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    I am still trying to get onto my new ipad2. I have high speed internet for my home computer, although no router, just the modem. Also have xbox connected to modem. My ipad is not picking anything up, in order to turn WIFi on. Do I need to plug ipad2 into the modem as well? Hope you can tell what I'm trying to say. Any suggestions,
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    Welcome to the forum!!

    So no wireless connection? No wifi, your iPad cannot connect. You may want to invest in a router, otherwise your iPad will not be able to connect to the Internet, unless you go somewhere with free wifi.
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    I have a router. Just haven't been using it. So, if I don't have a router hooked up, does that mean I don't have wireless?
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    Correct--fire that baby up!!
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

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    You can always get a mobile hotspot device, such as virgin mobile-to get you on the net...or use your cell phone wifi. Just some alternates if you choose not to use your router.
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    My cell phone has wifi, but its a work phone. Its an HTC Evo Swift 4G. Would I need to get a password from my employer, or is it in my phone somewhere?
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    Try this:

    Create a hotspot with cell phone - Google Search

    You may want to consult with your work as well, since it may incur extra costs to use it as a hotspot. You can purchase a virgin mobile broadband wifi for about $100 and pay as you go. Not sure if this is an option. Realize that it may not be as fast as what you are accustomed to having with your home Internet.
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