Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

WiFi question

This is a discussion on WiFi question within the iPad Help forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; I just purchased a small netbook unit that has built-in WiFi but the unit does not connect to my home Wi-Fi. I have a Time ...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: WiFi question

  1. #1
    iPad Noob!
    Member #
    90423
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Indio, CA
    Posts
    1

    WiFi question

    I just purchased a small netbook unit that has built-in WiFi but the unit does not connect to my home Wi-Fi. I have a Time Warner cable connection for internet and a router to send the internet to my computer in another room. Doesn't this mean that any Wifi enabled unit should be able to pick up the internet signal thru the router. My wife uses a Kindle that has 3G WiFi and it works fine in our home. Any idea why this new netbook won't pick up the signal?

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    88021
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Grand Prairie, TX
    Posts
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by Rockman59
    I just purchased a small netbook unit that has built-in WiFi but the unit does not connect to my home Wi-Fi. I have a Time Warner cable connection for internet and a router to send the internet to my computer in another room. Doesn't this mean that any Wifi enabled unit should be able to pick up the internet signal thru the router. My wife uses a Kindle that has 3G WiFi and it works fine in our home. Any idea why this new netbook won't pick up the signal?
    I also have Time Warner cable and a Linksys wireless router.

    I have 5 desktop PCs, two WIi, two laptops, a Lexmark printer, and my iPad1 connected to the router.

    I use a Verizon wireless Hotspot for the IPad and one laptop when I travel.

    iPad 1, 32 Gbyte

  4. #3
    iPad Guru
    Member #
    49414
    Liked
    467 times
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    3,128
    Hi Rockman and welcome to the forum -

    By a small netbook unit that has built-in WiFi, do you mean that you purchased an iPad w/ Wi-Fi? Just not clear from your description?

    If so and you indeed own an iPad (I assume an iPad2), did you go to 'Settings' and turn on the Wi-Fi and then setup your home wireless connection?

    I won't go much further until you clarify the above - should be an easy solution and good luck!
    Last edited by giradman; 09-04-2011 at 11:29 AM. Reason: Typo

  5. #4
    iPad Noob!
    Member #
    90443
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    New York NY
    Posts
    3
    Have the same problem.My WIFI stopped working on my IPad 2 but my computer works with the same internet connection. When trying to connect to Safari or email, message is "connection to server failed". I also have Time Warner cable and a Cisco wireless router. Anyone has the answer how to fix it?

  6. #5
    iPad Guru
    Member #
    49414
    Liked
    467 times
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    3,128
    Quote Originally Posted by jmmitler View Post
    Have the same problem.My WIFI stopped working on my IPad 2 but my computer works with the same internet connection. When trying to connect to Safari or email, message is "connection to server failed". I also have Time Warner cable and a Cisco wireless router. Anyone has the answer how to fix it?
    Hi Jmmiler and welcome to the forum -

    First, you have 'hijacked' the OP's thread - your problem may or may not relate to the same issue thus confusing other posters - if the problem continues, I would suggest starting your own thread w/ a clear explanation of your problem.

    But as a beginning, try re-starting your iPad (i.e. hold down the power on-off button, top right, until the power off slide button appears - turn the device off and then restart) - may offer a quick solution; if not, please start your own thread - good luck!

  7. #6
    iPad Noob!
    Member #
    95015
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Rossmoor, CA
    Posts
    1
    Has anyone resolved this issue? Although I have 3G, I use wifi all the time. The only one that I can't get to work is at my friend's home and his Time Warner cable. Like others said, I can get my Windows laptop to pick it up--even if I delete it and start over.

    It's almost like there is a different configuration setting that needs to be modified. I've tried the Forget This network multiple times and reentered the password. Yes, I have restarted the Ipad too.

    The Time Warner technical site is pretty useless, since it assumes immediate connection.

    Thanks for any additional info that you can provide, but prefer comments from those using Time Warner Cable at home.

    P.S., Has this thread moved elsewhere? I completely disagree with the poster that said someone hijacked the thread. This is a very difficult topic to search because of the competing TW app for streaming TV.

  8. #7
    iPad Fan!
    Member #
    95322
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by Kjsl61
    Has anyone resolved this issue? Although I have 3G, I use wifi all the time. The only one that I can't get to work is at my friend's home and his Time Warner cable. Like others said, I can get my Windows laptop to pick it up--even if I delete it and start over.

    It's almost like there is a different configuration setting that needs to be modified. I've tried the Forget This network multiple times and reentered the password. Yes, I have restarted the Ipad too.

    The Time Warner technical site is pretty useless, since it assumes immediate connection.

    Thanks for any additional info that you can provide, but prefer comments from those using Time Warner Cable at home.

    P.S., Has this thread moved elsewhere? I completely disagree with the poster that said someone hijacked the thread. This is a very difficult topic to search because of the competing TW app for streaming TV.

    What kind of IPAD do you have, is it a Att or other? Each has different ways to setup for Wifi.

  9. #8
    iPad Ninja
    Member #
    62473
    Liked
    69 times
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,631
    Wifi is Wifi independently of the 3G carrier.

    AT&T, or anyone else makes no difference for Wifi.

    -t

  10. #9
    Super Moderator
    Member #
    37823
    Liked
    748 times
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Cranbrook, Kent, UK
    Posts
    17,132
    Quote Originally Posted by thewitt
    Wifi is Wifi independently of the 3G carrier.

    AT&T, or anyone else makes no difference for Wifi.

    -t
    Agreed, wifi issues will generally be related to the router, your device or a conflict between the two.

    The Archangel

  11. #10
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    145982
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Garden Grove, CA
    Posts
    1
    Was just wondering if any of you figured out the issue with the wifi not connecting properly on your iPad. I have same issue with iPad 2, time Warner, cisco wireless router. All other computers/blue ray players work but iPad will not get ip address. I believe it seems like a problem with time Warner and the way they have the sbv4200 surfboard setup. Just wanted to see if any of you figured out your issue before I call time Warner.


Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. AT&T WiFi hotspot question
    By workinonit in forum iPad Carriers
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-06-2011, 07:59 AM
  2. WiFi question
    By SCCAguy in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-10-2011, 02:36 PM
  3. used ipad 2 3g+Wifi question
    By gator99 in forum iPad 2 Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-06-2011, 08:48 AM
  4. WiFi question
    By mikescott1976 in forum iPad Help
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-15-2011, 06:40 PM
  5. Question about wifi
    By Zaen73 in forum iPad Help
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-25-2011, 09:17 AM

Search tags for this page

how to add ipad to time warner
,

how to use ipad mini without time warner internet

,

if i have internet connection from time warner how do i create my email account

,
my time warnwr wifi disconnects wheni go to a different room
,
time warner connect to iphone
,

time warner unable to join network

,

trying how to add twc email to ipad

,

wifi doesnt work good with time warner cable internet

Click on a term to search for related topics.