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Setting up new network

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by mugsy06, Dec 28, 2012.

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    Good Morning, I bought my Son an iPad 2 for Christmas and, an Apple Airport Express. He has a Toshiba Laptop and Roadrunner for ISP. No router. The iPad 2 is only Wi Fi, so I need to hook up the Airport Express to provide WiFi for him. Keeping in mind that I am totally brain dead when it comes to routers, etc. how should I set this network up... Through the laptop or through the iPad. I've read the instructions with the AE.. It seems fairly simple, but, I don't know. I need help from you, my computer savvy friends. Thanks in advance for your help. Oh, step by step instructions would be wonderful !!!
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    Hi there,

    I have moved your post into the iPad help section as not everyone browses the new member section, hopefully you will get the help here that you need, good luck!

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    Thanks so much. After I posted, I realized I made a mistake !! Have a great New Year !!!
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    No problem, it's what we are here for......BTW, I don't use Windows but when playing about with my network settings I always go to my laptop.....if that's of any help?

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    Have you seen this set up manual for your airport express? http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/airport_express_80211n_2nd_gen_setup_guide.pdf if you tap the box and arrow icon in the lower right of the screen when the PDF file opens and tap the open in safari button in the popup menu, you can choose to open it in iBooks to save for easy offline reference.
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    I would use the AirPort utility on the iPad. This offers the simplest way to set up an Airport Express, and it won't affect the ability of other computers to connect. You're unlikely to need the more nuanced settings that might be available using the Windows version of the setup utility.
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    Thanks for your responses... I'm heading over to my Son's apartment now.. I'll let you know how I make out !! My Son is Developmentally Disabled and Mildly Mentally Retarded. When I got my iPad he loved it and caught on to it immediately !! So, we got him one for Christmas... He was thrilled !! Once I get the network up an running, he'll be ecstatic !!
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    I'm sure he will enjoy it immensely. Please let us know how it goes.
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    I did it, I did it, I did it !!!! Thank you all sooo much !!! It took me a hot 10 minutes.. And my Son is thrilled to death !! Started using his iPad immediately.. I can't thank you enough !!!!
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    Well done to you.....congratulations and really glad to hear that your son is happy!

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    That sound wonderful!! Have fun, both of you on your new iPads!
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    Nice. I like happy endings.

    and happy beginnings are pretty good too. :D

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