IPad 2 switches off wifi - why?

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    I am in a hotel and I have an iPod Touch and an iPad 2 sitting side by side. I can connect them both to the same wifi network. After a time each will sleep, but when I wake up the Touch, it remains connected to the wifi, but on waking the iPad, not only is it not connected, but in its Settings wifi is off! I can't turn it on again without powering down the iPad and powering it up again! This doesn't happen when I'm at home.

    What can be wrong and how can I fix it?

    BTW both devices are using the latest iOS.

    TIA
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    I don't think it's an iPad issue, we have had similar posts before. It could be the lease time settings, or just the Router in the hotel.

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    I kinda have the same problem. My iPad 2 will lose wifi connection for no reason. Then I will have to go to settings then turn the wifi off then back on for it to work it's weird.
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    yea I had similar issues which had to do with security setting on my wifi router.. for example I noticed WPA2 was flakey and would drop every now and then so I switched to WPA Personal and it was stable. Bare in mind I did a series of tests to determine it was an issue with the ipad2 since my other wireless devices were stable.
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    This is definitely a bug in the ipad2 setup.

    I have seen the exact same problems with two brand new ipad2s. I had both of them setup on the LAN at my house. There are seven devices running from WiFi on the network and the ONLY ones that won't hold a solid wireless connection are the two iPads (one is a 3G unit and the other is WiFi only).

    Two of the units are PC Laptops that have been running for over a month without even rebooting and they never lose connection.
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    i think something is wrong with your ipad 2 wifi setting, try to reset to default
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    Try setting a static ip address in your wifi settings. What I did was write down the last know good connection information and used it for a static address. This slowed my drops dramatically BUT when I did get 1 more drop later that day I changed the router to wpa from mixed.
    Haven't had a drop in over 3 days vs dozens each day before. Mine would drop at will,sometimes even while downloading or uploading data.


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    The fact that the Wi-Fi actually turns off is unusual, and makes me wonder if something other that the iPad's usual argument with some routers is going on. There was a similar problem/bug with the 3G iPads the release of iOS 4.3.1 (or was it 4.3?) Is your iPad's iOS version up to date?

    Look under Settings >> General >> About and see what the version number is. 4.3.3 is the most recent, but 4.3.2 should be good enough to fix that bug.

    This is probably a long shot, but worth looking into I think.
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    The changing to Static IP helped a lot in my case. It drops every few hours now instead of every time it went to sleep for more than a minute. I won't go away from WPA2 on my router so I'll deal with it. Not a big just annoying to have to go turn off wifi then back on again.

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