Just got iPad2 (new user). Have an older Linksys 802.11b 2.4GHz router (BEFW11S4). It sits about 50-60 feet away in our office (another building, but right next to our house). Window sliding door separates our house from the window/wall of the office (not metal or anything - just a standard exterior wall). We have one PC laptop connected in the office, an iMac in the house with good connection, another PC laptop in the house with good connection. The iPad2 has the worst connection in the house - I barely get a signal even if I sit right next to the iMac that gets a good signal. We are also having trouble with a new AppleTV that sits just 4 feet from the iMac. It has yet to connect well enough to view a Netflix show. Why are the two newest apple items having a hard time getting a good signal? They are both literally 60 feet from the router and right next to an iMac getting a decent signal. Advice? Any way to boost the signal?
I was wondering if this has happened to someone else or you know how to fix it.My iPad 1 32GB 3G can't find any WiFi network signals. I've tried multiple different locations and nothing seems to help. I've reset the network settings, and I'm running iOS 5.1.1Bluetooth and 3G both work fine.Is there a WiFi antenna that may have come loose?
I just bought a iPad case for my new iPad, but once I have the case the wifi signal becomes very weak. I think the case must have block the wifi signal from my iPad. Where is the wifi unit on my iPad, so that I can cut a whole on the case to enhance the signal.
Is it possible to use 2 different wifi signals on an Ipad? What about if jailbroken? What if you are connected to a wifi signal and a jail broke app connects you to another wifi signal?Also, do you think if you used a Repeater Bridge to split a public wifi connection your ability to stream would improve? Here's my thought process... in a dorm with a shared network connection you can log into both to boost your speed. Becauseee the ping time is going to be slow and you are sharing the connection. So, in doing this you could HYPOTHETICALLY cut your ping time by half almost (since your communicating on the repeater connection and the regular signal simeltaneously) and double your download and upload time.
Just recently, my IPad just started dropping it's wifi connection when it goes ton sleep, and it isn't automatically reconnecting. This is my home network, and previously it did reconnect on wake. I have open preferences and manually reconnect every time I wake the iPad.
I bought a new iPad last week , 32G wifi white model, and the wifi connection is really bad! I've got an iphone4 and now using wifi but iPad doesn't work It lost signals every second!!!!!! I have been wasting my time and my effort!! iPhone 4 also has a signal problem when I hold left side of the phone. Why all the apple's products has a big problems?? Apple has an enormous bubble!!!
Can I just clear up something in case I'm being ********.If I just buy a Wifi only iPad (not the 3G version), can I not pay TheCloud for example for a PAYG one-off time, and connect to that in an area that supports 'The Cloud'. Like in Starbucks or the airport for instance.I don't see how the 3G is beneficial apart from that fact that you can be 'always connected' via cellular signal.
I don't know if anyone has posted this already, but here we go. I should say as a disclaimer that it might be sheer fluke but I was suffering wifi probs and this proceedure seemed to fix it.Everything was going swimmingly for a few days - full signal strength on my home network etc. Then I added an http proxy to the wifi settings. I can't even remember why the urge to do it possesed me. Anyway it was pretty unreliable and so I switched it off in the iPad settings. Suddenly my connection dropped from 3 solid bars to 1 (if I was lucky) despite being in the same room as the router. Internet browsing was slow, and this went on for about a day. My Macbook Air worked fine, as did my iPhone so I was sure it wasn't my router (do I really have that many Apple devices?). I tried everything in that time - switching the proxy back on and off again, hard rebooting the iPad, switching off my router and everything else on the network, but still no good. A weak, slow wifi signal.
There seem to be lots of apps that more or less offer a "yellow pages" of wifi hotspots, but I am looking for an app to sniff out wifi signals where I am and give details. The Settings app on the iPad itself offers this to a limited degree, but it is pretty rudimentary.
Is there a fix or tweak for the ipad2 to improve wifi detection/connection? I have all manner of wifi devices and I work in an area where our wifi router is across the street for where I work. All my other wifi devices, laptop, iPhone etc... All pick up the wifi signal from across the street. I cant say the same for my ipad2. There are more times that it will not detect any signal at all..
Keeps Dropping My WiFi Connection Despite Indicating Full Signals?
Dec 7, 2010
I have seen threads that indicate problems with WiFi speed after iOS 4.2.1 was released, but my problem isn't with speed exactly.
In brief, my iPad will essentially go to sleep on its WiFi connection regularly, despite showing a 100% WiFi signal at all times. I can correct the problem temporarily by turning the WiFi off and then on again, but this is quickly becoming a nuisance.
Speedwise, the speed is terrific when it's locked in and working. So I don't have the slowness issues some others are reporting. It's just more of an all-or-nothing deal.
Per some threads I read elsewhere, I tried resetting my network on the iPad, but the problem persists.
Are there any known solutions out there? Do we have any indication that Apple is aware of the problem?
I love my Ipad but the Wifi issue has just about gotten the best of me. I have a 2009 Airport Extreme and just added an Airport Express to extend Wifi in my house. Between my 2009 Imac, my wife's 2009 Macbook, and our kids 2nd generation Ipod Touches we have really good Wifi coverage(i.e. full bars at nearly every point in our house).The Ipad is a completely different story.
Even if I am within 20 feet of my Airport Extreme or Express, or even in the middle of both of them, I have very poor wifi reception with my Ipad. It will quickly go from full bars to none. I have tried separating the channels on the Airport Extreme, resetting the Ipad and network settings, etc. and nothing helps. The Apple store even replaced my Ipad thinking that would solve the issue but it hasn't. Any ideas of other ways to fix this problem would be greatly appreciated!
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I live in a small apartment (2 BR) and recently noticed major signal dropoff of wifi on my iPad when using it there. When using my iPhone 4 in the same spot, there is no problem; in fact the iPhone 4 blazes! Have an airport extreme. On WPA because I have a TiVo that requires it. Do any of Apple's suggestions actually work.
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.
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 off the 3G, my signal goes to full.I don't have a big house and this happens regardless of where i am (same room as router or not). Is there a correlation between 3G being on and the wifi that anyone else is seeing?
I just received my 64GB Wifi only model this morning. My wifi connection always goes weak on my. All the way to one bar and stays there. My MBP in the same location never has issues. I have done a couple of things to try to fix it. I reset my router, i made sure i was not on b/g and only g. and i made sure i was on wpa. i also have gone in the ipad and reset network settings. i dont get it