Wi fi problem

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  1. alex.cavers

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    Hi,

    I seem to be able to browse, download etc ok most of the time, but every now and again my iPad 2 informs me that it's not connected to the Internet, even though the little icon is right there in the top left corner. Turning wifi off then on again seems to sort this out, which isn't a huge hassle but sometimes this can happen every 5 mins for an hour or so.

    Am I missing something, or may this even be a problem with my wifi connection?

    Hope someone can help

    Cheers
    Alex
     
  2. Stefx

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    What channel (1-11) is your router set to?
     
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    Shutting down the router for a couple minutes and restarting often helps. You should also go into your iPad's Wi-Fi settings, select the network and tell it to Forget while the router is down.
     
  4. alex.cavers

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    Stefx - it's set to channel 6, which I think is permanent.

    Twerpoet - will give that a try.

    Thanks folks.

    Have also heard that this problem may be caused by the magnet in the smart cover....hmmm
     
  5. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    I don't think the magnet in the Smart Cover has any effect but I'd be interested to know where you heard that.

    Tim
     
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    Maybe it is your WiFi. You can check this out with a Windows laptop runnng the program SSIDer. Gives an overview of present accesspoints and signal strengths in a graphic manner. Have the same problem with a KPN hotspot in La Place restaurant in Rotterdam. Hotspot has a lot of interference of other kotspots in the neighbourhood.
     
  7. alex.cavers

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    Tim - was just told to me by another user in another part of this forum. That's how rumours start, I suppose! Don't believe everything you read, eh?
     
  8. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    Well, it's always possible that there's some esoteric effect but I would have thought that Apple would have undertaken some pretty rigourous testing before releasing the Smart Cover onto the market. I can't see, either, what the technical reason would be. I was always taught 'Association is not causation'. The fact that two effects are associated doesn't mean that one causes the other.

    Many years ago I went to a lecture where the speaker was trying to prove that sunspots affected the global climate. He gave a long and detailed account and some very convincing evidence. Then, at the last minute, in a warning note of self-deprecation, he projected a slide that showed the correlation between the average world temperature and the size of the potato crop in Pategonia. The correlation was over 0.9. (and just in case you're not into correlation, perfect correlation is 1).

    Tim
     
  9. alex.cavers

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    Tim - I think I saw something similar where the falling number of pirates was linked to rising global temperatures
     
  10. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    I think Global Warming is responsible for everything these days, though I've been unable to convince my Bank Manager that it's the cause of my financial situation....

    Tim
     
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