Can't connect to wifi!!!!!!

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    I am so frustrated, lol. I got the new ipad and it won't connect to ANY wifi network. I know I am getting the password right because I had "forgot" the network on the ipad 1 just to make sure I knew the password. I tried rebooting it and turning the airplane/wifi mode on/off. Any suggestions?
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    I didn't have any trouble connecting but the iPad keeps dropping the connection. Darn. I'll have to figure that out.

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    It may take a long time in some cases (up to 5 minutes). Mine took over 1 minute the first time but after the initial setup, everything went back to normal.

    Leave it there and grab a cup of coffee or something....

    Hope it helps...
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    It tells me within seconds "unable to join ____ wifi network"
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    Hi nick--have you tried to power off your modem and router than power it back on to see if that worked?
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    go to another business that has free wi-fi and test it there.
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    Agree.
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    Ironically, unbeknownst to me, the minute my ipad was being delivered, one of my galaxy tabs decided to lose its wifi address and couldn't connect. There are foibles with the GTs regarding address leases but what I eventually found was that my router had run out of addresses for devices (these keep a record for renewal requests and if you test different devices that you don't use often, then the addresses get tied up). So if the rebooting, etc., doesn't work, check how big the range is on your wifi router to make sure there are enough fresh ones that can be offered for your new device to grab.
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    REstarted modem/router and still nothing. I might go to the apple store... Sucks that it is day 1 and I am having problems :(
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    Still nothing. Im ready to give up
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    Have you gone to a McDonald's or some place with free Internet to test out your iPad? That may help you see if it your device or your home network.
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    Yeah I went to my brothers business and connected to his secured network with zero problems of hesitations. I have changed all sorts of settings on the router to no avail. The annoying thing is that I was on the wifi on my iPad 1 trying to troubleshoot my iPad 3...
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    Its like the iPad isn't even trying. It nearly immediately says can't connect. I have even tried to get on one of my neighbors open networks and it shoots it down nearly as fast.
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    I seem to be having the same thing. It will connect, but it seems to drop the signal now and then. The router is new and the pc never skips a beat. Weird.
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    Do you have a netgear ?
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    Nope. It is a linksys Cisco. I am probably going to buy a new router today. Sucks.
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    Very strange indeed & sorry to hear your having connection issues, ironically this is one area where I actually notced big noticable improvment over my old ipad1 in that my new iPad 3 loads web pages noticably much faster then my ipad 1, in fact I did a side by side comparison, having cleared caches, I hit the load links exactly same time, but the 3 had loaded while the 1 was still only halfway across on the progress bar, so a really big improvement in loading speeds..certainly when compared with the first gen iPad.

    I would try doing a reset, by holding down on/off and home buttons, and thoughly check you are indeed putting in correct details, it's dead easy to forget u changed passwords or something else.. I know as I've done it myself loads of times. Is everything else connecting to your router with same details ok.?
    You obviously need to ascertain if indeed there is a mal function with it, if so, then get it swapped out, sorry I'm not able to offer anything really helpful matey.
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    I also got my iPad3 yesterday but I could not connect it to my Netgear WNDR3700. I had to remove all the security locks to be able to connect. All my other Apple devices connect to my WiFi with security lock. Only iPad 3 gives me this grief. I am planning to go to Apple Store to see what is going on. Any suggestion from Forum members is greatly appreciated.
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    I reset my router to default then went through and changed every setting that I found that worked with the 1 and 2. I ended up going to the apple store and when it wouldn't connect to there network, the y exchanged it immediately.
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    Apple stuff might be expensive, but their customer service is top-notch in my experiences.

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