Just a thought but have you checked iPad: Troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks and connections. ?
Worth checking also is how good is streaming from your desktop/laptop.
I think I looked at this before but not closely since the symptoms stated are not what I'm experiencing. There are a couple things suggested that I haven't tried however so I'll give them a go. Thanks.Originally Posted by Hasty
Ok, so major breakthrough! I went into my router settings as per the suggested Apple article to try shutting off security. On the same page is a speed setting which I set back down to the standard 54... Whatever... The standard, non N, G router speed setting, you know? Suddenly upon relogging onto my network, I'm now realizing 15Mbps download speeds as opposed to the 600Kbps crawl beforehand. Holy cow, what a major difference!
So I totally take back any dispersions on Apple's iPad that I might previously have been forming. Evidently the fault lies somewhere in these "enhanced" speed conventions that Netgear and perhaps other companies put forth. I'd have thought them capable of rolling back to slower standards without penalty. Pretty sure that's what was advertised, but not so in the case of Apple iPads anyway.
Hey that's really cool, good result!
You may want to log into your router and see if the option to enable WMM (WI-FI multimedia) is checked. My router is a Netgear and this is located it the QoS Setup section.
You could also set up a QoS Priority rule for your iPad giving it the highest priority.
I recently downloaded the latest firnware update for the router and I swear it is faster now. At least subjectively.
Routers can be a can of worms sometimes.
Remember updating my old netgear and it reset the idle timeout to 1. Took me several hours to find what had gone wrong as it wasn't immediately obvious. Would happily surf the net then bang it lost connection. Kept thinking it was engineers fiddling with the line.......