I have the same problems and even replaced the iPad for it as they could not troubleshoot it. Mine started with 4.3.3 but the new one is on 4.3.2 and still does it. I forget the site I found this but I can tell you what is happening. Or at least how to fix it...
It's the push/auto connect settings. When you close the lid it goes to sleep but the
Push does not. If there is any issue with it failing to connect while asleep it will never try to reconnect and when you open will stop working. A simple test - go into settings and try renew lease. It'll come back immediately
I have tried resetting network, the whole thing, even replacing it. The way I have fixed it, and it works, is to turn off any programs that have a push/always connect setting. I turned off the mail, as that was the only one, and its fine. I have a phone that tells me about mail so that's not a huge issue. Somewhat annoying, but the only option unfortunately.
The apple store and the phone support had no ideas. I saw this explained on a site, I think for Princeton for their wifi, but don't remember, just that it's a pain in the @ss...
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I have said this before but happy to repeat it.
Many routers have old technology on board and new devices like the ipad and even some laptops can have issues. The problem also is there is no real standard for "N" protocol so in some cases it is hit and miss. I have owned both ipad 1&2 and suffered from the problem with my cable netgear modem (Telstra) and also work router Cisco) finally had Telstra replace my modem router and bingo all was fixed. I also fixed it by by passing the modem router and adding a new net gear but now just have the one all in one unit
In addition the company I work for ie The Good Guys (electrical retailer Australia - similar to Best Buy ) upgraded all 100 stores as they to were having problems with not only ipads but also some Android tablets and laptops not to mention smart tv's. that we have for demonstration that suffered poor connection and drop out. Now all work fine. Upgrading the Roms is first choice however at the end of the day one may need to replace the modem router or router. What I find interesting is last year many wifi hot spots had issues now seems most just work fine. My local macdonalds also upgraded their routers as some customers complained about connection issues again many different devices Inc smart phones. Fimally i have upgraded some 30 computer sites mainly mac based many with ipads and android devices and all work fine now. Be aware just because your laptop connects and all seems fine means nothing. It is the newer devices that can have problems even xbox wii and playstations. Another solution is apple's airport dual channel extreme. It works great as well
Hope this helps
Here is the latest for me. Even though I did the reset thing, I started having problems again. We upgraded the router firmware and created a separate secure network just for the iPad. I'll let y'all know what happens.
64GB WiFi White iPad 2 ~ Oberon Creekbed Maple cover
I know of IPF not being related to Apple, but believe me, they are reading this. It is just like big brother.Originally Posted by SweetPoison
If you want to put a good product on the Market you rely on what people say. Not only on the medium that you prefer, but elsewhere as well.
I believe Apple is scanning the web for all sorts of information all the time.
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Originally Posted by col.bris
Absolutely true. No issues with the AE. Only thing is that its range is not as good as others.
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I guess Americans live in mansions the size of a super market. Lol sorry could not resist.
In most cases we have hadn't problems with the Apple extreme even though I do not use one I have several customers whom installed the extreme for back up and also better wifi connection non whom have complained about the range it just works and also excellent for moving large files or downloading to multiple computers.
I can only help with your WiFi in the home.
Very large house with a lot of walls between router and where I normally use the iPad.
Got Netgears Universal WiFi Range Extender: All I can say is no more problems anywhere is the house and usually within a fair distance outside.
The first thing I would try doing is changing the channel on one of the routers, they could be competing with each other, or even another wireless device, such as a wireless phone, or even a tv, or microwave could interfere, or I even had problems with a neighbors router once, even though they were a good 100 feet away it was just close enough to my router that it caused issues till I changed the channel.
Well I have bought a new iPad2 three months ago from Dubai in UAE, when I was on a business trip there, and I returned back to Egypt, when I first used the iPad I found that it's very poor in wifi, so I thought that all the iPads had the same issue until last month my friend bought a new ipad2 and it's very good in wifi compared to my device, wherefore me I have to be next to the router so that the iPad will get a signal and it is always not complete signal, unlike my friend he get perfect signal from any room in the house, so I went to tradline an official reseller of apple products and he told me that my wifi device seems to be defective, and told me that it should be replaced in any apple store for free, so I want to get a contact to any apple store near my country, maybe even UAE, so that I can discuss that issue with them, so does any one have a direct email address to any contact person in any apple store?