After 4.2 update, wifi intermittent

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  1. msimpsonnj

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    Got my iPad November 7th, worked great on my home wifi. Upgraded to 4.2, now my wifi connectivity is intermittent - it seems to cycle on and off. Apple telephone support tried to tell me that this could be because my router is wireless g instead of wireless n. I find it very hard to believe that Apple would not have made the iPad backward compatible to work with the type of wireless used by the majority of people. I suspect this is a continuation of the wifi bug that delayed the release of the update and the phone support dude didn't want to deal with it. Anyone else have this problem and any fixes?
     
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    Go to SETTINGS -GENERAL - NETWORK - WIFI - Choose Network - to the right of your network name, tap the blue arrow, tap "Forget this Network" at the top of the page.
    Now re-setup your network password and you should be good to go, we hope.
     
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    Thanks - I tried that last night to no avail, but I'll try it again when I get home this evening. Although I don't think this should matter, my network is secured only by mac address filtering (no password, but devices whose mac addresses are not in my filter cannot gain access). So to the extent part of the process is to re-setup my network password, there isn't one....

    Thanks for the help, I'll post the results later tonight.
     
  4. Al Rogers

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    My GPS program has stopped working,Im locked on to the map showing Vera Cruz which is the Headquarters for Motion X GPS. The grid co-ordinates are locked in on the building and I cant seem to change it no matter what I do. I contacted the developer and they told me it could be a chip falure in my iPad,thats strange because it was working fine prior to the update. Any GPS Motion X experts out there that can help me out. The GPS button is also stuck on manual. Thanks for any help.

    Al.
     
  5. Al Rogers

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    Maybe this post will help others with the same problem I HAD.After reading step by step the new Owners Guide I found out there is a setting called LOCATION SERVICE,you must put a check mark in the box and all mapping programs will work.

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    While I appreciate the information, Al, this post should really be posted as a new thread, as your issue has nothing to do with the WiFi issue I am having. I mention this only because in order for forums such as this to function properly, the posts in a thread should focus on the issue identified in the initial post and not go off onto tangents.

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  7. Al Rogers

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    Well I am using a Wi-Fi connection to acquire the satellites so I assumed it was a Wi-Fi problem I was having just like others were having with the Beta version. But I will pick up my marbles and stand in the corner.

    Al.
     
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    Looks like msimpsonni wants to control the forum. Well I was going to tell him how to fix his problem, it is a simple fix, but with his ego he should be able to find the answer himself.
     
  9. msimpsonnj

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    No, no desire to control the forum, just a polite request to keep threads on topic so that we all can find our answers without veering off course. If that's ego, so be it - I consider it being helpful to the forum as a whole. Frankly, if someone else has the GPS problem that Al experienced and solved, it will be much harder to find in this thread.

    If anyone has experienced the intermittent WiFi problem and can help with the solution, please share, and I'll do the same. Thanks
     
  10. hookbill

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    Before this thing goes any farther just keep in mind, be respectful to each other.

    OP if you feel your thread is getting hijacked just report it and let one of us step in.
     

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