2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2013 11:31 PM by GuessWho55
GuessWho55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I cannot get in to activate, so I tried the Guest Account, because I was able to get in this way using my Macbook Air. I set up ITunes but cannot find anything to activate the IPad in ITunes. Of course, I cannot access ITunes from the IPad because the IPad will not access the Apple server to activate. So I am looking at how I am supposed to activate the IPad from my Macbook Air. I cannot find anything on ITunes that explains where this option is or how to use it for the purpose of activating an IPad from another computer.

iPad, I cannot see the OS
  • 1. Re: Cannot access the internet
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,345 points)

    Download an install the latest version of iTunes on your MBA. Connect the iPad to your MBA with the cable and iTunes should launch and take you through the activation process.


    You do need Internet access or you cannot activate the iPad. If the MBA is connected to the Internet via WiFi or via Ethernet cable to your cable modem or router, you can still activate the iPad.


    Now why don't you post back and explain what you did in a little greater detail. We don't need a narrative, just state very cleary what you did and what did not work.

  • 2. Re: Cannot access the internet
    GuessWho55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That is what I did, and I was able to successfully activate. Thank you.


    I had another problem, and that was with accessing the "Guest Account". Cisco required a password, even though there was no lock symbol on the Guest Account. I had set up the router using a relative's laptop (needed to use his CD drive), not realizing that Cisco Connect was actually installed on his laptop. I had to ask to use that laptop again later to look up the password (could not get it any other way, even with resetting the router and trying to use Admin). Because there was no lock symbol, I had not realized that I needed to write down or remember the Guest Account password, which I had not set up (not admin, either). As soon as I used the correct Guest Account password, I was able to access the Internet with the IPad. This was not an IPad issue, but describing what I did might benefit someone else. Guest Accounts may have different passwords than the main account.