Losing Wi-Fi connection

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  1. ITg33k

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    Is it possible you're turned off SSID broadcast on your WiFi router?

    Not that doing so should create some of the problems you're experiencing. (Dropped connection, having to re-enter password/pass-phrase.) But, that would prevent it from showing up on a list of WiFi networks to join.
     
  2. Billy JoeBob Roylee

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    I understand that disabling SSID broadcast requires signing into the router as an administrator. No one in my house did that.
     
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    It does.

    It's odd that your WLAN doesn't show up in the iPad's wireless network chooser, unless the SSID broadcast has been turned off. Does the wireless network show up in wireless network choosers on any other device?

    I have no clue as to what's going on. I go to "Settings -> WiFi" here at work and every AP that's w/in range shows up in the chooser. (I know which ones are which because I'm the network admin. I'm the one who put them there.)

    I'm afraid I'm out of ideas/questions. Sorry.
     
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    In the past it's been necessary to do a full reset of both router and iPad to fixe this kind of problem. Just doing one sometimes fails, and you need to do them in order.

    1) On the iPad forget the your home's network connection. Reset the iPad afterwards, as extra insurance. (Hold down the Home and Power buttons until the Apple Logo appears)

    2) While the iPad is reseting, also reset the router. Turn it off for a couple of minutes, than back on.

    3) When the network is back up, rejoin it on the iPad.

    Both the iPad and the router remember things about pre-existing connections. This routine forces both to start fresh.

    Might not work, but worth a try before comnsidering a new router.
     
  5. Billy JoeBob Roylee

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    I reset the router and Ipad but it didn't help. Do you think it would help if I went to "General"; "Reset"; "Reset Network Settings"? What would actually be reset and would that clear any settings I would have to re-enter?
     
  6. J. A.

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    It would clear your network settings:
    Wi-Fi, cellular settings, VPN, APN.
    You'll have to set them up again after resetting.
     
  7. Billy JoeBob Roylee

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    Sorry to be so dumb, but how do I reset the cellular settings, VPN, and APN? I can reset the Wi-Fi setting.
     
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    If you have set up VPN and APN, and you have an iPad with a SIM card, resetting all network settings will reset those too.
    That's done in Settings - General - Reset - Reset Network Settings, as you've described it.
     
  9. Billy JoeBob Roylee

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    I went to General/VPN and it says it's "Not Connected" and it's not turned on. I don't know about APN. I don't think I have a SIM card. I don't see it.
     
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    If you see something like this next to your Wi-Fi connection, you have a SIM card:
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    Otherwise it's Wi-Fi only.
     

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