My MacBook, MacBook Pro & iPod Touch (1st Generation) all get a GREAT signal from our Airport Extreme. BUT, our iPod Touch (2nd Generation) and new iPad (WiFi) get terrible signal strength unless we're right next to the AE!! Tech support at Apple is of no help! I'm ready to sell them all! This all started when we got the last OS update for iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad. So it must be a software issue not a hardware one.. We love the iPad and were planning on getting 2 more.
Been lovin this new iPad but for a couple of choice locations I like to plant myself while using it I'm noticing the wifi signal is weakened from what my ipad2 gives me in those locations throughout my home , backyard and front porch. Did all the resets to the router and not a change.
My ipad2 performs perfectly since day 1. Only thing is when I unboxed this new iPad on march 16 the signal strength was a non issue until about 5 days later. Guess I should start thinking about a replacement because the fluctuations are not something I am used to.
I am experiencing a strange problem that just started today. The Wi-Fi strength meter which should display next to the iPad "title" text, is no longer there. This happens even though I HAVE Wi-Fi access (can surf no problem).
With the iPad I find I am using my network in parts of the house I have never before required wireless access to be available. To help map out the boundaries of my network and to identify dead spots I would like to find an application that gave a real time live indication of signal strength.
Is there a testing app on the app store for wifi signal strength, or something in the jb community?Has anyone returned an ipad due to poor signal strength, and if so, how can you make a case for it? How can you show it's bellow threshold.I've been pretty disappointed with the ipads wifi component. I have an ipad 2, I ve had friends over with ipads, and I 've had another ipad 3 (which i ve returned due to screen issues) in my sitting room, where my circa 2006 imac is. In all of them the signal was much lower than that of the imac, and you could tell from the no of concentric arcs appearing in the wifi signal icon. But is there a way to test if an ipad has particularly problematic wifi reception? (I want to preempt suggestions about dsl speed tests which don't actually test the wifi link itself)
First I will tell you I have the belkins n router. After playing with the setting I changed my wireless bandwidth to 20mhz, it was set at 20/40. Now I have full signal strength with no drops. Been working for an hour now. I am also getting a solid 12 Meg download speed when I was only getting 1.2 Meg before.
Low signal strength detected by iPad2. WiFi disconnects and doesn't automatically reconnectIt appears to me that problem #1 maybe a true hardware issue, but problem #2 may be an iPad/router incompatibly. I believe that Apple has posted some articles that cover issues with configuring routers to help the iPad connect reliably.What I occasionally see is that my WiFi connection disconnects and it has to reconnect. It's sometimes slow to reconnect and I get multiple popups that indicate it's connecting, but it always reconnects. As long as I'm accessing the WiFi it seems to stay connected. I believe in this case it's just how the iPad works and I could probably improve my reconnect time by getting a newer router. My router is about 5 years old.
I am having continual wifi problems. I will be connected and running fine, then connection will drop. It will show the connection in the wifi menu, but keeps saying it can't connect. After many minutes (as much as 10-15), it will finally make the connection, and may hold it for a minute to a half-hour before repeating the dropped connection. The signal strength meter will usually be 2-3 bars during this period, but when I am connected, it will be at a solid 3. I have two laptops, a PS3 and two cell phones all running on the wifi and in the same room as the iPad, all of which experience no connectivity issues. New iPad is VZW 32GB, but I do not have cell active at this point, and is disabled in menu.
I would be very useful to be able to see which wifi signal near me has the strongest signal and what channel(s) have wifi. I have heard that apple will NOT allow anyone to create an app with those features.
I have noticed that my iPad 3 shows weak signal strength as compared to ipad 2. In other words, iPad 2 shows much better signal strength in same area in which iPad 3 shows weak signal strength.What is problem with my iPad and how to solve this issue?
Anyone else have this happen- the wi-fi strength meter seems very inaccurate. I seem to have excellent reception throughout my house, but the strength meter is constantly switching from full strength to no bars at all. But my connection seems to be rock solid- streaming netflix. Seems like the indicator is just flaky.
I 've had it with pages and its formatting options for tables. My annoyances are as follows:
First of all I cannot understand when and how pages formats cell height. Sometimes I write text and cells autoexpand, most of the times they don't and this is a major nuisance. And I can't find how to manually expand the cell, and hence the content of the cell is appearing only partially. This also happens when you merge cells and copy content that is relatively small, then the table does not auto-adjust to make the cell height smaller, nor can I find how to make it smaller manually.
For example I have a table with four columns and every say 4-5 rows I want to merge cells and put a header there, say a date, the size of the merged cells, their height to be exact cannot be adjusted to me smaller to cater for the smaller content.
I have moved a spread sheet across from excel, yes I am a happy convert, but I want o be able to replicate a simple invoicing system i set up on excel. There I was able to enter my invoice data on one sheet. From one line on the sheet, I was able to copy the data across to a second sheet that was set up as an invoice I could print fro my clients. The first sheet stayed as my accounts record, accumulating my records and eventually forming my records for tax purposes. I can copy the information across on numbers manually, but I want to be able to enter the data onto one sheet, and it appear on the other automatically. I have tried copying the value, but it has not worked.
Anyone noticed since the last update the 3G going a bit funny, it constantly hangs, And ite like trying to reconnect again. I am in the same spot, not moving and the signal just comes and goes a lot, whe a month ago it was stable.
So how much force would it take to break the screen? I carry it around in my backpack with my books etc... And I'm looking to shove it in my backpack while I backpack through Africa... But How much do you think it can take?
P.s- just a general question on the strength... Not necessarily pertaining to my backpacking trip.
I just moved to a new apartment and my MacBook Pro picks up an open wifi signal with full strength plus like 10 others. My wifi iPad doesn't even show this network when I'm in the exact same spot and only lists like 2. Is this normal?
I bought a Wifi + 3G (64GB) Ipad and after intial set up, i tried connecting to Internet thru' WIFI it is not recoginsing the WIFI ( WIFI has three bars). When I tried using Safari to connect to internet, I was not able to connect. Could you let me know a solution.
I updated to OS4.2.1 and am experiencing this problem with my wireless: Settings shows I am connected and the Status bar shows full strength. However, when I tried to open Safari (or go online), it tells me I am not connected to the internet.
I've reset Network settings (several times) but the problem recurs. I've also reset hardware (as suggested by other threads) but I still can't get online. I had no problem before the update.
Maybe not, iPad + 3g, can I use it as a cell phone??? It should be possible, but I have not found a single word on this topic....I am not planning to walk with this tile next to my ear, but with a bluetooth headset it should be possible at least to take a call. Information : macbook air, mac mini, 20th anniversary, pb2300,Mac OS X (10.5.4)
This (might) be a strange question and one I would figure out myself if I had all the required components - but I don't.
I'm wondering if a person could buy one of these cell stick (things) that plug into a USB port of a laptop and instead of plugging it into a laptop - plug it into an airport express and then access the net with a WIFI iPad.
As I mentioned earlier - I don't have the cell stick (thing) so I cannot try this myself. Can anyone fill me in on if this would work?