I-Pad 2 Wfi problems

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  1. agh55

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    Hi

    Hopefully some one can advise on how to solve this problem. After suffering slow connections to the web on my I-Pad 2, I purchased a new I-Pad Air 2. Although you cant compare both tablets its a bit like chalk and cheese , however, with the I-Pad 2 I'm only getting a download speed of 16 to 20M/bit but with Air 2 I'm getting 60 to 65M/Bit. Both measurements are taken at the same time.
    I have done numerous factory resets and I was wondering is there anything else I can do to increase my speed of browsing. I don't really want to ditch the I-Pad2
     
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    Hello & welcome to the forum! :)

    You will need to provide more information: 1) What ISP (Internet Service Provider) are you using; 2) What router is in place; 3) How are you measuring your DL speeds; and 4) Are you testing those speeds in the same location from your router and at the same time?

    The Wi-Fi radios have improved but 3X the difference in DL speeds is hard to explain - I have an iPad 2 on Time Warner cable and get about 20 Mbps DL speeds which is a limitation of TW's bottleneck into my cable modem - my Wi-Fi router (Apple Airport Extreme) is MUCH faster - so a little difficult to understand your situation - let us know. Dave
     
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    Thanks Dave for the prompt response,

    1: My ISP is BT ( I'm from the UK)
    2: I'm using the latest BT Hub 5 which gets excellent reviews and is regarded by some magazines as the best
    3: Both I-Pads are side beside when the measurement is taking place
    4: The test have been carried out beside the hub and also in the same place in other rooms within the house.

    My I-Pad 2 had become extremely slow when browsing the internet, on some occasions, it would just hang before the page loaded, on other occasions it would come back with a message, "safari on able to open page". As soon as I either switched the I-Pad off or switched off the Wi-Fi and restarted, the page would load. I have researched the internet for a solution but to no avail.
     
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    Sorry but a few more questions: 1) What iOS is installed on each of the iPads; and 2) What do you mean by a 'factory reset' (I'm assuming you have held down the On-Off & Home buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appeared, then released, and allowed the iPad 2 to reboot)? Dave :)
     
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    Hi, using Windows terminology when I say factory reset, what I mean is "erase all content and settings". I have carried what you have said ie holding down the on-off button and home button simultaneously. I have also carried out the following;

    Reset all settings
    Reset Network settings

    On the I-Pad2 I'm running IS8.1 and the I-pad Air 2 is running IOS8.2
    I should mention the problem existed on the I-Pad 2 when I had IOS7 installed : Alan
     
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    I was having the same issues in Safari with my iPad 2 since installing windows 8. After resetting the Network Settings and deleting all history , cookies and data from Safari , it has become a lot more stable. The downside is you have to reenter all your online passwords, etc...
     
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    Hi again Alan - so, I'm assuming that the Reset & the other settings options done above had no effect - correct? Also, the latest iOS is 8.1, so that should be on both of your iPads.

    I went HERE to review the specs on your BT router, which include the most recent 802.11 ac protocol & dual bands (i.e. 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz) along w/ MIMO (multiple input-multiple output) which means use of multiple antennas - just curious what BT speed is promising you into that modem/router? I would think that the speed should match that on your iPad Air 2 DL rates?

    Now the iPad 2 has 802.11 a/b/g/n specs (so, no dual bands or MIMO, i.e. a more primitive Wi-Fi radio); the iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi specs are shown below in the attachment (from Apple) - I suspect that you are simply dealing w/ aged technology in the iPad 2; but would be interesting if you took both to another Wi-Fi location (like a Wi-Fi hotspot cafe) and tested there?

    Not sure that I can add much more - your router may be simply sending out multiple bands/streams that the iPad Air 2 can handle but not the older iPad 2 - Dave :)
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    Hi Dave

    1: The reset and the other setting options had no effect, the problem still exists

    2: Both I-Pads are at IOS 8.1

    3: My ISP, BT offers 76M, and I get 74M on my Ethernet connected desktop

    4: I borrowed another I-Pad 2 and connected it wirelessly to my BT Hub 5, and it is getting the same speed as my I-Pad 2 but it doesn't have the problem of slow browsing or at times failing to open a page

    I think the slower download speed I was getting on the old I-Pad 2 as compared to my new I-Pad Air is a "red herring" and is not the cause of my problem.

    I'm open to further ideas if you have any. Alan
     

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