Wifi Connection Keeps Dropping Out On It

Mar 23, 2012

My iPad can no longer sustain a wifi connection. It keeps fading in and out. When I try to reconnect it says cannot connect to my home network. I tried rebooting the iPad, resetting my cable modem etc. nothing works. My laptop and I touch connect just fine.

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Have a number of other wifi devices (ps3, laptops, android phones) that have no issue with locking up wifi connections to my router with them. My wifi signal is strong and uploads/downloads are comparable to my other devices (I only have a 3 mb connection to the house). Things I have tried without resolving the wifi lock ups.

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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.

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Is there any program to test this out/show when the Connection dropped the last time?

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May 20, 2012

I've had an iPad1 64G for a few weeks now and I really like it, but I'm not getting much use out of it due to a specific issue with my wifi.Although there is no any problem while connecting.It connects without any problem but drops connection after 10 to 15 minutes.It is really annoying for me.Please help me to get out of this problem..

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My ipad2 keeps dropping the wi-fi connection. I renew the lease in settings to get it back but it keeps going this every so often. I don't think there's a problem with the router as laptop and iPod touch don't drop connection in the same way.

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Aug 2, 2010

Whenever my wife logs into the desktop computer (which uses the same router as my ipad) and starts browsing, checking her web based email, my iPad connection gets dropped.

I've updated router and ipad firmware, tried WEP and WAP security, but I still get dropped regularly.

Also, even after the ipad firmware update, I can still be sitting right next to the router and the ipad shows 1 bar of wireless strength. How can that be?

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I have downloaded the latest update and installed it by putting the file in the correct folder. I seem to be having problems now with some things on the iPad; crashes etc. If I do a factory system restore on iTunes will I be able to put all the apps back where they are now with the backup that iTunes does each time it connects, or are there some other instructions that I should follow. will I loose all the app data i.e. Documents, spread sheets etc etc?

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My iPad keeps dropping connection to broadband network. What's the best way to 'bridge' the gap between the router on top floor (3rd floor) and iPad on the ground floor? I don't think its an issue with the iPad itself because my laptop use to do the same thing until I got a 30 metre ethernet cable and now it never drops connection and is as fast as in the room where the router is. However, I do most of computing on the ground floor, so I am looking for a way to close the space between the ground floor and the router.

I have very decent router so I don't think upgrading it will do the job. I also have a spare router. Can I use an ethernet cable to connect the second router to the first router and place the second it on the middle floor (from what I've read, I don't think this method actually works). So what are my options? I have tried a repeater and didn't do the job. If anything, made it worse in terms of speed. I have also logged into my broadband setup and tried various channels but only acquiring minimal improvements on some channels, not enough to drop connections on quite a regular basis.

By the way, when I go on the middle floor and of course the top floor itself (where the router is positioned), the speed improves dramatically and hardly experience breakages. I should say that I am on a pretty fast network delivering speeds up to 76mb/s but speed is usally under 5 mb/s on the ground floor over WiFi (around 60mb/s over ethernet connection).

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I've searched through the posts and can't find an answer to this specific issue I'm having. If there is a thread on this already please point me to it and I won't bore you with the details. If not, here goes:

I've had an iPad1 64G for a few weeks now and I really like it, but I'm not getting much use out of it due to a specific issue with my wifi. I can get on, and stay on wifi in my home with my work PC, my wife's Macbook Pro, my Asus eee, and a myriad of other wifi enabled devices. But my iPad keeps dropping the connection. I can connect just fine with no issues whatsoever, then browse online for ~10-15 minutes then I'm just bounced off. I go back to wifi, disconnect from my network (it still shows as connected at this point and even shows the wifi symbol in the upper left hand corner), then reconnect and boom I'm back on and running for another 10-15 minutes.


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Jul 1, 2010

First, before you get started, go into ipad settings, wi-fi and renew your lease. next, write down the settings displayed for ip address, subnet mask, router, DNS, and search domains that the ipad is reporting.now, access your router settings change "lease time" to forever (in LAN Settings)now, go back to the ipad wi-fi settings, select static(under ip address) and manually enter in the settings you wrote down earlier. Be sure to enter them exactly as they were reported before.Voila...your done.I can't guarantee that this will work for all of you, but it has worked perfectly for me. I was dropping wi-fi like mad and was having real trouble re-connecting at times. Zero problems since i did this.in addition, it may also help to disable "turbo-mode" if your router has this feature and the method above doesn't

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Jul 2, 2012

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May 13, 2012

I have read many posts on different users having their Wifi working for 5-10 minutes, and suddenly disconnecting, and I have tried all the methods that others have contributed, but somehow it doesn't seem to work for me. Here's my issue:  I have an iPad 1, 64gb, with ios5.1.  Now, on the top left of the screen, the Wifi symbol is shown, but I can never get it to connect to the internet.  I have tried bringing it to different places, and the Wifi always works for maybe 10 minutes, and it drops.  When I try and connect it back to the Wifi network, it never works ever again.  For example, I go to Cafe A, wifi connects for 10 minutes, drops.  I try and connect it again, but it doesn't work.  I go to Cafe B, same problem happens again.  Then I go back to Cafe A, and the Wifi will NEVER work again. 

I tried forgetting the netowrking, rebooting the thing for dozens of time, restarting it to factory settings, restoring it, backing everything up and just about a dozen methods, but i never seems to work.  But all the other devices on my house connects perfectly to the Wifi network, so I'm pretty sure it's not my Wifi problem.  Like I said, there's the Wifi symbol on top, but it can never connect... 

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Solution Of Wifi Dropping Signal

Apr 29, 2010

I have been trying everything posted to address my wifi problems. I suspect that the problems we're all having vary by router manufacturer - and other 2gz devices present in the location. Here is a recap of my painful past 4 days - and ultimately the combination that fixed it.

I was having continuous dropped wifi - signal meter would sit at 3 bars, then drop to 1 or drop to none. Each time the icon vanished it would reprompt for my network, and one out of 4 times it would forget my network password - very very frustrating. Couldn't get it to hold up long enough to open the app store, or open a full web page. When it was connected - speed would begin fast, then drizzle down to nothing after about 30 seconds.

I have Uverse - so my router is a 2wire brand.

I changed my proxy setting to auto - but that didn't change anything.

I resorted to vodoo and superstition. For a while I was convinced that holding the ipad with the home button in my left hand was the key. Oddly enough, this position seems to hold more bars in the signal meter, and caused the connection to drop less frequently. But it was still bad.

I set my router and upad to fixed IP address - this did seem to reduce the frequency of the reprompts for network selection.

I changed the WPA to WPA2 - and noticed a significant increase in web page loading - though the signal meter still flipped around - and disconnections continued to appear.

I finally followed some advice, and changed my router to use channel 11 (it was on 7). This was the miracle cure for me. I haven't had a dropped connection for an hour now, and speed is impressive. I no longer have to sit in a 45 degree angle in my chair to keep the connection up!!!

Channels are affected by other devices in the home (i.e. wireless phones, outdoor speakers, microwaves, etc), so my solution might not address your problem.

Apple was going to exchange my ipad for me, but I'm going to call and put that on hold!


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