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There is something wrong with the wifi of my ipad . It drops the signal and the only way for me to get it back is to swich off the wifi then switch it back on. I have to do this about 3 times an hour. My touch will be running on the same hotspot and does not lose the signal . This is an ongoing problem i have had since i bought my ipad. I bought mine the day they went on sale. So i am long suffering with this problem . I have heard lots of talk but no real fix for the ipad wifi problems. I am very disappointed with apple.<Edited by Host> ipad iOS 4 iPod touch...|wifi-drops-signal-ipad
Ask by Lennywc
Jan 9, 2011 2:06 AM
4 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
Not that this forum needs another one of these reports, but I just wanted to add my voice to the group. I have had my ipad replaced twice now. Both units has same issue ...These issues are ...1) Dropping wifi connections as evidenced by trying to reconnect box.2) Having to re-enter WEB key every ti...|ipad-wifi-drops-connections-forgets-passwords-weak-signal-unstable
Ask by fdhabash
Dec 10, 2010 9:01 AM
1 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
I have had to drop my wifi connection 3 times now since last night because it seems to loose the connection even though It acts like it is connected. Anyone else seeing this by chance?Thanks! HP Windows 7...|wifi-drops-16gb-wifi-model-ipad
Ask by VooDoo_Bamboo
Mar 13, 2011 14:06 PM
11 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
Hi there, I have had my ipad for a while now. When I use the wifi Internet. I find that it drops out every now and again.On safari.. The bar will start to animate across like its loading then freeze.Eventually after about five minutes it will come back, but it is driving me up the wall.I end up using my iPhone instead. Which has no trouble connecting to the same wifi network.Ive updated the software.. But to no avail. Its not my wifi, because both the laptop and iPhone use it fine.Anyone have any ideas.Kind regards and thanks in advance ipad Other OS...|wifi-drops-intermittently-ipad
Ask by adinnin
Dec 15, 2010 14:06 PM
6 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
My ipad constantly disconnects me from my wifi in my home. I have a windows-based computer that NEVER drops the connection. After several conflicting answers, an Apple support person told me that I need to change my network settings (frok WEP to something else). Not beimg a techie, I called Verizon...|ipad-constantly-drops-wifi-connection
Ask by BB in PA
Dec 10, 2010 9:03 AM
13 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
Hi all,Im experiencing the connectivity issue with my ipad whereby randomly it will stop transmitting data (ie cant go on the Internet). The wifi symbol is till shown, but there is no data throughput whatsoever. To fix, I have to turn off the wifi on the ipad and turn it on again.There doesnt seem ...|ipad-wifi-connection-drops-evereything-suggestions
Ask by Pinksteady
Dec 10, 2010 9:05 AM
69 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
I wonder if anybody has this trouble. My wifi drops out after 60 seconds coming out of sleep each and every time! It WILL-NOT automatically reconnect and I cannot choose network manually. I have to turn wifi off and than on and my ipad will automatically reconnect and STAY connected with no trouble...|ipad-drops-wifi-minute-sleep-mode
Ask by MoosePad
Dec 10, 2010 9:02 AM
28 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
I have cisco-linksys 160N at home and it works fine. Whenever i leave the house and try to connect at work, starbucks or school it goes through whatever authentication procedure and shows me connected but i cant even load google. Ive had the it guy at work look at it and the it guy at school and no...|wifi-connect-home-drops-dead-ipad
Ask by JasonY01
Dec 10, 2010 9:03 AM
0 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
While watching video using Home Sharing wifi connection suddenly drops and switches to 3g. As you know, home sharing only works on wifi so video disappears. As soon as I back out of Home Sharing the wifi signal pops up immediately. Home Sharing does not offer to resume playback so you have to manually find where you left off. Never had any wifi drops before and it only does this while in Home Sharing on the ipad. It does this every time. Anyone else? iMac 2.66 GHz Mac OS X (10.6.6)...|home-sharing-drops-wifi-connection-ipad
Ask by New World Man
Apr 8, 2011 1:03 AM
8 Replies Category:iPad Use
This is weird for sure. First I am having trouble accessing my own wireless network at my own home. It finally connects and stays connected after I have to enter my password/security key. I am using a Linksys wifi.Within 5 seconds of seeking my printers Bluetooth, which it never locates regardless ...|home-wifi-drops-searching-bluetooth-hp-printer-ipad
Ask by TheTech
Dec 10, 2010 9:04 AM
5 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
