help with WIFI issues

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by addiosamigo, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. addiosamigo

    addiosamigo iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    955
    Thanks Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +15 / 0
    I purchased my ipad in november and its happily been connecting to my WIFI router, until the last week or so.

    it stays connected all the time, its at full signal strength. I connect to a website it loads half way and then nothing.... then safari cannot connect message appears.

    I go to settings, WIFI, disconnect and then reconnect, and then its fine, for maybe half an hour to an hour.

    its very annoying, I can't seem to pinpoint the problem.

    I know theres a lot of WIFI problems but mine doesn't seem to be the same.

    is there any diagnostics tests I can do to check to see if its my router??

    i'm on OS 3.2.2, and my router is a sky sagem if thats any help.

    cheers
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2011
  2. deckyon

    deckyon iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    612
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Louisville, KY - USA
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    Unplug the router, wait a min or so, then plug it back in. Sometimes, you will need to unplug and replug in the modem as well (if it is separate) in which case, unplug the modem, then router and wait a min. Plug everything back in starting with the modem then the router.

    You can see if you are getting a valid IP by going into the Settings, Wifi and then hitting the blue arrow by your connection. if it starts with 169, there is an issue with the router. That means it isn't pulling an IP from DHCP.
     
  3. addiosamigo

    addiosamigo iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    955
    Thanks Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +15 / 0
    OK thanks for that, i'll try that. one thing worth mentioning is that my laptop, phone and PS3 all seem to connect with no problem?
     
  4. Its1am

    Its1am iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Arctic tundra...well, Wisconsin at least
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I am having exactly the same problem. Resetting the router/modem do not fix the iPad issue and it is further isolated to the iPad since, like addios, I have noticed that all of my other devices have no problem connecting. The only other info I can add is that it only started happening for me after the upgrade to iOS4.2. Prior to the upgrade, I had no connectivity problems at all. The other thing I am noticing is that pages load much more slowly and it times out on my mail as well. So, it def seems like a problem with the iPad WiFi and not just Safari. I hope someone has a fix for this.
     
  5. deckyon

    deckyon iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    612
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Louisville, KY - USA
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    What IP address is showing on the iPad? Does the iPad show up in the DHCP list on the router?
     
  6. addiosamigo

    addiosamigo iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    955
    Thanks Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +15 / 0
    where would I find the DHCP list?

    cheers
     
  7. Al Rogers

    Al Rogers iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Messages:
    420
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    St.Louis Mo
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    I think some of the experts need to make a list of all the weird sounding names,such as DHCP,Static,and the others associated with the Wi-Fi networking. It would be nice to know what they mean and what they do.

    Al.
     
  8. addiosamigo

    addiosamigo iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    955
    Thanks Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +15 / 0
    I know what it means lol (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) I just need to know where to find it :confused:
     
  9. deckyon

    deckyon iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    612
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Louisville, KY - USA
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    That is all in the router settings. Every router has different setting screens, so you will have to find the manual for your router.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
how to display wifi password on ipad
,
how to show wifi password on ipad
,

ipad show wifi password

,
ipad show wireless password
,
ipad wifi password show
,
reveal ipad wifi password
,
reveal wifi password ipad
,
show password for wifi on ipad
,

show wifi password ipad

,
show wifi password on ipad