Wi-fi connection times out constantly
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Wi-fi connection times out constantly
Hi there, this is my first ever post here, although I've been a member for quite a while. I generally just read and quietly lurk. I am finding I have a persistent problem with keeping my Wi-Fi connected to my iPad. I know that you will straight away be thinking ISP problem but this isn't the case. I don't have this problem with computers on the network just my iPad. The problem resolves itself when I turn off my iPad and turn it on again, I'm then good to go for a little while longer till it happens again. Should I have particular setting in my settings? Any help greatly appreciated. Jayne
03-11-2011 07:45 PM
I had to go buy a new router. I couldn't even connect...seems fine now.
OK - let's try a couple of really easy things first - just in case..sorry if you've already tried these. Does this time-out occur when you're in a particular app or in all apps that use WiFi? Does this time out occur if you're doing something on the iPad that is continuously using the Internet - say downloading a big movie, app or music - i.e. does WiFi disconnect in the middle of the download or only when the iPad is not actively using the WiFi connection?
Originally Posted by Janie215
The easiest first way to try to solve ‘unexplained’ or ‘unusual’ problems with the iPad are:-
Force the offending app to close. If you have iOS 4.2 double-press the ‘Home’ button to bring up the multi-task bar at the bottom of the screen. Press *and hold* any icon until they start to ‘jiggle’. Then tap the top left-hand corner of the app that you want to close. It will ‘disappear’ from the list. Don’t panic - you’ve not deleted it, just closed it. Now tap the Home screen and the multi-task bar will disappear. Re-open the iPad’s app and see if the problem has resolved itself. If not, it’s on to possible solution number two!!
Restart the iPad. Press *and hold* the Power button. After a couple of seconds a slider control will appear asking you to confirm that you really want to switch the iPad off (this is all you’ll be doing). Slide the control to accept. A rotating white ‘bezel’ will appear in the iPad screen as the iPad powers down (it takes a few seconds, just like it would if you were shutting down your PC). When the screen of the iPad has gone completely blank, press *and hold* the Power button for a couple of seconds until the white Apple logo appears and the iPad starts to power up. This takes several seconds, so be patient. During the power up the automatic screen orientation function is disabled, so don’t panic. A few seconds before the power up is complete, the iPad plays a little ‘jingle’ and then you’re back to the Home screen. Restart the iPad’s app and see if the problem persists. Apple (and Forum members) recommend that you power down your iPad at least once a week, just as you might regularly completely switch off your PC. The normal procedure of just briefly pressing the Power button of the iPad merely puts it to ‘sleep’. Most Forum members have found that one of the two methods I’ve mentioned here cure a whole bunch of unexplained problems and are an easy first step to resolving most anything that happens on the iPad.
Another member with the same problem as you suggested this
"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.*
col.bris, Brisbane Australia"
Mine wasn't timing out ,it just would refuse to ping my router after going to sleep and being awakened. Turning wifi off then back on would make it ping but that isn't how it worked before today.
The above posted forget network settings worked like a charm. Thank you, I was starting to think I might have to make the 2 hour trip to my nearest Apple store.
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