This is a discussion on Ipad 2 is unable to join network while other media can within the iPad 2 Forum forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by Maggie May Hi Andrew, Thank you so much for replying. Unfortunately I am still getting the same reply from the iPad "unable ...
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Last edited by zstairlessone; 02-27-2013 at 09:16 PM.
I'm leaning toward the WiFi on the iPwhatever is just flaky.
I use Fing on the iPad to check the status and number of devices on my home WiFi. Not counting the router itself there are 12 devices listed with 8 currently active tonight.
I have 3 laptops and a Toshiba Netbook that can be shutdown for days and always reconnect with no issue when started up. I have an XBox that has never had an issue with connecting when turned on. My Grand-Daughters Android tablet connects when she walks in the door. Same with a friend's Nook. Brother wireless printer is rock solid.
2 iPhones and 1 iPad that frequently needs to have wireless turned off on the device and restarted before they will connect. Occasionally they will connect two or three days in a row but those days are very rare. Frequently the wireless connection on the iPxx devices needs reset more than once during the day.
So the count is 9 non-iPxxxxx devices with no issues versus all three iPxxxx devices that are flakey.
Next time one won't connect try this:
Turn off the cellular data for about 10 seconds and see if the iDevice will automatically connect to wifi.
This sometimes happens, an iThingy will lock onto cellular and not release the connection. If it works can you let me know?
General>WiFi, then tap the arrow next to your Internet Service Provider's name. Then tap on "Forget this Network". Then go back to WiFi and re-enter your ISP's requested info, just like you did when you first set up your ISP account.
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Thank you so much – your solution worked a treat and I am now connected. As much as I love my Macs I dislike their habit of making it so difficult to connect to any products except their own.
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to my problem. Fortunately it has been solved by going to Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings.
Thank you again for your time.
Cheers, Maggie May
Thank you for replying again. Sorry I couldn't try yesterday but lost electricity supply due to flooding (again!).
I updated to OS6.1.2 this morning and going to Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings has solved my problem.
Thank you again for your time I really appreciate it.
Thank you very much for both your suggestions. I really appreciate all the time people have spent to solve my problem. iThingy things can be a pain in the proverbial!
Thank you for taking the time to post. Fortunately my problem has been solved! Yes, iThingies are an absolute pain when trying to connect to non-Mac products. However, I won't be forced to use their products only and hence am so grateful for this forum for solving my problem.