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.
I just got a verizon ipad and am having wifi connection problems. It will connect to my wifi but every 5 or 10 minutes it will drop the connection. The only way to get it back is to go and manually connect to it again in the wifi settings.
Since upgrading my iPad 2 to 5.1 (and my iPhone 4 too) neither device is unable to hold on to a wifi signal. I had no such issues with the previous OS. Like a lot of others in here, and out there, I await a fix.
I have a new ipad 3 (32gb wifi) and although I have a good wifi signal though out my house, couple times a day I lose my data connection. Its as though the network hangs. Normally happens when I downloading apps or putting significant traffic through my wifi connection. Only solution I have is to reboot, at which point it seems to work again with no further intervention. Until it happens again.
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.
IPad has a Dedicated ip address on my network. Looked at the channels being used in my area and selected one with minimal contention Reset network settings. Turned off 'ask to join networks' because of potential conflicts.
I have an iPad 2 (6.1.2) on a Verizon Internet (3Mbps). I have a cisco wireless router and I have been able to connect just fine for a bout 2 years. Just recently I have noticed it looses the Wi-Fi and switches over to 3G when i am more than 30 feet or so from the router. I am still able to connect to the Wi-Fi quite a distance away from the router on my laptop.
In my House, I use Sprint overdrive 3G/4G. My computers connect to this hotspot using WiFi. This is the device I have -http://mobilebusiness.sprint.com/broadband/index.html?pid=4&id9=vanity:overdrive?id9=SEM_Google_P_Sprint_Mobile_BroadbandWhen I connect to my Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G over WiFi - iPad drops the connection and says subscribe to AF&T Cellular Plan.Even though my i have 3G in my iPAD, I have kept that only when I travel to a different city. It is frustrating to see iPad connects to Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G - but after 2 minutes drops the connection. My other 2 laptops have no problems - it is only iPad 16G 3G that I have - cannot connect to it.
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?
Have had the ipad 4 for 6 months with no problems connecting to wi fi at home. All of a sudden wi fi connection is gone and when I try to establish connection, I get this message...."unable to join the network......." Have tried resetting network, restarting ipad and looking for answers online. No luck. Wi fi is working ok with other devices.
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.
After a Few failed downloads (they simple Abort after some minutes) and problems when streaming videos (Youtube etc.) I think my WLAN Connection is dropped every X minutes. Because my macbook (which is next to my iPad) does not have this Problems, I would like to know if it is a ipad-WLAN related problem or not.
Is there any program to test this out/show when the Connection dropped the last time?
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..
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.
I am tethering my iPad 2 to my iPhone 4 via WiFi. Both devices are running iOS5. When my iPad goes to the lock screen, it losses the connection. I have to go back to my iPhone, turn the Hotspot to off then on, then reconnect my iPad. This is a pain since I have to keep my iPad from locking in order to maintain the Hotspot connection. I guess the other option would be to disable lock screen but that leaves my iPad vulnerable to unauthorized access.
I have a very bad Internet connection and it keeps dropping out when I try to download the latest iOS update with itunes for my iPad, the download starts again from the start each time it drops out even though half of it was completed. I have been given a place to download it from using a download manager:- [URL]
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?
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).
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.