iPad, Wifi, 3G and cell!

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by SweetPoison, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. SweetPoison

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    This is probably a very dumb question. But ~

    When I am at home, my iPad uses wifi. I assume it taps into my Comcast Wifi, right? But unless I find a hotspot out in the field it will kick over to 3G.

    What I want to know is why my cell phone which has 4G, when at home does not connect to my Wifi, automatically, like my iPad? It just stays on 4G. I try to search for available Wifi, and I pop up, but it won't let me in.

    Next question....

    Which is faster Wifi or 4G? At home the Wifi is when I am on my iPad, but out in the field, Wifi is hella slow.

    My cell is 4G and fast everywhere!

    Please tell me this all makes sense!
     
  2. Darkstar2007

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    It depends on your network speed. If you can download the speedtest.net app on your phone and your iPad you can use it to test the speed of whatever network your on. :)
     
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  3. SweetPoison

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    So you are saying it depends on my network speed is the reason my cell doesn't tap into my Wifi?

     
  4. Darkstar2007

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    No!! Lol.
    You should have a settings menu in your phone for wifi. It might be turned off? Find that menu and turn wifi on. It should find your connection. When it does type in your password and it should connect.

    If it doesn't locate your connection, you might have to reset your network connections if possible (I'm not familiar with Android).

    If that doesn't work, it could be hardware related? Lol!
     
  5. SweetPoison

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    That's it! I don't know my password. Where in the hell would I get that? It does ask for it! I must have had it a year and half ago for my iPad, right?
     
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    Yep! You'll have to figure that out before you can connect. :)!
     
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    Wonderful.

    Well Joe ~ I want to thank you for all your help!

     have a beer!
     
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    WooHoo!!
    Lol. No problem Marie!
    I'll help ya anytime. :)
     
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    One thing about turning wifi on in your iphone menu is it may cause some battery drain as it will continuously search for a wifi connection. I leave mine off all the time unless I need it then I go in and turn it on. Also if you can't find your password you will have to find your owners manual for your router and look up how to reset it so you can create a new network password.
     

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