Update to version 5.1 problems

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    Hi all, I am new to this group. Last year I purchased my new iPad2 and have encountered problems trying to up date to version 5.1.
    I tried using iTunes on my PC 6 times and it timed out each time. I then downloaded it using my browser which worked ok.
    However I have had no success installing it, the error 3194 comes up every time. I have
    Downloaded new version of itune
    Remove all USBs
    Checked windows is up to date
    Turned off security system and firewall
    Restarted my PC
    What else is there for me to do before I take it to an Apple store?
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    You are having a bad time of it but this Error code 3194 would indicate that you don't have the latest version of iTunes installed, what version do you have?

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

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    Hi leelai and thanks for your comments. My version of iTunes is 10.1.2. I even deleted my first copy of it in case it was corrupted, and replaced it with another
    Nukunu
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    You need to update your iTunes as that isn't the latest version. It is now 10.6, so do this and you should be on your way.
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    Hi leelai, downloaded iTunes 10.6.0.40, did all the other things like firewall etc and it still failed to work. I didn't say that the software update file was iPad2,1-5.0.1-9A405-Restore.ipsw
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    Can you tell me what version you are on now, look in Settings - General - About and look for Version. If I've got this right are you saying that the update you are doing is for 5.0.1?
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    The version is 4.3.5 (8L1)
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    Updating now will take you to 5.1 and the jump to IOS 5 is a huge one and will take some time and depends on what you already have on your iPad. Make sure you do a backup first. Try switching to a different USB port, turn off virus protection and firewall for the duration. Are you on the same PC that you have used for your iPad?
    Here is a video mini tutorial for you that I found helpful

    Try again and see how you go.
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    At last I have cracked the problem. I had forgotten that my Tivio had a wireless connection to my modem which it uses to update the tv programming. Last night, after 11 hours I was able to download and then install the update! Thanks for your help and sorry to have wasted your time
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    Well that's great to hear, better keep that in mind for next time, but from now on you will be able to update OTA (over the air) You didn't waste my time at all, I'm just glad you were finally able to update, and you're going to love all the new features you'll have now. Enjoy!

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