6235 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: Apr 16, 2010 12:46 PM by Merged Content 1
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2010 11:42 AM (in response to FrankPalmer)I dont expect it to either, but It's part of their process. Time will tell.
EdMini Mac, iPhone 3GS 32 GB, iPad 4GB, XP (3), W7, Vista, NT4 (2), iPod (3), Windows XP Pro, Software developer for Windows and iPhone/iPad/Droid
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2010 1:00 AM (in response to FrankPalmer)Did a restore.
I then decided to set up a genius bar appointment to see if they could help.
After various discussions about how my iPhone Nor iMac in the same location are NOT losing connectivity they decided to replace the unit.
I brought it home and the same thing is happening with this device.
I have had similar occurrences on both secure and unsecured networks.15 inchMBP, 27inch iMac, iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone OS 3.1.3
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2010 5:05 AM (in response to Teknology)I think because not everyone is having a issue that this is ether a assembly issue with the iPad or a hardware defective issue. I cannot say for sure but why these issues are not caught before release is probably due to the fact that I suspect Apple loyalists usually test these products on Apple networks.
Such as Airport Extremes and such. I just wonder how many third party routers actually the iPad gets tested on. Certainly in the past I have had issue with my iPod Touch and some routers. I suspect that their is incompatibility with some third party router chipsets. This could be a firmware issue or it could be hardware. One reason I believe this is that the same iPad can connect just fine on some networks and not connect on others.Mac Mini 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2010 11:05 AM (in response to John Scott1)I actually was previously on a D-Link router that was a few years old with the newest firmware.
I then replaced the router with a new Airport and the issue is still persisting.
This makes me believe that it is not a router issue.15 inchMBP, 27inch iMac, iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone OS 3.1.3
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2010 12:14 PM (in response to LocalGuy217)Im sorry to hear so many having issues. Mine works fine. FWIW I have a Cisco (Linksys WRT610N V1) router and connect via wireless "N". What you might want to try is to temparily remove security from your router and reboot the router. See if you can conect and stay connected. Also, is anyone tracking if they are having any issues with a specific router or mfg?
JimiMac 24 w/3.06 gHz, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iTouch 2nd Gen / iPhone 3GS
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2010 1:01 PM (in response to LocalGuy217)I got so frustrated with the iPAD I returned it figuring that if it was a hardware issue the fix would be a long time coming. I was in an Apple store today and asked "When do you think Apple will solve the wifi problem with the iPAD? Their answer "What problem?" So instead of thinking of repurchasing in a couple weeks once the problem is fixed I've concluded that Apple is in serious denial...it's not OUR problem it's the router. Who ever heard of spending $700 or so on a new piece of electronics and go to technical blogs to solve its problem. Since my router is new and state of the art and I have no problems with anything else (including my iTouch) how can I possibly believe Apple? Inconsistent connection, no conncetion after being asleep, forgets the security codes but won't accept it when correctly entered, I have decided to put off rebuying the iPAD indefinitely!!!!!Dell Inspiron 531, Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2010 1:57 PM (in response to FrankPalmer)Did NOT work for me either..
I've tried everything I can, and I hate to give it back, but if it's going to be a non-stop problem, I don't want to keep an 800 plus dollar toy that doesn't work correctly. (including all the little apurtenants thereto, such as a dock, case, extra charger, and more.. for those who will question the price paid)macbook pro 15in, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 2.66 Core 2 Duo , 4 gig 1067 DDR3
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2010 2:15 PM (in response to jpeffall)I'm one of the lucky ones with an iPad that works fine. I could understand the standard Genius response in a store because surely more are going out with no problems than with. Problems always seem bigger here on the boards than they may be statistically in the population at large.
However, for those of you that do have the problem, the response from Apple shouldn't surprise you either. Historically, they always either downplay or deny problems with products until they're fixed (and that isn't unusual in the industry). Just in the last 2 or 3 years, there have been problems with graphics in iMacs, issues with MacBooks, iPhones and so on. It's just a matter of being patient enough to sit through the company rhetoric and wait for the fix.24" Aluminum iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2010 5:59 PM (in response to LocalGuy217)I've had a little of everything... I just went out and purchased an Airport Extreme over the weekend to replace the Linksys router in my house and now I'm having weak signal issues on the second floor of the house. I'm also having connection and dropped signal issues when I use a Sprint MiFi to connect at the office.
I agree that this will probably be a wait and see game for a week or two.
But even with the hassles, I still love my iPad!Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2010 7:01 PM (in response to denniscar)I feel so bad for the people that are having troubles, but it is hard to believe it is all these routers. In the last week I have connected to open and secured networks all over town and have never had a problem with any of them. I don't think I was just lucky to get all the right routers with the latest firmware on them! Surely it seems logical to conclude that my iPad is working as intended and these other iPads with connection issues have a problem. Hopefully getting a replacement unit will fix your problem if you are having one. There are some units that are working without wifi problems - probably lots of them.imac 27" i5, Mac OS X (10.6.2), IPad
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2010 7:19 PM (in response to denniscar)Hi all: i have wifi connection problems with my new iPad 32GB.
To start, it connects fine, works for 10-15 minutes then if it goes to sleep, then wakes, it forgets the network, and/ or the WEP key. i have a new Verizon wireless router and FIOS network. i am sitting two feet away from the router antenna. I have a macbook, iphone, ipod touch and all of these Apple devices work on the wifi network- never any problems for over a year with these Apple devices. My question is, what is different about the iPad? Is it a hardware or software issue?
Verizon has locked down the router; i can't change the router settings. Anyway, I want to bring the iPad out to location N (Starbucks, wherever)- who knows if these places have configured their routers to be compatible with the iPad wifi problem?
I tried a reset of the iPad, and tried Forget Network, and reestablish connection, but no luck. i even erased the iPad and rebuilt, with the result being the same wifi connectivity problem.
I spoke with Apple Support and no one seems to know what the problem is. I went to my local Apple store and got a replacement iPad- but the replacement iPad has the same wifi connection problems.
My second question is, should I return the iPad and wait until these devices are fixed? Or if I keep it, then time is running out on the warranty... and if the wifi connectivity problem turns out to be a hardware issue, I don't know if Apple would fix it out of warranty...
It took $600 to be an Early Adopter, and now all my gloating about my new iPad seems foolish.Macbook Pro, mac everything