iPad Mini 2 Disconnects From Wireless Modem

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  1. TechnicGeek

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    Hi,

    I used to connect wireless router to my ISP's modem and all worked fine until I decided I do no longer need wireless router and started connecting through ISP's modem. Then around once a week I get disconnected from ISP's modem. Reconnecting does not help, restarting ISP's modem does not help. The only thing that helps is restarting iPad. I do not have this problem with other devices that I connect to ISP's modem.

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  2. scifan57

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    Why not reconnect your wireless router?
     
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    @scifan57 It hangs sometimes and I have to manually restart it. Also takes space on my table.
     
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    I have the iPad mini 2.
    I use it via my iPhone hotspot.
    And every now and then, connecting is slow or stubborn to connect.
    Like you doing a "restart" on the iPad fixes it.
    Maybe it is a quirk that you need to accept.
     
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    @ TechnicGeek - I agree w/ Scifan.., but suggest that you provide more information: 1) Which ISP do you use; and 2) Is their 'modem' a combo modem/router that also provides a Wi-Fi network? A modem (more info HERE which you may already know?) is simply a way to connect to the internet and offers little other protection to your devices on a home network; a router is more complex and typically provides a firewall, DHCP, NAT, wireless Wi-Fi, and possibly other features.

    Now I'm assuming that your ISP has provided you w/ a combo modem/router and the latter establishes a Wi-Fi network so that your devices can connect - is that correct? If so, you should not be using 2 routers w/ active DHCPs - either use the combo device w/ the modem or disable the router in the modem and use your own router; also, your ISP's machinery may be the issue and likely can be exchanged at no cost (I'm about to do that w/ an older Spectrum DVR on my den TV).

    Now I've made several assumptions that may be incorrect; if so, my apologies but please explain your setup further at any rate. Dave :)
     

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