Losing Wi-Fi connection

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  1. Billy JoeBob Roylee

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    Ipad 2, 7.0
    My ipad doesn't stay connected to my home Wi-Fi. No problems with my other devices. I go to "Settings" and it says, "Not Connected". I open "Choose a Network, Other" and I have to put in my network name and choose my security (WPA) and password. It takes a little while for it to connect. A little later I usually lose the connection and have to put the info in again. Very annoying. Any ideas? Thanks.
     
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    Have you tried resetting your WiFi router? It's fairly common for that to help.
     
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    Yes, I have reset the router. It didn't help. My wife doesn't seem to have a problem with her notebook.
     
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    Hard to say, really.

    With our old Access Point, a NetGear, it was the AP. Any one of my wife's or my mobile devices (all Android at the time) would regularly lose connection and not be able to re-establish it. With our new AP, an Ubiquiti, my wife's Lenovo tablet, after its recent Android update, would drop WiFi regularly.

    We both have iPads, now, and I have an iPhone. No more problems.

    What's the signal strength like? I noticed, doing some experimenting in a less-than-ideal environment, last weekend, that both my iPad and my iPhone seemed slow to "see" weak networks. Very slow. (Though they held on quite tenaciously once they acquired them.)
     
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    I knew this would be a head scratcher. This has been the longest I've stayed connected since this problem started a couple of days ago. Only my ipad is affected. Location shouldn't be a factor since it hasn't changed. Still sittin' at home. How do you check signal strength? I think it will. . .(at this point I lost the connection and had to put my Wi-Fi information in again.) be ok but I'll do it if you tell me how.
     
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    It's the nature of radio and computers and stuff.

    You don't have a WiFi signal strength indication in the upper-left corner? Looks vaguely pie-shaped?

    Are you re-entering your WiFi networks credentials every time just because you think you have to, or is your iPad actually losing them?

    You should be able to regain the connection simply by selecting the WiFi network from the list (Settings -> WiFi) and pressing "Join."

    You shouldn't have to keep re-entering the network's access credentials. If the iPad is actually losing those, then there's something definitely amiss--and it's way more than just a WiFi problem.
     
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    No indicator. Just "bookmark" and "cloud tabs" icons and a + to open a new page. Obviously, my cell phone has it (bars).

    I have to re-enter the info when I'm not connected. When I click on "join", an error message pops up that says, "Cannot Find Network" or something like that. So I go to "Find A Network" and put in all of my info again, including "Security".
     
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    The symbols you refer to are for your Safari browser. The signal strength is indicated in the top left corner next to "iPad".
     
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    What member Jupiter7 wrote.

    How can you click on "Join", after selecting a wireless network to join, if it cannot find the network?

    No offence intended, but, "or something like that" isn't going to work. Computers and networks are literal. We need to know exactly what's going on in order to help.

    Something here is not making sense. When you join a network, the iThing "remembers" the network credentials. If you pick a wireless network with which you'd previously joined from a list, it should re-use the memorized credentials.

    I'm new to iThings. Maybe it's me?
     
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    Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I had to go out and finish working in my garden.

    OK. I see the strength indicator. The 2nd line from the top goes on and off and back on.

    When I lose the Wi-Fi connection, I go to "Settings". On the far left sidebar across from Wi-Fi where it should show the name of the network, it says "Not Connected". To the right of that, is "Wi-Fi". Under that there are no networks listed. I click on "Choose A Network" and I enter the name of my network. I click on "Security" and choose "WPA" from the drop-down window. ("WPA" is on my router.). Then I go back to the previous page and enter my security code. Then I click "Join". After a few minutes the Wi-Fi comes back on. . .for a while.

    No offense taken. I understand. I said "or something like that" b/c I wasn't sure I remembered it exactly right.

    When I go to "Settings", there's no list of networks to choose from. . none.
     

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