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iPad All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition by Nancy Muir

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Chapter 1: Configuring iPad to Connect Everywhere

In This Chapter

check.png Making Wi-Fi and 3G/4G settings

check.png Tethering your iPad to your smartphone

check.png Setting up a Microsoft Exchange account

This chapter is all about connecting, whether you’re connecting to the Internet via Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G (with a third-generation iPad) or connecting to your company network. Apple has made an effort over the years with iPhone to support enterprises, meaning that you can use the phone to connect with your company network and vital work data. The iPad continues that tradition with support for Microsoft Exchange Server, virtual private networks (VPNs), and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) accounts.

Your best ally in setting up the more technical of these is your network administrator. In this chapter, I give you an overview of the capabilities of iPad to connect and some guidance in making the settings you need to make.

Making Wi-Fi and 3G/4G Settings

The way people with iPads can connect to the Internet, the grandmother of all networks, is via its Wi-Fi or 3G/4G capabilities (assuming they have a 3G or 4G model).

The original iPad and iPad 2 offered either Wi-Fi only or a Wi-Fi and 3G connection. The ...

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