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Meet the iPad and iPad mini by Joris Dormans, Jeff Carlson

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Connect to the Internet Using Wi-Fi

Every iPad supports Wi-Fi wireless networking, enabling you to connect to the Internet using nearby access points; you may have a Wi-Fi network set up in your house or office, or you might go to a nearby “hotspot,” usually a coffee shop or restaurant. A Wi-Fi network usually covers the space of a house or small building. Compare that to cellular wireless (more on that shortly), which is designed to offer miles of coverage.

Once the iPad is connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can browse the Web, send and receive email, view maps, and perform other tasks that require an Internet connection. Wi-Fi also lets you interact with other devices and computers sharing the network connection; for example, you can play a ...

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