Connectivity issues

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  1. tjonathan

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    Let me get this straight, you have to turn up the brightness and turn auto connect off? Every other WiFi computer/iPhone work great in my home. Other people that visit join my network with absolutely no problems. There is a problem and I hope Apple will release a fix soon. It will be 2 months since they acknowledged the problem. Adjust the brightness, that kind of sounds like hold the iPad over your head, turn three times and say Steve Jobs 5 times!
     
  2. MikesTooLz

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    Like they say, there is a bug in the iPad firmware. Turning off auto brightness a lot of the time corrects this bug. Apple has already acnolaged this bug and advises people to perform the steps to turn off auto brightness. They will correct this in the next firmware update (4.0?)

    As for the routers, it only seems to effect DUAL BAND routers. If you don't have a dual band router you should be OK.

    Also there is a 3rd issue related to the iPad not releasing/renewing its IP address after waking up from sleep mode. This is not a big issue for your home network but if you connect to a larger network like an enterprise or a university it can be a big problem. Because the iPad doesnt renew its IP after waking up if the IP lease has expired it will just continue using the same IP but since the IP lease has expired the DHCP server could have already issued the IP to a different PC or device on the network. You then have an IP conflict with two devices using the same IP. Some universities have started banning iPads from the network temperarily due to this.
     
  3. tjonathan

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    Thanks for the info. I haven't really taken the time to follow the steps listed to try and fix this bug. I think the iPad is incredible, but like the antenna problem with the iPhone 4, did Apple know about these problems and still come to market? In running a business I have to make decisions about the quality, and most importantly the acceptability of a product or service. Sometimes you can release a product into the marketplace that is good enough right then and address any problems after the release. Other times you hold it until you know it's right. Just my two cents.
     
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    I got my iPad and WiFi worked for about a week. Then it suddenly died. Talked to Apple tech support. I did everything they asked including switching off the auto-brightness. I didn't see any reason to fxxk around with my router since the iPad would not even recognize any WiFi signal. My iPod Touch and laptop can see at least 10 WiFi routers around my home. I also did a full restore (three times). Still nothing. Apple Tech Support suggested I return it. Thanks, a lot Apple - I live in Hong Kong, and the iPad is not officially available here for who knows how long.
     
  5. FahQ

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    I am now officially experiencing this problem as of this morning. 16gig Wi-Fi iPad reads full wi-fi signal strength, but I am unable to connect to any email accounts, or connect to the internet via perfect browser or safari. Very frustrating as it was working just fine last night. I am at my workplace and I actually bogart wi-fi from someone else so I can't jack with the settings on the router.

    I will test with my own wi-fi at home later this evening.
     
  6. iPadCharlie

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    Even though I wasn't experiencing any of these WiFi connectivity issues (knock wood!), I downloaded the 3.2.1 upgrade and now my connectivity is even better and faster.
     
  7. FahQ

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    Update: got home and wi-fi is working fine here at the house. Whew! That was a close one. I guess the wi-fi I was bogarting was having some issues or something. Suppose I'll be tethering now...
     
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    New update fixes problem
     
  9. chandar

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    Updated OS to 3.2.1

    YAY!

    Wifi issues seem to be over! Will post if something happens!
     
  10. vin.zapanta

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    Mee too

    I.m using the 3g network.
     
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