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Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by DeniseS, May 4, 2011.
Change your wifi connection to WEP-64...should work like a charm.
Something changed on mine because when I bought my Ipad it had 4.2 and worked flawlessly . When I upgraded to 4.3.0, same thing. When I upgraded to 4.3.1 the problem showed up, again not just my home network and my wife's same model with 4.2 does not do it. As far as other equipment not having the issue I agree totally with your words and would still be pointing at my router if it was only at home and/or didn't start with an upgrade and/or the exact model with a lesser ios number not having the problem.
It may very well be the networks but I don't see StarBucks, my local McDonald's, my library, Burger King or Books a Million, my dads next door neighbor (yes I have permission to use his network) doing a firmware upgrade on their network so I can use my Ipad there
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When I had these symptoms, it seemed like the iPad, but was not.
I rebooted the router and everything went back to normal (I.e working just fine).
I have had the same problem with the drop offs with the ipad2. Never had this with the 1. I've rebooted the router and the iPad and it's been ok for the past 2 days. Now here's the kicker. I'm on a 20 mbps Fiber op network with Bell and the download rates on the ipad1 were consistently 18-20 mbps. With the ipad2 I can't get more than 8-10. Even my iphone 4 gives me over 15 Mbps. I have had this issue with all versions of the OS on this iPad. Can only hope a firmware upgrade will fix the problem. Makes me wish ihad kept the ipad 1. Anyone else experienced this?
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Your theory is spot on. I was using a Dlink router which has (in no particular order) My TV, Blue Ray DTS system, PVR and PC all wired connections.
A re-boot would restore connectivity to wireless devices... (laptop, Ipad and mobile phone) Purchased a netgear high gain modem / router combo, and have had no problems since. It's all down to the signal strength. Also, if you live in an area where your wireless devices can see many other networks, the one with the strongets signal is often the cause of the issue. Router modem combos are cheap, and it certainly solved my problems!
Hello folks! Thanks for the info about resetting the router. I did it and my iPad hasn't dropped off line yet (for several hours).
I hope my connectivity problems are a thing of the past.
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I notice one thing that hasn't been mentioned yet, and that is wifi signal enhancement.
I replaced the very little antenna that came with my router with a 7dbi indoor omni-directional antenna, which is supplied with a 1.5 m extension cable, allowing a much better placement of the antenna together with a greater received signal strength throughout the extended service area.
I would suggest that you must be sure that your wifi security is enhanced otherwise everybody in the local neighborhood will be hooking into your improved wifi AP.
Additionally while home I generally hook up to wifi in airplane mode, which seems to focus and concentrate the iPad's mind on the job at hand.
I hope this adds to the discussion of possible solutions.