The LeapPad is unable to join most public Wi-Fi networks. Please see further details below.
Most public Wi-Fi access at restaurants, airports, hotels, etc. require the user to agree to terms and conditions on the provider's website prior to accessing the internet. As the browser on the LeapPad only allows pre-approved web pages to open, you will not be able to access the provider's URL on the LeapPad and will not be able to join the network.
If the public network you are trying to join does not include a transition page requiring the user to agree to their terms and conditions, you should be able to access the network.