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How do I know that my Ipad is using my home Wifi and not 3g

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This may be a stupid question but how do I know that when I am at home the Ipad is using wifi to access the internet rather than 3g?

I would hate for it to be using up my 2g of data while I am 10 feet from my wireless router.

It does recognize my network and it says wi-fi is on in my settings.
 

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When in your home on WIFI; Go to Settings on the iPad and Turn off the Cellular Data.

Turn it back on when you leave the house.
 

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In the upper left bar on the screen, it will tell you what you are on. It will show how many bars followed by AT&T. Then it will show what you are connected to. If AT&T, it will show 3G, E, or O. If it is wifi, it will show the wifi strength indicator.
 

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This may be a stupid question but how do I know that when I am at home the Ipad is using wifi to access the internet rather than 3g?

I would hate for it to be using up my 2g of data while I am 10 feet from my wireless router.

It does recognize my network and it says wi-fi is on in my settings.

If wifi is on and active your iPad will always use wifi over 3G
 

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If wifi is on and active your iPad will always use wifi over 3G
Theoretically that is true. I have had rare occasions when I have been within range of my home wifi and it did not change over. I just rebooted the iPad and it worked fine. If a person is really paranoid about it, then they may want to be able to tell at a glance what their status is.
 

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Its Simple.

When using 3G on the top left corner near the AT&T it will say 3G or E or O meaning you are on the cellular network.

When on wifi it will show the wifi signal waves.
 

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