I loose the connection in my house, sitting in the same spot with my own router and password. So is all I can do it wait or would resetting the ipad help?
I have an iPod Touch (two of them actually) and an iPad and I did notice that the WiFi signal strength indicator is not as strong on the iPad as either of iPods.
I did some changes to my router settings that the apple website suggested. It is better, I can go for longer periods of being connected. Still drops though, but comes back faster/easier. Better but not great.
Sometimes it says in the top left corner I am connected but safari and other net apps say I'm not connected.
I think I will call Apple tomorrow.
Well this is driving me bloody crazy, i have this exact same thing...
I'm currently with sky, here in the UK using a netgear router, now i get this very fast, "lost connection" and before you know it its back on, now i know you could say, oh well its only small, but i think it bloody stinks, and is so annoying, for a 430 pound device, that simply its main purposse is to have a 100% connection all the time.
A few other things to point out, now all the stories you hear ,saying its the device, its Apple, its whatever, well I'm a pc tech as well, and i can tell you right now,in my opinion, its all linked to routers and the way the ipad connects to yours specifically...( by the way it JUST happened, lol).
Anyway, i come back to the router, you see it is so obvious that is the problem, as it only effects some ipad customers, i will actually say right now, any future update from apple, will not cure the problem if you are one of the unlucky ones.
Now you have a few choices, none of which i may add, i have done yet, you can try and change recomended settings on your router, and you may, cure it, you could also try a different router, i will be testing this theory soon, as i do have a spare one to try.
So guys, i would actually suggest finding a working router and trying one.
I will say however i have seen a post from someone that has the same router as me, and yet has no problems, so that puts my thoery in some doubt you may say, i think not, something else must be not right.
I will finish with something that also convinces me its router problems...my macbook, does the same thing, no were near as often, but it does lose my wifi connection.
So guys, i would like some sort of thread made, were we can have folks put there router settings in, something like...router type, security type, and some other stuff.
I will keep you guys posted, on my change of router.
It really is annoying to say the least, i just hope i find the problem soon.
Any extra info guys appreciated.
Is driving me crazy too! When it works I find it very fast, it working is the problem. I take back what I said about the changes working. After I posted it stopped connecting st all for a few hours.
I have been thinking about trying a new router too. I live at my Mum's and she has had connection issues with her pc that I couldn't figure out, but blamed on it being a pc. LOL Though maybe it is the Dlink.
Hate do have to buy a new one though. Can anyone recommend one that is Mac compatible (since it will be connected to my Mac tower) as well as my iPad and her pc vista laptop?
Last edited by CheekyIpad; 06-23-2010 at 08:36 PM.
I called Apple and they want me to try a different wireless source.
Great to know, i have been in touch with my isp to see about getting a different router.
I will say reading back, i have never had your " stopped for few hours problem", thank god, I would go crazy if that happened.
I have also tried different channels, as that also was quoted in some reports of curing it...well I have changed from the default channel 11 to 7 no succes there, exact same , dropps connects veey fast..in fact would say it,s dropped a lot more on 7.
Anyway hope we get thus fixed soon.
Just want to make a comment on the bit above about the update in OS4 update, and its the words..."in the fall" , you know what is it only me that finds this, bloody disgusting?
Now Apple obviously know its a problem, and im certain they will have even seen it first hand, hence the quick response in saying a fix is coming.
Well i'm sorry but to me this is an ESSENTIAL update that is needed for the ipad right now, and should extreme priority in my opinion, especially as well, if they know its a certain fix, i have my doubts on that score to.
But really to say its coming in the fall, is just amazing to me, i guess they would rather keep churning the hardware out to make millions a day.
Now look i dont want to be seen apple bashing here, far from it im as big a fanboy as the next, with both a macbook and now an ipad, but me being one that is suffering from this obvuious problem, i just fine it disgusting, its not out a dam site quicker than stated.
Anyone else think this stinks a bit.
On a small side note, i have tried the other stuff mentioned to, wep, wpa, even the 3rd option on my router, all make not a jot of difference, starts dropping a few minutes of use.
I for one just think this should be of the highest priorty for apple, even before Os 4 for the pad, its just to important for a device that is so wi-fi centric..please apple get this sorted.