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Checklist for troubleshooting Wi-Fi connection problems.

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Thanks for the feedback. I also thought to have success with a static IP, but it did not last long.

Since I turned off the notifications two days ago the drops are less frequent. *knock on wood*

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I did not put that in, because I was under the impression that it only addresses the tracking issue.

Of course people can always trynto see if it works.

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With all the things that I have tried my drop-outs did reduce, but were still there.

I also have a time capsule connected to my router via ethernet. I now connect my IPad to the TC to access the internet. I will report back here about any changes.

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I have heard that iOS 4.3.3 fixed some peoples problems with wifi. You could always try the upgrade.

Last night I did the static ip address, wifi router to single security vs mixed, notifications off. It lasted through the night with 0 drops.
Today I installed 4.3.3 and am happy to state still no drops.
I'll post back if that changes but I might even ,gasp, turn notifications back on. I miss text notifications on TextNow :(


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Ever since I connected to my TC instead of my Linksys WAG-320 (or before my Netgear DGN834) I did not have a connection problem. So, in my case it seems to be related.

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My problem seems to be a little different. I have had my wifi iPad for about a month and it has worked immaculately. Then about a week ago, in the mornings after I lift my magnetic screen, the Internet is gone. Safari and mail agree. I go to settings, select my router etc. and click on "Renew Lease" and the Internet immediately returns. The problem seems to be reoccurring a little more frequently but the solution is always the same, and works, but is a serious pain. I have a Cisco 3000 (no changes) running mixed mode and WPA2/WPA mixed mode security.
 

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Ronchicago said:
My problem seems to be a little different. I have had my wifi iPad for about a month and it has worked immaculately. Then about a week ago, in the mornings after I lift my magnetic screen, the Internet is gone. Safari and mail agree. I go to settings, select my router etc. and click on "Renew Lease" and the Internet immediately returns. The problem seems to be reoccurring a little more frequently but the solution is always the same, and works, but is a serious pain. I have a Cisco 3000 (no changes) running mixed mode and WPA2/WPA mixed mode security.

Check the router settings, it may be disconnecting the ipad due to inactivity
 

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Thanks. But why is it getting worse? I am keying this message in for the second time since I lost connection a few minutes ago, in the middle of the day. My iPad is set to DHCP and the router has "Client Lease Time" at 0 which means 24 hours. So the iPAd, like the other computers on my home LAN (Windows XP and MAC Snow Leopard) should reconnect as usual. I rebooted the IPad yesterday - no help. I did visit my local Apple store recently and used their WiFi while waiting. Connect automatically there and back home. Could a parameter have got changed? Which?
 

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Ronchicago said:
Thanks. But why is it getting worse? I am keying this message in for the second time since I lost connection a few minutes ago, in the middle of the day. My iPad is set to DHCP and the router has "Client Lease Time" at 0 which means 24 hours. So the iPAd, like the other computers on my home LAN (Windows XP and MAC Snow Leopard) should reconnect as usual. I rebooted the IPad yesterday - no help. I did visit my local Apple store recently and used their WiFi while waiting. Connect automatically there and back home. Could a parameter have got changed? Which?

http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/W...3000-Connectivity-Problems/td-p/328752/page/2

Have a look half way down, some settings to try out

But looking at that forum, seem to be a few people having issues with it
 
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Putting a static ip address on my Ipad cured about 99% of my problem by eliminating the whole lease renewal and since changing the router to wpa2 only I have had 0 drops in over a week vs many, many per day before those 2 changes

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JJK said:
Ever since I connected to my TC instead of my Linksys WAG-320 (or before my Netgear DGN834) I did not have a connection problem. So, in my case it seems to be related.

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And still connected. With me it really was a com. problem between the router and Ipad2.

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I tried everything to get my home wifi to work and nothing. I am calling in the Geek Squad to help me. At least my husband got the laptop to work but not the iPhone or iPad2.
 

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i noticed that my laptops connect fine and ipad2 does not. after many attempts, i changed the router security to WPA/PSK from WEP. for some reason ipad2 does NOT like WEP. i only HAD this problem when i am at my parents house. and this change fixed it! :ipad-peacock:
 

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i noticed that my laptops connect fine and ipad2 does not. after many attempts, i changed the router security to WPA/PSK from WEP. for some reason ipad2 does NOT like WEP. i only HAD this problem when i am at my parents house. and this change fixed it! :ipad-peacock:

I finally gave up trying to get the iPhone and iPad2 to connect to my home wifi. It worked outside the house with no problems. $327 dollars later, it's now working. I needed a new router, needed to connect a laptop and a wireless printer. I forgot that those two items needed to be setup with or without a new router. Oh well, now my bill won't be so high when I surf the web. Glad you got yours to work.:)
 

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