Ipad 2 won't connect wifi after activate the 3G

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    Hi, I'm new in here.

    Just bought :ipad-front: Ipad2 3G 32GB couple days ago.
    The wifi works well until today I'm activating the 3G network.
    After that, my ipad can't connect to the wifi again, always connect to 3G.

    I've already try to resetting the network (setting - general - reset - reset network settings).

    It can join to the wifi, but can not connect to the network or internet.
    Try to using static ip, still not working.
    Turn off the cellular data (setting - general - cellular data - off) still not help. In the upper left corner only display "ipad" with no wifi signal.

    Anybody has a clue how to fix this?

    Thanx in advance.
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    The easiest first way to try to solve ‘unexplained’ or ‘unusual’ problems with the iPad are:-

    Force the offending app to close. If you have iOS 4.2 or 4.3 double-press the ‘Home’ button to bring up the multi-task bar at the bottom of the screen. Press *and hold* any icon until they start to ‘jiggle’. Then tap the top left-hand corner of the app that you want to close. It will ‘disappear’ from the list. Don’t panic - you’ve not deleted it, just closed it. Now tap the Home screen and the multi-task bar will disappear. Re-open the iPad’s app and see if the problem has resolved itself. If not, it’s on to possible solution number two!!
    Restart the iPad. Press *and hold* the Power button. After a couple of seconds a slider control will appear asking you to confirm that you really want to switch the iPad off (this is all you’ll be doing). Slide the control to accept. A rotating white ‘bezel’ will appear in the iPad screen as the iPad powers down (it takes a few seconds, just like it would if you were shutting down your PC). When the screen of the iPad has gone completely blank, press *and hold* the Power button for a couple of seconds until the white Apple logo appears and the iPad starts to power up. This takes several seconds, so be patient. During the power up the automatic screen orientation function is disabled, so don’t panic. A few seconds before the power up is complete, the iPad plays a little ‘jingle’ and then you’re back to the Home screen. Restart the iPad’s app and see if the problem persists. Apple (and Forum members) recommend that you power down your iPad at least once a week, just as you might regularly completely switch off your PC. The normal procedure of just briefly pressing the Power button of the iPad merely puts it to ‘sleep’. Most Forum members have found that one of the two methods I’ve mentioned here cure a whole bunch of unexplained problems and are an easy first step to resolving most anything that happens on the iPad.

    Tim
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    Thank's Tim.

    Finally after several experiments, my wifi can connect as well.
    Here step by step what I've done.

    Turn off the wifi and cellular data.
    Pull out the sim card.
    Restart the ipad, then resetting the network (again).
    Turn the wifi on, join my network. Connect ... try to browse my network and the Internet.
    Turn on the cellular data.
    Shut down the ipad, then inserting the sim card.
    Turn on the ipad and voila ... carrier service and wifi signal shows in the upper left corner. Input the APN parameters.
    Try the 3G connection by turn off the access point :)
    Browse the internet, ok ... Then turn on the access point again. It can connect to my network again.
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    Thanks for the update and the description of how you fixed the problem. I'll remember that in case anyone else has the same problem. Thanks for taking the time and the trouble to post it here.

    Glad you've got your iPad back working 100%. Enjoy your iPad and have a great day.

    Tim
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    Thanks Caparuni,
    I had same problem, all is well now that you're here,cheers
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    Sounds good ....more help please!

    Hey! Yes my iPad 2 objects to connecting to wifi too! I only get the wifi symbol when 3G is turned off, and then, despite having wife
    I symbol and all settings correct and being joined to my network, it says I'm not connected.
    I am going to try your system but there are a couple of things I don't understand.
    What are APN parameters and how do I input them?
    What are access points and how do I turn them on and off?
    Thanks in advance?:
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    APN parameter provided by your cellular data provider. You should ask them the parameter.


    Access point is your wifi transceiver. You can turn off by unplug the electricity power or press the power button.

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