Step 1: Install iTunes and get your iPad ready.
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Out of the box, the iPad will show an iTunes and cable image (Fig. 1). In order to get past this stage, you will need to connect it to iTunes.
- If you do not already have iTunes installed, you will need to obtain it from http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/. Download and install iTunes using your preferred settings. Once done, launch it.
- Connect your iPad to your computer using the provided USB cable. Your iPad may beep. After a minute or two, your iPad should display the Raindrop screen (Fig. 2).
- At this point, you will not need to do anything else with iTunes. Disconnect your iPad from your computer by first clicking on the eject button under Devices (Fig. 3). Then, disconnect the iPad from the USB cable. You can now close the iTunes application.
You should now be at the default iPad screen (Fig. 5).
Continue to Step 2: Connect to the CSUN Wireless Network
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Last Reviewed: December 7, 2011