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Dr. JB Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
Wifi reception seems weak with slow downloads.
Getting one bar while my MBP getting a strong signal.
I have an airport extreme base station (latest generation, firmware up to date).
Anyone else having wifi issues?

20" imac intel core duo, 2GB,, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 17" MBP 2.66, iPhone 3Gs iPad wifi
  • 1. Re: Weak wifi
    Tangerine23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, I'm having the same issues. I reset the network settings and/or shut down and then it works great for a few minutes and then I get hung up.
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    etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (24,270 points)
    Dr. JB wrote:
    Anyone else having wifi issues?


    Nope
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    Andrew79 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My signal keeps fluctuating from strong to weak, while my MacBook and iPhone show a consistent signal at the same location.
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    flavius99 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    No problems here. Note: My wireless network is run by apple devices.-
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    dchao99 Level 4 Level 4 (2,040 points)
    I was playing with one at BB today, and the Safari browser seems slow.
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    tdbc Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
    I have also noticed very weak wifi signal in my 16GB iPad. Even when standing in front of the wlan router the signal fluctuates from strong to very weak. The router has very strong signals as every other computer here has full signal strength, even 20-30 meters from the router. So there is definitely a wifi signal issue here with the iPad.
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    dkab Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same here. Weak Wi-fi that constantly goes from three down to one bar Hope this is a software issue and not crappy wifi antenna
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    mbell1975 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same here. Signal is weak, downloading anything is painfully slow and it will drop the signal and go offline every 5-10 minutes. Pretty annoying. Going to take it to a Borders tomorrow and make sure its not my Sprint Overdrive wifi thats the issue.
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    powerguru Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Yes I have seen weak performance too while surfing the web. My macbook and my iPhone seems faster than my iPad.
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    Casa De Trevino Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Having same problem with wifi being weak and constantly fluctuating. I have to keep entering my password to regain access to my network after having lost a signal. Two iPhones and two MacBooks showing full signal with no interrupts. Certainly hope this is fixable. Too pricey of a toy for it to have this issue right of box.
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    mbell1975 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well I hope it is fixable as well but lets be honest, just about any brand new device is going to have some issues. The cool thing about being some of the first to own it are the bragging rights. The not so cool thing is being the proverbial guinea pigs
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    powerguru Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Ok. I used speedtest.net app both on iPhone 3GS and the new iPad. I clearly see the difference.

    iPad download speed is 1.83 megabits/sec whereas
    iPhone 3GS download speed is 14.77 megabits/sec

    Upload speed seems comparable.

    Also iPad uses 802.11 n and iphone 3GS uses 802.11 g.

    Common apple send out a fix now. Disappointing.
  • 13. Re: Weak wifi
    powerguru Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Ok. I used speedtest.net app both on iPhone 3GS and the new iPad. I clearly see the difference.

    iPad download speed is 1.83 megabits/sec whereas
    iPhone 3GS download speed is 14.77 megabits/sec

    Upload speed seems comparable.

    Also iPad uses 802.11 n and iphone 3GS uses 802.11 g. I do have N router.

    Common apple send out a fix now. Disappointing.
  • 14. Re: Weak wifi
    Dr. JB Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Thanks for the responses-I see it isn't just me.
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