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Getting my ipad 2 to listen to my Netgear router

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by seananton, May 11, 2011.

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    I'm having trouble getting my ipad 2 to listen to my Netgear router, I had no problem with my ipod touch, just found the mac number and made it one of the allowed devices.
    However although I have done the sam with my new ipad 2, no luck! It still tells me it can't connect!
    Help!:confused:
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    Is this an encrypted WiFi setup? I'm assuming that your iPad can 'see' the Netgear router - i.e. that you have a reasonable signal strength etc.

    Do you have problems connecting to any other WiFi hotspots or is this a problem that's restricted to your Netgear router?

    Tim
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    Netgear problems

    Yes, there seems to be good indication of signal strength, I rely on the Netgear accepted mac numbers for security and the ipad's mac number is on the accepted list.

    I have not tried the ipad on any other wi-fi network, I'm relying on 3G for communication.

    I had no problem getting my Netgear modem to recognise my ipod touch, it's just the ipad.
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    OK - one idea while I'm thinking :(

    Have you tried powering the iPad completely down rather than simply putting it to sleep - i.e. by pressing and holding the Power button until the slider control appears?

    Tim
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    Does this mean the Wifi network is unencrypted? Mac filtering does not provide any security on it's own, as it can easily be circumvented.

    Here is a good article explaining why hiding the SSID, as well as enabling Mac filtering does not make the network secure, only encrypting it does.
    http://synjunkie.blogspot.com/2007/12/bypass-hidden-ssid-mac-address-filter.html

    As a result, I would suggest you to disable mac filtering and see, whether the iPad can join than.
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    Thanks - I was hoping you'd come along....:D

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    Change the security to the 5th one down on list it usually works ok I can't access my net gear to give you the actual security type

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