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    I was thinking about what msimpsonn said in his post regarding me not sticking to the thread and he being new to the iPad maybe he doesnt know that the ipad has the GPS function installed and it feeds off of Wi-Fi and 3G,if so there is no problem.

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    I can't say for sure that I have the same issue, but I have noticed that the wireless performance has changed a little bit for me as well since updating. In my house I have my main router in the basement, and it is a 802.11n router. To increase wireless coverage I also have an older 802.11g router running as a repeater upstairs. Before the update, I got much better performance connecting to the closer g router. Since the update I actually get better performance connecting to the n router despite the fact that the signal strength is much weaker. I ran periodic speed tests before and after the update, and my overall throughput is better connecting to a n based router after the update while it was better before the update connecting to the g based router. Perhaps the Apple tech was correct, although I can't understand why. I know Apple has been working quite a bit on wireless performance in the past few weeks, so perhaps things have been tweaked for newer router technology.

    Sorry I don't have an actual solution, just my observations in the two days since the upgrade.

    Do you have a 3G+wireless Ipad or just a wireless model?

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    Not sure if I should post this here or if there is another that would be more appropriate, but what if my WiFi has quit working completley? It took forever to get the update installed and working, and even though I now have most of the backup reinstalled, the WiFi simply will not go anywhere.

    Yes, it sees the WiFi network, and I've entered the password, and the iPad shows that it is connected, but if I press Safari or the AppStore, nothing happens except that little circling progress thingy.

    Suggestions?

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    Wi-Fi more than intermittent after 4.2 upgrade

    Since I upgraded my iPad the other day to 4.2, now when I join a new wi-fi network, it shows I'm connected but never actually connects. Safari goes nowhere, just says "you are not connected to the internet" and the apps that require internet connectivity don't connect either. I do have to say that the few wi-fi connectons I've made have been at local restaurants but still why does it say and show a strong wifi connection but then simply not connect. How can this not be the very wifi problem that was supposed to be fixed but I think really isn't. Didn't have any problem like this before the 4.2 upgrade. P.S. What ABOUT location services?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smilesbypayet View Post
    Not sure if I should post this here or if there is another that would be more appropriate, but what if my WiFi has quit working completley? It took forever to get the update installed and working, and even though I now have most of the backup reinstalled, the WiFi simply will not go anywhere.

    Yes, it sees the WiFi network, and I've entered the password, and the iPad shows that it is connected, but if I press Safari or the AppStore, nothing happens except that little circling progress thingy.

    Suggestions?
    Dunno if this will work but i once had the issue you are describing. I tried two things....

    1. A reboot of the ipad (hold down the home and sleep buttons till you get the "Power off" option, slide the power off, hold down both buttons again till the apple logo appears)...

    2. actually try this first. go to Settings, WiFi and hit the little arrow button next to your wifi router/network. there's a big button towards the bottom that says "RENEW LEASE"...try this. it resets the ip address (or something, someone here i'm sure knows exactly what it does). this did fix it for me.

    there may also be authentication issues with your router. when i first got the pad it said i was "on" the router but the router wouldn't let me through to the 'net until i authorized the device (my router sucks and is wonky so i often have issues like this).

    anyway i'd try RENEW LEASE and then REBOOT and see if those work. GOOD LUCK...i feel your pain....

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    WiFi works fine now

    Hello, I did try rebooting but not the way you'd described (just slid power off and powered back on, didn't know about holding down home and sleep switch) but to no avail. I tried last night at a different restaurant w. wifi and at first it didn't work but for a different symptom. This time it just said it couldn't join that particular network. Switched to a different network also available there, and it worked. Switched back, used arrow, and turned http proxy on and then off. No idea if that's specifically what fixed it, but it worked. And I have not had a problem since (went to another place w. wifi and it worked fine there). Thank you for suggesting lease renewal, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchgo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Smilesbypayet View Post
    Not sure if I should post this here or if there is another that would be more appropriate, but what if my WiFi has quit working completley? It took forever to get the update installed and working, and even though I now have most of the backup reinstalled, the WiFi simply will not go anywhere.

    Yes, it sees the WiFi network, and I've entered the password, and the iPad shows that it is connected, but if I press Safari or the AppStore, nothing happens except that little circling progress thingy.

    Suggestions?
    Dunno if this will work but i once had the issue you are describing. I tried two things....

    1. A reboot of the ipad (hold down the home and sleep buttons till you get the "Power off" option, slide the power off, hold down both buttons again till the apple logo appears)...

    2. actually try this first. go to Settings, WiFi and hit the little arrow button next to your wifi router/network. there's a big button towards the bottom that says "RENEW LEASE"...try this. it resets the ip address (or something, someone here i'm sure knows exactly what it does). this did fix it for me.

    there may also be authentication issues with your router. when i first got the pad it said i was "on" the router but the router wouldn't let me through to the 'net until i authorized the device (my router sucks and is wonky so i often have issues like this).

    anyway i'd try RENEW LEASE and then REBOOT and see if those work. GOOD LUCK...i feel your pain....

    Yup, tried those, too. Still no go.

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    I am having the exact same issues. WIFI shows connected, but I cannot connect to the Internet. I can fix it short term by going into settings and turning the WIFI off and back on - it will work for a little while, then the behavior returns.

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    Angry intermittent wifi access

    Have had this problem even before the OS upgrade.
    Have the "n" router.

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    Try airplane mode on then off again sometimes that clears up lingering errors. Nothing else, could try to restore iOS and see if you get a cleaner setup.


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