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iPad WiFi in UK.

16290 Views 52 Replies Latest reply: Apr 5, 2012 5:18 PM by Alaska99801 RSS
  • tommclaughlan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 3, 2010 5:33 AM (in response to Dan Mitchell1)
    I have the 64gb wifi only iPad. It connects no problem at all to my home network but it's a nightmare trying to connect to BT Openzone at Starbucks or to other free public networks, eg The Cloud at Pret a Manger. I get all the bars showing and am taken to the sign-on page but then clicking on the Login button does nothing. It just sits there forever. I've tried renewing the lease for the IP address and all the other things Apple recommends but still have no joy. The odd thing is that on one occasion, after sitting there for 15 minutes, it connected. But I know that if I walk back in to the same store now and turn on the iPad I'll be back to square one.

    Incidentally, there is no problem with the networks at these places - I'm able to connect my iPhone and MBP.

    I've seen lots on the web about the wifi problem - is it something that affects individual units or is it a generic issue? In other words, am I best off just asking for a replacement?
    MBP 17", Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,275 points)
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    Jun 3, 2010 6:04 AM (in response to tommclaughlan)
    Well, that's interesting what you say about connecting after 15 minutes. I have the exact same thing happen with my Access Point at home.
    Connecting to my main router is always fine, but several devices including my iPad, seem to have to wait around 10-15 minutes before getting a proper IP address from my Netgear Access Point.
     iPhone 3GS 32Gb OS 3.1.3,  iPad 32Gb 3G
  • MarkPeters Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 3, 2010 12:49 PM (in response to igmackenzie)
    I was also having disconnection issues (Linksys Wag200G) , just changed it to WPA2. Too early to tell if it has fixed the disconnection issues, but it seems faster! I'll report back about whether or not the disconnections are fixed.
    Apple iPad 32gb Wifi only, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • tommclaughlan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 13, 2010 2:55 AM (in response to Dan Mitchell1)
    Hi Dan - Thanks for that. Having played around with various settings, what seems to work is:

    1. Go to Settings / Safari
    2. Turn off autofill
    3. Set Block Pop-ups to OFF
    4. Set Accept Cookies to ALWAYS

    This seems to work fine but, even so, it's a bit odd because the settings on my iPhone (and which is able to connect) are: Autofill 'on', Block Pop-ups 'on' and Accept Cookies 'from sites visited'...

    And everything I've written applies to one branch of Starbucks, using the BT Openzone network. I'll see what happens elsewhere...

    Hopefully this will get clarified/sorted sometime soon!

    Thanks again.
    MBP 17", Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Lee Chalmers Calculating status...
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    Jun 19, 2010 9:12 AM (in response to igmackenzie)
    I am having this problem too with my iPad. It's been working fine on the home network for two weeks and now for some reason can't access the internet. Router is fine, several other devices on it. It's assigning an IP address starting 169 to the iPad and no DNS or router address.

    I've rebooted, done a firmware update, logged onto another free wireless service to check the iPad is working, renewed the lease, everything I could think of and that Apple support suggested.

    How do I set up a static IP address on it to get round this problem? If I enter in static info it just defaults to the DHCP info again. I'm pulling my hair out over this one.
    MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.4), iPad
  • Alaska99801 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 5, 2012 5:18 PM (in response to John Crawford6)

    Have you guys follow the Apple support (Not these forums) recommended settings for the ipad wireless connection?


    Here is the link and follow the directions and see what happens:


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