Returned to Apple, ipad 3G 64gb wifi dropped every 5-15 min and GPS not working as compared to iPhone. Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, iPod Touch, and 2 iPhones all working fine on Time machine wifi. Tried reset of ipad no luck,called Apple support,no luck, called Apple support for RMA, no full refund,charged $80 for return. Defective ipad and you charge me $80 to return it? I had this for 2 days,defective product. Macbook Air 1.86Ghz 128SSD Mac OS X (10.5.5) Macbook Pro 2.16Ghz 8GB iPhone 3G...|ipad-3g-drops-wifi-5-15-min-gps-working-returned
Ask by apowers
Dec 10, 2010 9:03 AM
7 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi+3G
My ipad has been acting crazy since the moment I opened it. The signal strength kept moving from one bar which gave me a great signal to three bars which meant no reception at all!!! Crazy.... Went out a purchased a new Netgear router (rangemax- n 150) and from the moment i installed it the recepti...|home-wifi-solved--drops-sprint-overdrive-ipad
Ask by Hportofino19
Dec 10, 2010 9:00 AM
2 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
I have a wifi only ipad 2 that I tether to my iPhone 4 via the personal hotspot. The iPhone and the ipad are constantly being separated throughout the day and my problem is that when the ipad gets back in range of the iPhone hotspot it wont reconnect at all! In fact the ipad no longer sees the iPho...|ipad-2-constantly-drops-wifi-connection-tethered-iphone-hotspot
Ask by dawgma
Apr 7, 2011 2:06 AM
0 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
So it does seem that there is something really weird going on with the ipad wifi. I have the latest Airport Extreme base station, which is set up to have separate SSIDs for 2.4 GHz and for 5 GHz networks. The authentication and security settings are obviously the same (the Airport doesnt support ot...|wifi-connection-drops-ten-takes-seconds-attempts-auto-rejoin-ipad
Ask by Farlander
Dec 10, 2010 9:00 AM
5 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
Does anybody know a way to get a GPS signal into an ipad Safari browser from the wifi signal? This is easy on a laptop using Loki Skyhook (www.loki.com) or Franson GPSGate (www.franson.com).Apple use their own database rather than Loki Skyhook and I assume there is some code available to pick up the current location. This would help with a maps application that I use on a PC and on an ipad and I want to get the location in my ipad browser.Thanks Sony Windows 7...|wifi-gps-signal-ipad
Ask by ALD2355
Jan 11, 2011 14:06 PM
9 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
Not taking into account the reported wifi deficiencies Im curious if any iPhone users that also have an ipad can tell me whether or not the reception is as good if not better on the ipad? I plan on using the ipad quite a bit out on our patio and its not exactly close to the house. Consequently Im a...|iphone-ipad-wifi-signal
Ask by Joel C.
Dec 10, 2010 9:00 AM
4 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
Im just looking for some input re: the ability of the ipad to pick up wifi vs iPhone 4 and 3GS. My iPhone 4 has a great signal strength throughout the house, however both my 3GS and ipad only get a very weak signal and no signal at all in some parts of the house. Is it normal that the iphone 4 is so much better at picking up wifi, or is there a problem with my 3GS & ipad? Has anyone else experienced this? Thanks for your commentsJenny iPhone 4, ipad 3G 32GB iOS 4...|wifi-signal-strength-ipad
Ask by JennySJ
Dec 10, 2010 9:02 AM
1 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi+3G
I was playing with my wifi settings and noticed my channel settings were set to auto which means its constantly changing. This makes it hard to keep the signal constant. I switched from auto to a set channel ( I used 11 ) and since then I have had a full connection without dropping. I wanted to share and I hope it helps. Macbook Ai...|weak-wifi-signal-ipad
Ask by DysonG
Dec 10, 2010 9:00 AM
3 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
Hi everyone,I have the 32gb ipad with 3G. I mainly use the ipad at home so it is conected to my wireless N network. I have noticed that if i leave my cellular data on then connect to wifi, My wifi signal stays right down at the bottom in terms of signal strength (according to the bars). If I turn o...|wifi-signal-stays-3g-ipad
Ask by r_dizzle
Dec 10, 2010 9:02 AM
4 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi+3G
signal strength does NOT seem to be the issue with our wifi-3G model, but it DOES disconnect. signal (wifi)is almost always 5 bars, in and around the house. Since the pad was just received Friday afternoon we have only played around with it for a day or two. Not sure if the disconnects occur after playing games (not using wifi) then when going back to say, checking the weather (using wifi) it has problems connecting. Could software be disabling this wifi to save battery life? 32GB wifi-3G Other OS OS 3.2 (7B367)...|disconnects-strong-wifi-signal-ipad
Ask by iPadFan
Dec 10, 2010 9:00 AM
2 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
