Wifi issues

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    Ive been using my Verizon hotspot for wifi for about 5 months with no problem. Now all of a sudden my ipad says its unable to connect to the network. I've tried turning off the hotspot and ipad with no luck. Please help!
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    Have you tried to "Forget the Network" and see if that works. When you do that, you will need to enter your hotspot password again to connect.

    Also--welcome to the forum!! :)
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    Thanks Skimonkey!

    I have tried forget the network, still giving me the same error when I put in my password. I know it's not the hotspot because I've logged into it with other devices just fine.
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    Hi and welcome to iPF!

    Try this:

    Go to Settings - General - Reset - Reset Network Settings. You'll have to set up network settings again afterwards. Perhaps it will solve your problem.
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    Tried resetting the network settings and my hotspot comes up, but when I enter the password it still gives me the unable to join the network error. I've checked to make sure I've entered in the correct password. Is there some other setting I need to check?! I took my ipad up to Starbucks and was able to use the free wifi there just fine. This doesn't make any sense!
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    Reset your iPad - press both Home and Power button at the same time until the Apple logo appears. Then try again.
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    If I reset will that delete my apps?
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    It won't delete anything from your iPad, it's a perfectly safe procedure.
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    No, it's equivalent to rebooting your computer.
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    No unfortunately that didn't work either.
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    If you try to connect through Wi-Fi, make sure that Bluetooth is turned off.
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    Bluetooth is turned off. Still getting that same error message. :(
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    Are you near an apple store? A visit there might be in order.
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    Another thought:

    Note: If you see an "Unable to Join" or timeout error when trying to connect a device using Wi-Fi, ensure that you remain on the Personal Hotspot screen until the first device connects. After a device has connected, you can leave the Personal Hotspot screen and use your phone normally. Your device will automatically stop broadcasting using Wi-Fi if you put your device to sleep or after 90 seconds elapse with no devices connected using Wi-Fi. You can start broadcasting your Wi-Fi network again by tapping Settings > Personal Hotspot.
    (Apple Support)

    This is the same if you use another phone (not iPhone) as hotspot. After 90 seconds you won't get a connection.

    If this doesn't work, you should do as MoonlitSonata suggested.
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    I am going to move this to the Help Section at this time for better attention.

    Thanks,
    Ski ~ iPadforums Moderator | iPhoneForums Moderator
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    I had to go and manually enter the settings info. See if you can look at another ipad device and enter the same settings in ip address fields
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