Unfortunately the "auto bright" solution did not last long and the ipad started disconnecting from the wifi again. Many people don't have time to learn the details of new technology that will be obsolete in a year or so anyway, negating the time investment in it. I need a product that costs $800 to work with a minimum of intervention on my part.
To everyone who has this problem, the latest I solution I got from Apple was that their latest "upgrade", IOS 6.0, caused this problem. I called Apple and they had me install IOS 6.0.1. The problem has now been fixed for 8 hours and we hope this time that the product will be more reliable. Give Apple a call at 800-275-2273 and ask for a waiver of the $19 phone support fee on the grounds that their "upgrade" caused this problem and therefore we as customers expect Apple to restore the product to working condition gratis. After all, we are spending our time on this and should certainly not have to pay any money to get the ipad restored to satisfactory condition.
Having looked for days of this problem, I read about the changing firmware which is always being suggested and never actually do anything, whether it is for the iPad or computer. I see even in this post someone is suggesting iOS 6 is supposed to fix it, which of course it won't. as nobody seems to know the source of the problem, how can the newi iOS fix it. Even changing the router, which would be my next step, does not make sense, as all my other units work well on the wifi. Anyway, i was getting very annoyed, both at the problem, but also at the standardised suggestions, and finally very pleased to see that the auto brightness fixed it.
Originally Posted by deanxxi
True, it still disconnects, but at least now it also reconnects so it is as good as it can get. Don't listen to the people who say it doesn't work, as it fixed this problem for me, when nothing else did. (reset network, reboot, renew, forget,etc). If your router don't work, or your network settings are wrong, of course it might be this causing the problem, but for the iPad continually disconnecting from the wifi without reconnecting, the auto brightness off setting fixes it. Thanks, iPad 3iOS 5.1 (jb)
I just installed the iOS 6.0.1 on the iPad stills disconnect, I changed my channel width on my router (my router is a TL-MR3420) to 20 MHz and the iPad doesn't disconnect as often but it still does. Something I do to reconnect to the wi-fi once disconnected is to turn off and on the wi-fi option on the iPad (wait a couple of seconds before you turn it on). At least I don't need to restart the router all the time.
I also have the same problem with my iPhone 4
My wifi disconnected every 30 seconds. I read this solution about turning off the auto brightness and it worked!! I have no idea why!?