Wifi Performance

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  1. mossman

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    I'm sorry if this has already been discussed, but I haven't read about this particular issue so I'd thought I'd post for feedback . . .

    My Wifi connection has generally been quite reliable. I've never dropped a signal in my home. However there has been one issue. Sometimes, not always, when I launch the ipad from stand-by mode the wifi connection is not on. What's unusual about this is that if I launch any native iPad app (such as Safari, or Maps, etc.) the Wifi just reconnects as the app launches without a hitch. However for non-native apps the connection does not reestablish itself on app launch.

    I consider this a really minor issue as all I need to do to get my wifi back is open an app and then press home. That solves the problem. However I thought I would see if there is a fix nonetheless.

    Again, I know there have been wifi issues, espicially with the non-3G models (mine is a 3G), but I haven't heard of this specific issue before.
     
  2. Gazuga6176

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    Wifi sucks on iPad. Bottom line. Hopefully it's a software issue.
     
  3. ayerbusiness

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    I don't have problems with my iPad wifi because it really works well for me. If you have problems wit your wifi connection, maybe your router is the one to blame. You should check if your home router is working.
     
  4. mossman

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    My router is in great shape. It's one of the best routers on the market, and it works flawlessly with my other devices (computers, PS3, Squeezebox radios, etc.). And actually, except for this one thing, the iPad as well.

    A slight correction to my original post, I tried to launch wifi by looking at my mail (in another native app) and that didn't work. So it's just Safari and App Store that I have confirmed triggers the wifi to connect again. Strange.
     
  5. gentlefury

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    yup wifi works great for me, the only issue I've had is occasionally when I open RockApp for some reason it will say I have the wrong wifi password, asking to enter it...I don't I just go to settings and retap the wifi and its fine.

    Not sure whats causing that.
     
  6. Edlex

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    Let's know a bit more about your setup. Security? Is everything auto or do you have fixed ip. G or N? How far from router are you when it happens.
     
  7. Myipad

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    Wifi issue

    My iPad does weird thing sometimes like it's connected to wifi, but can't download data. I have to turn off and on wifi.

    Anyone has the same issue?
     
  8. Rocket

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    Wifi

    Hi I live in Canada and have been wanting a Ipad, for the internet and games and notes and such, it seems like a really neat machine. I already have had an Imac for 2 years and love it , the thing is I can't believe the problems people have been having with the Wifi , I guess the thought of me buying one and having nothing but aggravation with it has got the best of me for now, I went and bought a new 13 macbook pro which is really sweet. I will wait for the second or third generation Ipad before I buy .
     
  9. lilman

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    My wifi is usually off when I return from sleep. I have to go into settings and select my network (even though it's the only saved network available) to get the wifi up again. The wifi also drops randomly while web browsing, such as in the middle of writing a thread post. Sometimes it comes back automatically, but usually I have to go into settings to select my network again. I don't get it, if there is only one saved network available then I wish the iPad would automatically connect to it (like it says it will in the wifi settings screen). Hopefully the next update will fix the wifi hiccups.

    *sigh* Wifi disconnected when I tried to first post this. Had to manually select my network again.
     
  10. CaptKirk

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    WiFi works extremely well for me, I've use over two dozen WiFi routers over time and not one glitch or problem yet.
     

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