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

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

  1. wot_fan

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    Since the update, my download speed has increased significantly (according to the Speedtest.net app). Before the update, I was getting about 8,000kb/sec down and 4,400kb/sec up. Now I am getting about 15,000kb/sec down and 4,400kb/sec up.

    I ran across a site that tested 3.2 vs 3.2.1. Here is a pic of their results.
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  2. pcorreia

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    Ended up going to Best Buy to test; I think it's my Router

    Before I left on a Business Trip, I went down to Best Buy in Federal Way, WA. Talked w them about my issue. Was invited to walk around the store and see if I could reproduce my issue documented in the first entry of my original post. Really good WiFi response in Best Buy, all over the rather big store. It must be my Linksys Router at home. I bought a NetGear ??? Multi-band Router (~$100) to try out when I get back tomorrow. I'll document my results and post tomorrow.

    Thanks to everyone for the feedback so far!
     
  3. antony6905

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    WIFI Connectivity

    Since I up dated the IPAD software 3.2.1 am now able to have good connectivity even when I i install the Weather Channel APP
     
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    The update didn't make any noticeable improvement with WiFi reception with either me or my wife's iPad. Always worked good for me
     
  5. Azieser

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    I have experienced excellent reception on my Ipad. I would note that the first post stated 12 wireless devices. If a large number of these are active on a normal home router you may experience dropped connections from time to time. Depending of course on how many units you have active. At the risk of being ostracized on this site, Android offers an free wifi analyzer app that will make suggestions for your network connections in case you are having issues. I am sure there are similar apps for the Iphone and Ipad.
     
  6. Hasty

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    I use an iPhone app called WiFiFoFum. Simple display of nearby networks and channels.
    Don't know if it's still available but there are comparable ones available.

    If you find one channel popular locally, always good to switch your modem to another.
    Never had a wireless problem with the iPad, but then I bought a new modem at the same time......
     
  7. jecastej

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    Yes, with the update the improvement is substantial, faster connections and better signal.
     
  8. Fool

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    My iPad is new and has only ran 3.2.1 but wifi is poor

    I got it online from apple uk
    So might take it to a store to see what they say.
     
  9. jkhonea

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    My reception and speed has been exceptional.
     
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    I have the latest iPad updates and still experienced problems connecting in different part of my house and out on my deck. After reading this forum this morning, I tried holding my iPad upside down just briefly and sure enough I was able to connect. So now I can connect when even when I am outside on my deck by briefly holding the unit upside down. Once I connect then I seem to be able to hold the connection in the right side up position. Just need to make the initial connection.:):)
     

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