Once you move beyond connecting to a simple home Wi-Fi network or using 3G data, you'll want to read networking expert Glenn Fleishman's discussion of how to integrate your iPad into more-complex networks and keep its data safe from prying eyes. Along with offering advice about Wi-Fi and 3G connections, Glenn explains how to protect your data in transit, and how to set up Bluetooth for various types of connections, including an iPhone personal hotspot, a wireless keyboard, and peer-to-peer pairing.
Inside, you'll find advice and steps for how to: • Use an iPhone's personal hotspot to connect any iPad to the Internet. • Connect to a Wi-Fi network at work, home, or when at a public hotspot. • Tweak a Wi-Fi network to give your iPad a faster connection. • Connect to Wi-Fi using secure connections—learn about the security pros and cons of MAC address filtering, WEP, WPA, WPA2, and VPNs. • Enable and manage a 3G data plan. This topic focuses on AT&T and Verizon Wireless in the United States, but it also takes a global perspective, with brief details about some data plans outside the United States and what to consider when traveling to a different country. • Save on your data plan by monitoring your 3G usage. • Connect to Bluetooth peripherals such as keyboards and headsets, and do tethering and peer-to-peer pairing. • Understand what's at risk and protect the private passwords, documents, and data stored on your iPad. • Take preventative action against a lost or stolen iPad by installing third-party remote-tracking software and turning on Apple's Find My iPhone. • Use Find My iPhone if your iPad is lost or stolen.
Table of Contents • Read Me First • Introduction • iPad Networking & Security Quick Start • What’s New for the iPad in iOS 4 • Quick Connection Guide • In-Depth on Wi-Fi • Connect to a Secure Wi-Fi Network • Work with 3G • Set Up Bluetooth • Airplane Mode • Transfer Data Securely • Keep Data Safe • When Your iPad Goes Missing • About This Book
Read Me First This book covers how to use your iPad on a Wi-Fi or 3G network securely, making connections with ease while protecting your data and your device. It also covers other tasks that rely on a network, such as retrieving documents to read and remotely controlling computers from your iPad. It was written by Glenn Fleishman, edited by Tonya Engst, and published by TidBITS Publishing Inc.