Cannot connect to Internet though Wifi signal is excellent

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by ipadask, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. ipadask
    Offline

    ipadask iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I just bought an IPAD. I have also an iphone.

    I connected to a wifi network successfully for both (both show good wifi signal icon).

    I can browse internet with my iphone but on my ipad it says I am not connected to Internet !

    Is my Ipad broken or did I miss something ?
  2. Pocobear
    Offline

    Pocobear iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    608
    Thanks Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Virginia, usa
    Ratings:
    +9 / 0
    Welcome,

    Go into Settings - WIFI - tap on the blue arrow at the end of the line with your network SSID name. Tap Forget this network. Setup you network connection again. This will often solve connectivity problems with WIFI. Be sure to enter your network password correctly.
  3. GaurhothW
    Offline

    GaurhothW iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    Messages:
    35
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    ohio
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    iOS doesnt always renew the dhcp lease when it should. You can also try tapping Renew Lease under Settings > wifi > blue arrow next to your wifi network's name ( removing the entire connection will basically do this and more )
  4. torombolo
    Offline

    torombolo iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hi, I'm having the same problem, I did exactlly what you have said and no luck, I did set up an ad hoc conection with my lap top without password and nothing. any ideas?
  5. deckyon
    Offline

    deckyon iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    615
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Louisville, KY - USA
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    I had the same problem with a spot where I connect to a lot and when I looked at the IP, it was the "dummy" ip address (169.169.x.x) that cards will assign themselves when they connect to the hotspot but fail to receive DHCP.

    The owner reset the router and I "forgot" the network are reconnected just fine.
  6. iwhat
    Offline

    iwhat iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2010
    Messages:
    111
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Somewhere?
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Could you explain a bit about this dummy ip ,as recently my iPad is receiving such ips and failing to connect to wifi even though I have entered correct password.its my home router. Maybe with a bit of enlightenment I can solve this problem.

    Thanks
    All the helps are greatly appreciated.
  7. deckyon
    Offline

    deckyon iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    615
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Louisville, KY - USA
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    Getting the "dummy IP" means it connected to the router (Wifi) but did not receive a DHCP address (IP Address). DHCP is controled by the Router and it should be on and serving IP Addresses automatically. If it isnt, then it could be a couple things; the Router needs to be rebooted or DHCP is turned off. Have you rebooted the Router?
  8. iwhat
    Offline

    iwhat iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2010
    Messages:
    111
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Somewhere?
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Rebooting my router and with the help of a techie friend who says he changed the channel(a good way to get rid of the 4.2GM wifi issue) did the trick for me. Now it's working.

    Thanks for your advice and information. You saved my day. :)
  9. ipadask
    Offline

    ipadask iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    What do you mean by changing the chanel ?

    In my case I have tried at multiple points home, work and ... macdonalds so it's not just my router.

    Finally I gave up, I have put my iphone sim within it ...

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
have wifi on ipad but cannot connect to internet
,
how to connect ipad to internet when it shows no signal
,
i cannot connect in skype even though i have internet ipad
,
internet access ipad has signal but wont connect to internet
,

ipad cannot connect to internet

,
ipad cannot connect to wifi
,
ipad has wifi but can't connect
,
ipad is saying cannot connect to internet
,
ipad says it cannot connect to the internet
,
ipad says its not connected to internet but has full wifi signal
,
iphone wifi full strength but cannot access internet
,
iphone wint connect to wifi even though its showing full signal
,
iphone5 says its not connected to the internet even though it is
,
mi cant get online.on my mac even though i am connected to the web
,
my ipad has good signal but will not connect to internet
,
my wifi is on yet i am not connected to the server
,
why cant i go online on my iphone even though i am connected to the wifi
,
why cant i go to the internet even when i have wifi on my iphone
,
wifi shows a signal but i cannot join it
,
wifi shows good signal but iphone not connecting