Constant problem of disconnect from Wifi

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  1. deanxxi

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    Hello. I'm new to the forum; I just found it. My problem is that my iPad can't seem to hold a Wifi connection. The router is sitting right next to me, so it's not a weak signal problem. I can't figure it out. Anyway, any help on this situation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Deanxxi
     
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    I am having the same problem. Have you heard back from anyone who knows how to stop this? I have a Netgear router.
     
  3. deanxxi

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    No, I haven't had anybody reply yet. I really don't remember it happening before this last iOS upgrade, so I'm thinking it may be related to that, I don't know. I've got a standard issue Verizon router I don't think is even N protocol. But it should work being so close. This problem is more likely coming from the iPad. deanxxi
     
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    By way of update, I solved the problem. Having already changed from wep to wpa2 and doing the restart thing for iPad and router, etc--and it still didn't solve the dropping, I turned off "auto" brightness. For some reason, that did the trick. I got no info from this forum at all, and it seems Apple's official stance is to say this problem only affects a very few and so not much on it; but the tip for the brightness control I got from some official Apple address to the problem, I can't remember where. Anyway, problem over. deanxxi
     
  5. Billee

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    This is an ongoing problem with all three iPad generations. Apple's own iPad forum has a lot of info on this problem. One thread had over 600 posts. I solved it by changing my router but it looks like there are several causes and the same fix does not work for all.
     
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    First of all, Welcome to the Forum,

    I see you've had no response from anyone, and I must say this saddens me, it's not indicative of this Forum, as we do try to help all members. Having said that, a simple search would have turned up quite a few threads on this issue. Each different area of the Forum have members interested in those particular subjects, so if you need some help, it is best to post your thread in the Help section where you will get a better response, so I will move this thread there. Below you'll find a link which I think you will find interesting and very helpful in solving your problem.

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help/54428-unable-connect-wi-fi.html#post373016

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
     
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    You say a standard issue Verizon router? That could be it right there. My replacement router I got from Verizon late last year heated up so bad that the dsl socket practically un-soldered itself from the board. I have to use my old router now. Verizon has awful hardware, I'm guessing yours is a standard issue Westell modem-router combo without an antenna? That's the one that broke for me.
    ANYWAY
    How does the connection hold with other devices? Is it just the iPad?

    Edit: Erm, nevermind last edit haha.
     
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    Thanks Leelai for your comments and helpful information on the forums; and thanks for your input, as well, Zeke1. I agree, Verizon has really lousy routers and hardware, which often makes me question myself for going with FIOS. On the connection with other devices, I only have problems with the iPad. As it's been about a day since turning off the 'auto' brightness setting, I have had a few drop-offs, but I can shake the iPad just a little and it reconnects. I'm going to take Leelai's advice and look in the help section and search out on it further information. And I am going to call Verizon to see if there are any router upgrades I could get. Thanks, again. deanxxi
     
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    Thank you fellow customer, not Apple, for this solution

    Incredible that Apple doesn't need to stand behind its products by providing customer service the way a normal retail business would. Apple makes the customers get the solution from other customers. Apple is too busy counting the money to help customers.

    But thank you, fellow customer, for stepping in with the auto bright solution to fix the constant disconnecting problem. We should not as a customer base allow them to get away with this nonsense.
     
  10. KevinJS

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    Well, if Apple had all the answers, there would be no use for forums such as this one, and then what we do with our evenings. There's only so many ways of talking about the weather. ;)

    I've learned a hell of a lot about my iPad and iPhone by researching other people's problems.
     

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