Is there a way to connect internet to my iPad mini through the lightning connecter?

My WiFi is completely hosed on my iPad mini.  I am thinking that a firmware update may fix it.  Is there any way for me to do the firmware download through some kind of adapter on the lightning port?
RHenningsgardDirector of Telematics ProductsAsked:
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Yes. Connect your iPad to your computer and use iTunes. See:

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RHenningsgardDirector of Telematics ProductsAuthor Commented:
I gave it a shot, and it bricked my iPad.  (Not your fault or your advice's fault:  The iPad had a problem, and this was the only thing I could try to fix it.  I hope the computer doctor can re-flash the table).
Have you tried putting your iPad in recovery mode: ?

Connect the iPad to your computer and open iTunes.

Then press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Home button for at least 10 seconds, and don't release when you see the Apple logo. Keep holding until you see the recovery mode screen.

Then choose Update.

Full details with pictures in the Apple KB linked above.
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