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Wi-Fi iPad Issue SOLVED !

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mr-internet Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Apr 15, 2010 6:09 PM
Well being one of the first to have an ipad and now on holiday out of the USA I thught I was pooched when I lost my wifi connection and could not get it back, and they do not support it yet here in Australia.

Sympton:
The wi-fi connection was there works on iPhone etc, but no internet (sound familiar). I tried EVERYTHING including a complete reset of network then 100% reset, losing all data etc. No use.

Then I found the answer for me at least ... go to the wifi setting you have that works (but no internet). Swipe on it, bring up all the settings.
Change http proxy from (default) off to Auto. Job done

I have spoken to 10 others that this has now worked for ... good luck if it works or not let me know
http://News-Knut.net
mac mini 2 ghz 120gb 4gb ram, Windows 7, mac newbie but techie (convert from windows)
  • Level 6 Level 6 (11,035 points)
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    Apr 15, 2010 6:31 PM (in response to mr-internet)
    This may work.

    Message was edited by: wxman2003

    Message was edited by: wxman2003
    Aluminum MacBook 2.0, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • SteveCWatkins Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Apr 15, 2010 6:36 PM (in response to mr-internet)
    Interesting. It'll be interesting to see if people have good results with this. I hope a lot of folks post their experiences and feedback! Mine has been working great, or else I'd let you know myself.
    iPhone 3GS, iPad 32gb WiFi, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • Boy2323 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Apr 15, 2010 7:03 PM (in response to mr-internet)
    Surely 1 of the thousands of people with the issue can try this simple fix...post has been up for hours...
    Windows 7
  • Level 6 Level 6 (11,035 points)
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    Apr 15, 2010 7:10 PM (in response to mr-internet)
    If this works, apple owes whoever thought of this a few free ipads!
    Aluminum MacBook 2.0, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • DSLAlex Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 15, 2010 8:09 PM (in response to Boy2323)
    Maybe their iPads are working so well, they are having too much fun to stop and replay! I hope so.
    Dell Inspiron E1705, Windows Vista, Waiting for my 3G 64gb
  • Raynnes Calculating status...
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    Apr 15, 2010 8:37 PM (in response to DSLAlex)
    This didn't work for me =(
    iPad 16GB Wi-Fi, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • joshfu13 Calculating status...
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    Apr 15, 2010 8:39 PM (in response to Raynnes)
    just gave this a try and it didn't work for me.
    iPad iPhone
  • LinkLink Calculating status...
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    Apr 15, 2010 8:52 PM (in response to mr-internet)
    This didn't work for me either! I was hopeful, but it happened again less than ten minutes after I changed the settings. Dang!
    Imac, Ipod Touch, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • LinkLink Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 16, 2010 7:20 AM (in response to LinkLink)
    I tried this fix on the network at my office and it didn't seem to work there either. Less than 5 minutes after altering the network setting on my iPad it dropped the signal and asked for my password again.

    I have an appointment at the Apple store in a few hours, hopefully they have some good advice for me!
    Imac, Ipod Touch, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • red555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,550 points)
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    Apr 16, 2010 7:38 AM (in response to LinkLink)
    LinkLink, please let us know what the apple store says. Thanks.
    Dell, iPad, iPhone., Other OS
  • smoooth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 16, 2010 8:10 AM (in response to mr-internet)
    There seems to be more then one wifi problem. I've identified these different issues from various posts

    a) weak wifi signal problem
    b) wifi doesn't reconnect after sleep mode
    c) loss of connectivity even though the signal and connection looks fine
    d) intermittent on/off connectivity while browsing
    e) persistent connectivity loss with username/password prompt request

    Message was edited by: smoooth
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  • Level 6 Level 6 (11,035 points)
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    Apr 16, 2010 8:31 AM (in response to smoooth)
    What bothers me most about all these issues is Apple is be completely silent on this problem and letting their loyal customers get very upset. The loyal customers are the ones who will always buy Apple and buy the 1st version. Leaving them hang out to dry with silly excuses and remedies is not a good business model. Wait until the iPad is released in Europe next month. The second wave of complaints is about to hit. Another black eye. Perhaps Apple should focus on fixing this problem yesterday, and not focus on the new OS for the iPhone. Otherwise, the iPad will just be a one version run and their stock will plummet.
    Aluminum MacBook 2.0, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
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