How reliable is your iPad's network connection (3G or Wifi)?

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    Are you ever worried that you'll end up without a connection? When your iPad connection fails, what are you doing (or what do you wish you could be doing)?
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    I've not experienced any issues with connectivity whatsoever. I have two iPad 3G units, one on AT&T for use when I'm in Europe, and one on Verizon for use here in the U.S.

    Neither of them have ever given me any issues at all, I've been pleasantly surprised,
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    Not worried. I have two wifi networks at home, and both my iPads are GSM 3G. I also have unlimited 3G on iPad and iPhone.
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    Welcome to the forum! There are a lot of great people here willing to lend a hand anytime. Often using the Advanced Search box (at the top of every page) will lead you to the answers you're looking for. If not, feel free to post a question in the appropriate area.

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    Regarding your question, here are some suggestions and links. Plus if you conduct a search you're bound to find more.

    Several things often help improve WiFi connections on the iPad. Simply shutting down apps and restarting the iPad can fix most issues.

    Quit Apps: To quit an app double press the Home button and the Multitasking Tray will appear at the bottom of the screen revealing all of the open apps. Tap and hold any app icon until all of the icons start jiggling. A red circle with a "-" (minus sign) will appear in the upper left-hand corner of each icon. Tap the red circle and the app will close.

    If that doesn't do it, try restarting the iPad and if that still doesn't do it try resetting it.

    Restart the iPad: Press and hold down the Home button on the front of the iPad for few seconds until the red slider appears, slide this across to shut the iPad down. Restart the iPad by pressing the power button on the top until the Apple logo appears.

    Reset the iPad: You can do this by pressing the Home button and the Sleep/wake button on the top the iPad's case and holding them down together for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo. The iPad should then reset itself. The boot up process takes a few minutes and then the iPad should be responsive again. More here:

    iPhone, iPad, iPod touch: Turning off and on (restarting) and resetting

    Distance from the Wi-Fi router can impact the signal as well as interference from other electronics including microwaves, wireless home phones, cell phones, etc. Walls and floors with metallic studs can have a negative impact on Wi-Fi signals as well. Sometimes moving the Wi-Fi modem/router closer to where you use the iPad most can help.

    Another tip is to reboot your network and everything on it including your modem, router, etc. while your iPad is off. Turn your iPad back on and see if the connection has improved.

    The iPad works best with the WPA or WPA2 security protocol. Setting the modem/router to WPA or WPA2 will often improve and stabilize Wi-Fi connections.

    Lastly you can try deleting the network connection on your iPad and then go back and set it up again. Settings > Wi-Fi > tap on your network > Forget this Network.

    Here's some more info if none of that works...

    iPad: Issues connecting to Wi-Fi networks

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help/30525-checklist-troubleshooting-wi-fi-connection-problems.html

    iOS: Troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks and connections

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-2-forum/38535-slowing-i-pad2-2.html#post291682

    Hope that helps!

    BTW, since this is posted in a section for polls (and didn't include one) and there are already other threads on the subject we'll go ahead and move this post to the iPad Help area and close this one.

    Welcome again and enjoy!
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