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  • mbell1975 Calculating status...
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    Apr 4, 2010 2:39 AM (in response to Dr. JB)
    I have rebooted the ipad 3 times, doesnt help. My Macbook is running on the same wifi network just fine. Not spending $500 on something I cant even use. Its going back tomorrow.
    iMAC 2.0ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • richw2 Calculating status...
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    Apr 4, 2010 4:22 AM (in response to Dr. JB)
    No issues here! Down is 10.2 compared to iPhone at about 8. Blazing fast with no issues at all
    imac, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • powerguru Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 4, 2010 5:55 AM (in response to richw2)
    Anyone else having same issues. Please check with speedtest.net it's a free app.
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    Apr 4, 2010 6:15 AM (in response to powerguru)
    Huge differences as I move to different areas of the house. None of our other wireless devices seem to have this problem. I may get an extender today - maybe that would help????
    iPad, Mac OS X (10.0.x)
  • mercman Calculating status...
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    Apr 4, 2010 6:23 AM (in response to jghu)
    WiFi signal fluctuates. This does not happen with my 3 other Macs or iPodTouch. For an N device using my N router, the internet speed is not very fast.
    MacBook Pro 17 (2009), Mac OS X (10.5)
  • donamary Calculating status...
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    Apr 4, 2010 6:24 AM (in response to Dr. JB)
    yes, I am having the same problem. My MacBook has a strong signal, but my iPad does not load pages. VERY DISAPPOINTING
    iPad, Other OS, iPad
  • powerguru Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 4, 2010 6:28 AM (in response to jghu)
    Hopefully it's a software bug and apple fixes it with a patch after they collect all the bugs and fixes. Anyone going to apple store with this issue? Nearest apple store is over 200 miles right now.
  • Cybersafari Calculating status...
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    Apr 4, 2010 6:35 AM (in response to Tangerine23)
    Nope strong as can be using a airport extreme
    IPad, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • Andrew79 Calculating status...
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    Apr 4, 2010 6:49 AM (in response to powerguru)
    I wouldn't wait to return/exchange it (less grief to do it during the return period). It might be a hardware problem as well.

    My iPad only sees the Airport Extreme in 802.11n/5.4ghz mode when I'm next to the base station. My MacBook has a signal in another room without any problems.
    MacBook, Other OS
  • powerguru Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 4, 2010 7:05 AM (in response to Andrew79)
    I am returning mine soon. On phone with Apple support. Doing a complete restore from the web. will post the result.
  • AlphaBetaOne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 4, 2010 7:13 AM (in response to jghu)
    I have no issues what so ever! However, I have tested in various modes with varying degrees of results.

    (For those of you tech savvy enough and use it mainly around the home, I found the fastest AND most secure method-not only for mobile devices but all computing devices in general-to be MAC Address filtering, again providing you have the patience to enter each of you devices MAC addresses into the "allowed list" database on your respective routers)

    WPA = Slowest/most unreliable/connection needs to be reset
    WEP = Stable but (obviously) slower
    MAC Filtering = Fast, no issues, but not the most user friendly either for the average user either

    As far as getting an extender, thats tough to say.... it MAY help, but it also may only add more frustration for you as you find you might get the same results.

    I have Verizon FIoS, with their motorola Router, the Fiber box as well as the wireless router all reside in the basement, and as far up as the attic (4th floor) I get Very Strong reception and a clear and fast connection (again it should be noted I use MAC Address filtering as the ONLY means of securing wireless)

    That said, I am pretty certain WPA algorithm is suspect and will probably be addressed in a future patch. Also, whoever is using public unsecured WiFi hotspots, would most likely not see this issue, only on closed systems would be my guess
    iPad, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • powerguru Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 4, 2010 7:29 AM (in response to AlphaBetaOne)
    Restoring to factory settings did not help. I am going back to bestbuy and returning mine for a new one. Feels bad. Excellent product otherwise. Apple support guys were very patient.
  • lp1968 Calculating status...
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    Apr 4, 2010 7:49 AM (in response to Casa De Trevino)
    I am having the same problem. I keep dropping wifi and reentering the password. I might try going to the apple store tomorrow.
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
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