How to Use an iPad With a Mobile Hotspot

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How to Use an iPad With a Mobile Hotspot
Connect your iPad to a mobile hot spot for high-speed Internet browsing and downloads. (Richard Newstead/Lifesize/Getty Images)

If you already have a mobile hot spot and wish to connect your iPad to the hot spot, the iPad's Wi-Fi feature detects the broadband device and connects to its wireless signal to provide an Internet connection. Mobile hotspots are portable devices that allow you to connect to a broadband 3G or 4G cellular network at all times depending on the coverage of your hotspot's network provider.

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  • Mobile broadband hot spot device
  • iPad

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  1. 1

    Push the iPad's "Home" button located at the bottom of the device's screen, and slide your finger against the screen to access the home screen.

  2. 2

    Click "Settings," and tap "Wi-Fi" in the Settings side menu.

  3. 3

    Swipe the switch on the Wi-Fi tab to activate the iPad's Wi-Fi feature.

  4. 4

    Turn on your mobile broadband hot spot, and tap the name of the hot spot in the Wi-Fi's network menu.

  5. 5

    Enter the WEP password of the hot spot, and tap "Join."

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