Wi-Fi Reception: mine is not good, how's yours?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by pcorreia, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. pcorreia

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    I have an iPad Wi-Fi, not the 3G model. Cool device but worst Wi-Fi out of like 12 Wi-Fi enabled devices in the house. Running a Linksys 802.11n Router which enables Wi-Fi on my iPhone way out in my yard. The iPad has trouble operating 3 rooms away from the Router in the house! It shows high signal strength but the IPad has to be turned particular ways to get transfers to occur. Anyway, I just downloaded the new OS that says something about improving Wi-Fi connectivity. I don't see a difference really.

    Does anyone else have Wi-Fi issues?

    Is there any fix?

    FYI on August 18
    Here is what resolved my issues:


    BEFORE
    Linksys WRT300NV1 Router using WEP ( a few years old for sure)

    AFTER
    Netgear WNDR3300 dual-band Router using WPA2

    I had tried moving the Linksys around (antenna direction, etc.), it helped but still wasn't snappy response and sometimes just died. After I finally got the Netgear router talking with my Comcast modem, it worked normal and I'm satisfied now.
     
    #1 pcorreia, Jul 15, 2010
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    Mine seems to be okay in the next room, it looks like it picks up outside, but it doesn't work.
     
  3. WAM

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    No WiFi problems anywhere in the house. Haven't tried outdoors.
     
  4. Bruinboy

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    No Problems Here

    Seems to work fine for me ... In different cities and three different airports. At home I have an airport extreme router.
     
  5. Bluesjam

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    Mine's OK in the house and out on the porch.
     
  6. skippyman

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    I totally agree with pcor. Reception compared to a laptop of mine is much worse
    I can see several neighborhood wifi's with the laptop but not with the iPad.
     
  7. figmo10

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    I don't have a home WiFi router but my neighbor has one unsecured and I can't help but connecting to her signal by default.
     
  8. NumbLock

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    Yep, mine is much worse than a first gen iPod touch. I hope today's fix does the trick.
     
  9. iVan

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    The newest 3.2.1 release by Apple fixed my wifi problem.
     
  10. col.bris

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    New update fixed mine
     

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