Ipad drops wifi connection

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  1. nickwebster

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    Hi
    My ipad2 keeps dropping the wi-fi connection. I renew the lease in settings to get it back but it keeps going this every so often. I don't think there's a problem with the router as laptop and iPod touch don't drop connection in the same way.

    Does anyone have any suggestions.

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  2. Owl

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    Hi Nick, I'm glad you are asking this question because I have the very same problem. All the other computers do just fine but my iPad drops off every 10-15 minutes. I simply turn the WiFi off on it and then back on. That solves the problem 'til the next time it drops off.
     
  3. nickwebster

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    Yes, exactly the same. You can renew lease as an option under the wifi which may save you a few seconds but it's still very annoying.
     
  4. nickwebster

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    It's an ipad2. And I think the os is the latest.

    No worries, Nick. Continue.:)
     
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  5. nickstock

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    Well if it's only at home you could try setting a fixed ip ( you will have to know a bit about networks to do this)
    By doing that your iPad becomes less dependant on what your router is telling it.
    You could reboot your router ( might be worth a shot)
    If your all backed up then a restore might solve it.

    Sent from my iPad2
     
  6. Porshe

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    Mine does the same. It is a big PITA to keep reseting.

    Wonder what apple can do or do they know about this or do they care?

    It is getting old and I would like to see it fixed.
     
  7. 55julie55

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    I have the occasional problem with dropping out also.
    Mine is definitely a location problem
    In a remote pacific region and the wi fi is only so so.
    Just grateful to have it at all
     
  8. danx55

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    hi guys

    yeah i get this too sometimes - wifi signal looks strong still but safari etc just dies - so need to turn wifi setting off/on to sort - or reboot it sometimes

    was a bit unhappy when it stopped at the end of an iplayer prog i was watching :/

    maybe an ios5 fix :)

    cheers
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  9. lauramacky

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    I had this problem as well. After trying renewing lease and the other things mentioned here, I went to the apple store for help. They had me back up my iPad on my computer by syncing it and then I did a total restart. After that I synced the iPad to my computer to bring back all my iPad stuff and the problem was fixed.
     
  10. howell

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    This issue drives me nuts. We need this fixed and more granular controls of WiFi. For instance, my iPad grabs other floors routers instead of the current floor I'm on. Why not just let me prioritize which should be selected based on geolocation, time, signal strength, etc.
     

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