How does the IPad choose between wifi and 3g

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  1. windycitycouple

    windycitycouple iPF Novice

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    With both turned on does the IPad default to wifi when it can find a network to connect to?
     
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    Purpleorchid iPad Enthusiast

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    Yes, a wifi connection will be used before 3G.
     
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    When no data is being used, the icon in the upper left will show you which it is using. 3G for AT&T & the dot with two curved lines for WiFi.
     
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    MikesTooLz Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It will always remain connected to 3G if its available just in case there is no wifi the 3g can kick in, but it will use WiFi when ever its available.

    That is unless you turn wifi off like I do.
     
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    thanks for this i was looking for this information for IPAD2. sorry for the redundant post folks
     

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