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    I'm just an old, old man (75) with a love for new technologies. I'd go to bed with my iPad but wife might complain. I spend much time cruising and learning on the 'net, downloading ebooks and reading alot. You can do that when you are retired. Now off I go to find out why suddenly I can not get on the 'net. And I'll be back cuz this site has lots of interesting stuff and news.
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    I did not get you here!

    But anyway.... welcome to the forum. So what's this I hear about you not being able to get on the net? Any more details?
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    Welcome on board let us help you. Life is to short not to have fun with the latest technology. What is wrong with the Internet?
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    iTunes said there was an upgrade available, I downloaded it and now I can not get on the 'net. I have "renewed lease"; gone to my router and iPad is not listed. On the iPad settings, the router address is not listed nor a domain...is there supposed to be? Is soft reset an option? If yes how?
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    I just went to the Apple discussion site. Several have my problem. After upgrading to 3.2.1 (I think that's the number), cannot get on the 'net plus other malfunctions I cannot recall. One was advised to soft reset upon which all apps were lost...of course they can be restored but what a pain.

    Anyone on this forum who can help us without reset will get a gold star (that and $1.25 will get u a coffee)
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    I gotta ask...

    Is your WiFi turned on?

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    If it is, do you see the WiFi signal strength indicator in the upper left corner of your screen?

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    Let's start with these and go from there.
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    yes, just like always...and what your arrow points to.

    turn the router off and back on?

    turn the modem off and back on?
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    Review problem. Downloaded 3.2.1. then could not get on 'net. Tried many courses. Went to Apple site: Apple - Support - iPad - Wi-Fi Assistant. Damn if it didn't work. You reset network settings, select your network, and type in the WEP key. I'm outa here. Hope others in same boat find this.
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    No need to run off. Stick around. The party is just getting started!
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    Bug out for the exit in character.............
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    impatient
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    Hey! I'm 53 and I learn new stuff every day! (Or maybe its the same stuff I learned yesterday and just forgot!)
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    I'm 53 too and I'm here to learn and have fun learning...
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    You are so right. There is more to this site than just fixing a problem. I be back often....besides it's your turn to buy :D
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    Know how he felt.......

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