A yellow circle next to the Wi-Fi network means the LeapPad is communicating with the router, but is not able to get an Internet connection. Try the below steps to resolve this issue and get connected.
Tap on the network name and select “Connect to Wireless”
If the network name has both a star and a circle next to it, this network is remembered by the LeapPad. Tap on the network name, then tap on “Forget this Network." Tap the network name again, select “Connect to Wireless” and try joining the network again.
Even if other devices are currently communicating with the router, the router itself could be the root cause of the issue.
Try restarting the router. While most routers just need to be unplugged and plugged back in to restart them, refer to your router’s manual for specific instructions.
Once your router is restarted, verify it is working by connecting a computer, phone or other mobile device, then try connecting the LeapPad again.
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.
Some routers such as the Linksys E series have a secondary network in addition to the main network. On these routers you must use the main network to connect the LeapPad.
Some LeapPad owners with this router have reported the need to adjust settings on the router’s built-in firewall in order to establish a connection with the LeapPad. This link has a couple screen shots of this router's firewall settings http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/lanwan-reviews/30022-actiontec-mi424wr-review-able-partner-for-verizon-fios?start=2
If your LeapPad is failing to connect to this router and you are getting a yellow dot, our suggestion would be to adjust the firewall setting on the router. If the firewall setting for this router is currently on Maximum, set it to Typical, and if it is currently on Typical, set it to Minimum. Then try to establish a connection between the LeapPad and the router. If it now connects, this will verify the router firewall was the cause of the issue. If you do not want to permanently lower the firewall settings, the router's user manual will have more information on advanced firewall settings to set up an exception for the LeapPad.
The LeapPad may need the latest firmware update before it can connect to certain routers (especially DSL combined modem/routers).
To get this firmware update: