Ipad's unable to connect to 128 bit WEP wifi networks
I have had this issue with my wifi, a family member's wifi, and a few of my clients. I had set up their wifi security with 128 bit WEP security. Laptops had no problems connecting and obtaining internet connectivity, after inputting one of the generated keys at the password prompt. The Ipads however, are a different story. They appear to "Join" the network after inputting the key, however, they are unable to obtain internet connectivity. Looking at the wifi settings on the Ipads showed a 169.xxx.xxx.xxx address, showing that there were not assigned an ip address. I tried manually inputting one, but this never worked. When I "dumbed down" the WEP security to 64 bit, after I had the ipads forget the network, they were able to be assigned an ip and had internet connectivity, when joining the network.
This must be a known issue, as I am 0-5 in getting Ipads on a 128 bit WEP Wifi Network. Is there a solution? Is apple working on a resolution?