Constant Wireless Issues
This is a discussion on Constant Wireless Issues within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; as far as the connection drops are concerned, it really depends on the Wireless Access Point.
And as far as the wireless coverage is concerned, ...
as far as the connection drops are concerned, it really depends on the Wireless Access Point.
And as far as the wireless coverage is concerned, it depends on the Antenna present on the AP.
I have an AP which was designed in 2005 (a ZyXEL G-570S) and it really sucks. But it doesn't solely suck with my iPad, from time to time it sucks also with my IBM R51 and it does have recovery problems when power it down and turn it again. So all in all, it's really the AP which is problematic in this case.
So I have replaced the G-570S with a TP-Link TL-WA601G and all of the problems have gone! Really. TP-link achieves it thanks to their efficient designs but also to their frequently updated firmware. So, Steve Jobs is more or less right when he says "update the firmware"
07-05-2010 05:56 PM
I've used my 64 gig iPad of 5 different networks, all with different routers, and router brands, and have never had any disconnect problems.
My grandson just watched a 2 hour movie using Netflix on WiFi on the iPad. It didn't drop out, nor did the movie hesitate at all, during the entire movie.
I use the Sprint Overdrive MiFi and never experienced this problem? Just got back from a long weekend in Gold Beach Oregon and we used the Overdrive pretty much none stop for 5 days.
I've also had mixed results in different areas. Personally I am certain its more of a router issue or at least certain routers/security type (WEP,WPA,WPA2) not preferred by the iPad. In my apartment I have a Linksys and never had issues, at work we also use Cisco and in my various cafes they are an assortment of brands and I have never had connection problems...however, my in laws have a d-link router and my iPad consistently loses its network key every 15 minutes or so if constantly online.
I think it has to do with WEP as you say. Apple has issued a warning about it. But I can't replace my router because my provider issued a warning that I don't.
Originally Posted by lumberjak
Apple said that there would be a software fix. Where is it?
Not white, not black just passionate shades of grey...
Yuno Wataï Minh
Why not try changing the security to WPA/WPA2?
Originally Posted by iVan
I am running WPA2 on my Airport Extreme and have no issues at all with multiple iMacs, multiple iPads as well as laptops and multiple iPod touch devices and iPhones.
Just a thought.
Some of the suggestions given
1. Firmware upto date on my router
2. Distance is less than 10 feet and device is in line of sight - should I go any closer, I can use a wired device!
3. Security is WPA-PSK
4. Turned off all other devices - tested only the ipad - still problem persists
5. Tried with another borrowed router - same problem
6. All other wireless devices - mine and those borrowed for testing - work extremely well!
Problems faced in ipad: slow connections, disruptions in web page loading, signal strength bar showing just a single dot! once an hour password prompt
Still the issues remain. ipad is still officially not sold in India. Cant even seek support. Frustrating!
Thankfully stayed away from iphone - unlike in US the phones were not subsidized by the carrier - iphones cost $800+. Plus the plans cost a bomb!
This time I let my heart rule over my mind for the ipad !
Considering I have not had any wifi issues....I do buy it.
Originally Posted by dminches
I've had my pad for nearly two months with heavy family usage and never once has there been a problem with wi-fi.
That said I did check all the local networks to ensure I was using a relatively free channel. There's a good free windows app called inSSIDer which is good for checking this out.
I'm also very lax about security using only Mac filtering on the router.
Yes wep encryption is better but frankly if someone wants to break your connection they can do it.
Best not to have anything you can't bear to lose on your machines in the first place
Try turning off auto-brightness, and report back.
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