in the network are also not able to connect to WiFi then I will suggest you to upgrade the firmware on the router. After upgrading the firmware, reset it and then reconfigure it.

Also try to reboot the router. Move your iPad close to the router. If it is too close to the router then move a bit away from the router.

Reset Ipad network. Go to Settings => General => Reset => Reset network Settings. You will need to reconnect the iPad to WiFi.

I hope that I have explained enough information about wireless network connection on iPad. IPad WiFi setup is easy and you can do it without any problems.