Won't Find WiFi Signal Strength / Mac And Ipod All Other Get Great Signal
Aug 5, 2010
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.
Wi Fi Signal Strength Icon Not Showing Even When Connected
Aug 25, 2010
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.
Finding A Testing App On The App Store For Wifi Signal Strength?
Jul 7, 2012
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)
Fixed Wifi Signal Strength Drops - Bandwidth Speeds
Apr 15, 2010
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 - WiFi Disconnects And Doesn't Automatically Reconnect
Apr 11, 2010
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.
IPad 3 :: WiFi Connection Dropping Repeatedly - Signal Strength 2 To 3 Bars
Mar 23, 2012
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.
Why Is It "illegal" To Write An App That Lists WIFI Signal Strength
Apr 1, 2012
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.