How pervasive are the iPad 3 WiFi problems?

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by Curt Monash, May 12, 2012.

  1. King Hal

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    I never had a wifi problem but did have 3G problems when having used wifi for some time. The latest IOS update appears to have fixed this.

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  2. skallal

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    I have the new iPad w/ LTE. No wifi problems so far. In fact, I had a better connection in a bad spot at work than an iPad 2 in the same room. The iPad 2 couldn't keep a connection.

    I did have wifi issues w/ my 1st gen iPad, early on, until a firmware update finally fixed it.
     
  3. chazmink

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    I have a 64 gb wifi only.. Until today I thought it was fine but I was in in my car dealer's wifi lounge and the wifi on my iPad 3 only had one bar and kept dropping out. Meanwhile my iPhone 4S had four bars.
     
  4. awboxster

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    I have both iPad 2 and 3 and no wifi or 3G problems....I'm in the uk also.

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  5. cazzabee

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    I bought an ipad 3 (32gb wi-fi only) on the day the came out. Just Recently I have purchased an ipad2 (16gb wi-fi only) for my mums birthday. Running these side by side...the ipad 2 is coming out significantly faster. Running speedtest.net....the ipad 3 is half the speed of the ipad 2 and ping time a lot longer. I also have major issues with the wifi dropping when I am less than 10 mtrs away from the router. I thought it was my old router so I replaced it but still the issues persist.

    I bought my 3 from Comet (UK) on 16th March. Do you think it is worth returning to them and speaking to them or should I speak to Apple themselves? After some google research (by the IT geek boyfriend) it seems that this is a well known issue.
     
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    I'd try taking it back to comet, but you might need to involve apple as comet aren't exactly renowned for their customer service.

    My 3 and the old 2 in the house run at a comparable speed so it suggests your 3 has issues...

    Good luck!
     
  7. GnomeGrrl

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    Cazzabee, that's similar to the issues I was having. I did all the trouble shooting steps (reset network settings etc etc etc) and it'd work ok for a random amount of time, then dwindle down again.

    I took mine into Apple and they replaced it on the spot (even though it was playing nice cos I'd just restored it. LOL). I have had absolutely no issues since.

    If one is handy, I'd take it to Apple and let the "Geniuses" look at it. Odds are, you'll walk out with a replacement.
     
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    My 16GB iPad has better signal then any other wireless device... Motorola RAZR, Galaxy Nexus and a HP Laptop


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  9. nipper

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    Alot of problems with wifi is caused from fancy back cases , i bought a nice silver back case , but replaced it with a clear plastic case , as some cheap back cases block the wifi and 3g because of the metal in the paint , if thats not the case its probably a ipad that s not any good ( around 8% are badly made ) wifi models use the apple on the back to collect the wifi signal , even with your hand over the apple logo can reduce the signal you get from your wifi router , on the 3g model ( 4g in the usa ) the wifi is at the top and not behind the apple logo , and the signal is much stronger as well .
     
  10. HKWrite12

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    32 Verizon: wifi issues taking hours to download apps. Should I trade?

    Btw: screen is beautiful.
     

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