I'm new here and this is my first posting.
I have the ipad 32gb wifi only and a portable (monthly tarriff 15gb) 3 network huawei e585 mifi.
I have had both units new since two weeks ago, and it had been working fantastic and really fast.
Signal strength in my area is almost full bars of HSDPA all the time.
I have updated to the 3.2.1 or something of that nature. (not sure if its related to my issues)
Then these last 4 days or so, I am struggling to make my ipad work with the wifi dongle. Ocassionally, it will connect on, and most of the time, it refuses to work although the wifi unit works perfectly fine with my laptop via wifi.
It shows full signal and the "ticked" next to the dongle name in the network settings. And if I try to open safari, a blue box says " safari cannot open the page because it is not connected to the internet"?
This is what I've done to try and diagnose the problem:
1.Hard reset my ipad and press the reset button on my wifi dongle.
2.clicking the "forget this network" and re-entering the passkey.
3.Tried clicking from "off" to "auto", and then back to "off" within the HTTP Proxy setting.
4.tried leaving the laptop off, and just using the ipad alone with the wifi dongle.
5. My iphone 4 could not connect to the wifi dongle, at the same times when the ipad failed as well.
6. Took both my ipad and iphone 4, plus my wifi dongle TWICE, to the O2 guru, and TWICE, they worked absolutely fine! I couldn't believe it.
7. tried switching the wifi dongle ON and OFF.
Sorry for the long winded question.
Thanks in advance.
Oh, just as I am finishing off this, the ipad is attempting to load up a webpage? and it seems to be only 1/3rd of the way through only, and not loading anymore? then comes the cannot connect to the wifi.
Although the wifi unit, and ipad wifi signal bars shows that it is connected?