Ive had the ipad for two weeks now, and today the first wifi issues have occured...I have looked at all forums and troubleshooting hints and tipps but they dont seem to work. It has worked fine until now, I have always had an alright signal but today the signal has dropped just like mentioned by other users and started fluctioating. I have updated it to the latest software but this if anything seems to have made it worse...any ideas at all? I would be grateful, thanks:) ...|sudden-drop-wifi-signal-ipad
Ask by Em&Em
Dec 10, 2010 9:02 AM
10 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi+3G
I was traveling and finally activated 3G service on my ipad.3G works great, but now wifi performance is completely unstable and unreliable.I have an airport extreme,and all other computers report full and stable signal. On the ipad, wifi is unstable whether or not cellular service is active. Resetting the router or ipad has no effect. Prior to activating 3G, wifi always showed full signal on the ipad.Help! ipad 3G iPhone OS 3.1.3...|unstable-wifi-signal-activating-3g-ipad
Ask by RockHound
Dec 10, 2010 9:03 AM
5 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi+3G
HI all,I just got my ipad wifi for 2 days, everything works like in heaven except the wifi problem...And I am not sure if this is related to the weak signal problem that everyone is having in another thread, the problem that I am having is more related to losing a presistent wifi connection everytime ipad wakes up from the sleep.It does not happen with my iPod/iPhone at all. But it is frustrating and idiotic to have to go into setting and press the wifi AP name before I can use the ipad.Any advice? ipad ipad...|ipad-lost-wifi-signal-everytime-wakes
Ask by martinyan
Dec 10, 2010 9:04 AM
75 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
It seems the problems most people are having with ipad wifi and that Apple has addressed are weak wifi signals and being dropped from the network. I dont have these problems. However, my ipad is consistently less than half the download speed of my Macbook. The ipad usually hovers between 100 - 200 kB/s while my Macbook is up around 300 kB/s. Sometimes my iPhone is even faster than the ipad.Is this a limitation of the iPads hardware not being able to process data quickly? Ive tried all available channels on my Time Capsule with no luck. MacBook Aluminum Mac OS X (10.6.3)...|good-wifi-signal-slow-download-ipad
Ask by 4thSpace
Dec 10, 2010 9:04 AM
12 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
When I bought ipad I explained the that wifi did not work as walls too thick and that I had not phone signal man in apple shop said no problem connect via pc to broad band. How do I do this please. I have managed to sinc. it but that is as far as I have got. Any help gratefully received. Windows Vista...|connect-ipad-broadbans-pc-wifi-3g-signal-home
Ask by bernard1
Dec 10, 2010 9:05 AM
6 Replies Category:iPad Use
Dear Folks,Im getting terrible throughput to the outside world over my home wifi network with the ipad. Yeah its DSL, but the performance is far, far below normal for that. Both my Macs are connecting wirelessly just fine. But most of the efforts to get online via the ipad (Safari, iTunes store, Ap...|strong-wifi-signal-slooowww-connection-ipad
Ask by (none) Ctein
Dec 10, 2010 9:04 AM
20 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
I have had no issues with my 64GB 3G ipad and suddenly tonight, my iphone has 4 bars sitting next to the router, the ipad has one dot and I cannot open a pdf in my e-mail. I tap on the pdf attachment and it just sits at 0 of 2.5GB. Nothing happens ? I think it just updated to 3.2.2 OS ... could that be the issue? 64GB ipad...|suddenly-wifi-signal-died-dot-ipad
Ask by dgeurts55
Dec 10, 2010 9:02 AM
1 Replies Category:iPad Mail
I upgraded to a new Airport Extreme Base Station and now out of the blue, my ipad is having problems with its wifi signal strength. The wifi signal varies from full strength to hardly anything. I can be standing right by the Airport station and the signal on my ipad will register one bar. Is anyone else having the same problem between an Airport Extreme and an ipad? MacBook Pro...|upgraded-airport-extreme-ipad-losing-wifi-signal
Ask by Wolfsonca
Dec 10, 2010 9:03 AM
1 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
My iphone will join wifi while visiting my mothers house but for some reason that I cannot figure out my ipad 2 will not.  It shows a strong signal under the network choosing option but says unable to join network.  Has anyone else had this problem?...|iphone-connects-wifi-visiting-moms-house-ipad-2--network
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Feb 22, 2012 2:06 AM
2 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi
I have FiOS and use their router for wifi. It works perfectly with my iTouch and my work laptop (non-Mac), but my ipad constantly drops its connection. Once drops, it takes multiple retries to connect, and half the time asks me to re-enter my wifi password. Its so frustrating, Ive stopped using the ipad, which I love otherwise. Any suggestions? iMac Mac OS X (10.6.4)...|wi-fi-drops-ipad
Ask by JPT7665
Dec 10, 2010 9:03 AM
1 Replies Category:iPad Wi-Fi

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