Lousy wi-fi reception

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  1. fritz68

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    brought my ipad to work for 1st time today. had my touch yesterday and it never lost the wi-fi signal one time. the ipad will not even pick up the signal which now makes the ipad pointless. the reason i bought it was to use all day at work. anybody else have this issue?
     
  2. Superbike81

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    I've heard about a couple people complaining about this same issue, dropped Wi-Fi signals, but I haven't had any issues whatsoever.

    I use my Wi-Fi at home, school, Starbucks, and a couple cafes, and it works just as well as my iPhone or laptop do.
     
  3. Edlex

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    I find my 3G has similar range to my 1st gen touch. Which is good considering the touch is on g band which is supposed to have better range and be better through walls. I've only dropped signal when I'm at the extreme edge of that range for both of them.
     
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    I've had very good results at home and on the road in hotel rooms. I leave on anther trip tomorrow. Will give it a try in a couple of new city hotel rooms.
     
  5. rowan

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    You may want to learn how your wi-fi routers are configured at work, and especially regarding the length of time set for the "DHCP lease" 'cause that can affect it a lot.
     
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    I live in the country, and my neighbor's house is not two foot away like in the city, it is some distance from mine. But I can connect to her network from in my house, so I'd say my reception is pretty good!
     
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    Many others claim to have had similar issues. If you have the means, get to an Apple store and have them check it out. There have been units with production issues (inevitable when you're making millions of them). If it checks out ok, then you are probably the problem. Not trying to be mean here but there are definitely more "claims" of bad units than actual problems. Root of the problem is usually someone who doesn't fully understand how to properly set up a wireless network or doesn't fully understand how the network at their office works. If you really think the iPad is pointless return or sell it and go buy a Microsoft Tablet or HP Slate if/when those ever become available. I'm sure products designed and manufactured by those two giants will be 1000% fool proof. This "iPad wifi issue" is obviously starting to irk me :mad:
     
  8. dwagner88

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    My wifi model has been great keeping a signal until yesterday. Now it drops out 5-6 times a day, and it will NOT reconnect until I go into settings and fix it myself. The 3G model hasn't had these problems. I wonder what has changed to make it worse?
     
  9. Takenover83

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    I have heard reports of people with more then one iPad having this kind of issue. Maybe try a static IP, so the DHCP does not need to renew?
     
  10. CPMS

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    I just unboxed my 3G the other day and haven't used it much (everything's on my 64G wifi). I gotta check this issue out. If the static IP is the solution I'm screwed because it isn't an option for Time Warner residential service in Honolulu. I need to get both ipads going, had to fight my 2 year old this morning for the wifi iPad. Evidently daddy's work isn't as important as Mickey's Clubhouse.....:eek:
     

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