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    Does the router have DHCP enabled, meaning it distributes IP addresses automatically to any device connecting to the network? If you have never setup an IP address for your iPad 1, or laptop, it is safe to assume that it is enabled.

    Secondly, is there any chance that the router has a MAC filter enabled? It is essentially a whitelist allowing only devices with registered MAC addresses to connect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DontUnderstandMyIpad View Post
    Does the router have DHCP enabled, meaning it distributes IP addresses automatically to any device connecting to the network? If you have never setup an IP address for your iPad 1, or laptop, it is safe to assume that it is enabled.

    Secondly, is there any chance that the router has a MAC filter enabled? It is essentially a whitelist allowing only devices with registered MAC addresses to connect.
    I used network magic to rename router after resetting router and for whatever reason that did the trick and now iPad accesses perfectly. Thx for the suggestions

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    Yay! I was hoping something would work eventually.
    Macbook Air 13" IPad 3 32GB wifi, iphone 5 32gb, 2x iphone 4, iPhone 3GS 32GB , ipad 1 32GB ,2x iPod touch 2G, BT keyboard

    All for One and One for All!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcclubs

    I used network magic to rename router after resetting router and for whatever reason that did the trick and now iPad accesses perfectly. Thx for the suggestions
    That is an interesting approach. Cisco is definitely the correct company to buy such a network repair program from.

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    Resetting Network Settings

    Thanks Colonel,

    Resetting the network setting did the trick and I did not have to power the device off and back on for this to work.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim SPRACKLEN View Post
    One of our moderators suggested this might help...

    "This has resolved many issues and worth a try.
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    - Sometimes after you perform a upgrade from say iOS 3. to iOS 4.2 *the iPad or iPhone wifi or 3G speeds *may be slow.*
    - This is an easy fix which does work. Please do the following:
    -*
    1. Go to Settings->General->Reset
    2. Then select "Reset Network Settings" (this will not erase ur devices content, music, videos, email, etc. It will only erase any WiFi networks you have defined).
    3. Once your device completes the action and gives you the normal home screen or Passcode screen, go ahead and power your device down and once you are sure the device is fully powered down wait an additional 60sec to allow internal components to fully discharge.
    4. After the 60sec is up, power on your device again and re-add any encrypted WiFi networks you had defined.
    5. Enjoy the "back to normal" WiFi and 3G speeds like you had prior to the OS upgrade.*
    -*
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    Thank you very much

    this worked perfectly for me

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim SPRACKLEN View Post
    One of our moderators suggested this might help...

    "This has resolved many issues and worth a try.
    -*
    - Sometimes after you perform a upgrade from say iOS 3. to iOS 4.2 *the iPad or iPhone wifi or 3G speeds *may be slow.*
    - This is an easy fix which does work. Please do the following:
    -*
    1. Go to Settings->General->Reset
    2. Then select "Reset Network Settings" (this will not erase ur devices content, music, videos, email, etc. It will only erase any WiFi networks you have defined).
    3. Once your device completes the action and gives you the normal home screen or Passcode screen, go ahead and power your device down and once you are sure the device is fully powered down wait an additional 60sec to allow internal components to fully discharge.
    4. After the 60sec is up, power on your device again and re-add any encrypted WiFi networks you had defined.
    5. Enjoy the "back to normal" WiFi and 3G speeds like you had prior to the OS upgrade.*
    -*
    __________________
    Cheers

    Col

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    I've been also told that to get consistent wifi on your ipad especially if you upgraded to IOS 6 and get intermittent wifi cutting off for a few minutes is to upgrade your firmware on your wireless router if your router does not have the current firmware in place and also clear the cache on all your browsers including safari.

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