iPad will not discover Wi-Fi anymore

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    We have an iPad 1 that will no longer discover or connect to any Wi-Fi networks. I have done a hard reset as well as a factory restore and I still have the same problem. We have several laptops and our iPad 2 connected to the same Wi-Fi connection with no problems so it is not our connection. It will also not discover my home connection or public hot spots.

    Can someone please help me fix this problem?
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    Things can break you know.
    I assume that your already considered hardware fault.
    I would try to install some external application that can better sense WiFi like "Wi-Fi Finder"
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    Just some quick thoughts.......firstly, airplane mode hasn't been enabled? When in settings>wifi and you are somewhere that you know has wifi are any networks listed?

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    I was thinking the same, I had the same problem only to find out many hours later that my friend had switched it on.
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    Don't forget to try and reboot the routers, even though the other devices are working. Routers sometimes take a dislike to a MAC address, and need to be reminded who the boss is. Leave the router off for at least two minutes before turning it back on. Restoring the iPad does nothing to change the MAC address.

    While the router is rebooting it's not a bad idea to go into Settings > General > Reset, and reset the network settings on the iPad.

    Given that you have problems with two different routers, I'm not confident this will work, but it's worth a try.

    And just to be sure there really is not a hardware problem, you might try a few public wi-fi spots and see it they work.
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    Thanks Everyone
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