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  • 30. Re: Please let us know if the new OS update has fixed your wifi connectivit
    JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (23,635 points)
    pkincy wrote:
    The couple of comments of users that had no problems and now have problems scare me to death.

    I am in the "had no problems" camp and will not download an update to fix a problem that doesn't exist.


    I had no WiFi problems and upgraded without concern. I am seeing better WiFi performance with 3.2.1 (download speed ~16 Mbps vs. 12 Mbps). There are no new problems with WiFi, Safari or any other of my applications.

    I wouldn't be concerned with a couple of users with problems. It seems there are always such anomalies. The 3.2.1 update also fixes other things besides WiFi.
  • 31. Re: Please let us know if the new OS update has fixed your wifi connectivit
    flavius99 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    Gareth Richards wrote:
    flavius99 wrote:
    Still no better connection speed than 39 MBs.


    wow, we feel your pain!

    what do you get with other devices?

    I get the same rate with the ipad and other devices, i.e. between 10-20 MB/s.


    I have been getting always > 100 MBs with all the other 'n' devices connected to the airport router. However, I have not had any of those issues with any of my iPads - like ABC player works for an hour and a half or so without a single glitch etc.

    Something's still wrong, though.

    Message was edited by: flavius99
  • 32. Re: Please let us know if the new OS update has fixed your wifi connectivit
    hodges69 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I was not having problems staying connected,however,I saw no bars.The only change I see is2 bars that come and go randomly.I do stay connected tho.What concerns me is that ny battery liege has held steady at 100 percent even though I have been connected for about an hour.Anyone else notice this?
  • 33. Re: Please let us know if the new OS update has fixed your wifi connectivit
    TwistedPenguin Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I've never had a single connectivity problem between my iPad and WiFi either. (knock on wood!).
    I think I'll stand back here in the corner and see how it goes for the rest of you.
    Is it typical of Apple to come out with an update out of the blue without anyone even knowing it was coming? I don't care, it just seems odd that non one knew about it until it was released.
  • 34. Re: Please let us know if the new OS update has fixed your wifi connectivity
    richsadams Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    For folks having issues post update try rebooting everything, and I mean everything...your router your iPad and anything in between. WiFi connections are not like hard wired, they are impacted by a number of variables and can be temperamental for lack of a better word (even if your other WiFi products are working).

    The comments about problems posted here and elsewhere are in the minority by far to date. That's not to say there might not be problems, but the issues and symptoms being posted are not unusual events for regular WiFi equipment after a version update. Sometimes routers, etc. have to be reset to default in order to reconnect. A different channel may be all that it takes. As recommended, have your iPad "forget" your network and re-establish a new connection after rebooting everything.

    I've had occasions where I've had to reboot systems a couple times and even then give things a little time to get connected before everything would work. It may in fact be a problem with your iPad, but after this many positive responses (including my own) I have to believe the update is good but that there are some anomalies. Don't give up too quickly and have some patience. If things don't clear up I'd certainly give Apple a call though.
  • 35. Re: Please let us know if the new OS update has fixed your wifi connectivit
    richsadams Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    TwistedPenguin wrote:
    Is it typical of Apple to come out with an update out of the blue without anyone even knowing it was coming? I don't care, it just seems odd that non one knew about it until it was released.


    FWIW An Apple Advisory issued in early May promised an update that would address iPad WiFi connectivity problems so this update is certainly not out of the blue and in fact long awaited by many. From the original Advisory:

    +"A very small number of iPad users have experienced issues with Wi-Fi connectivity. This article outlines workarounds for these issues. Apple will also address remaining Wi-Fi connectivity issues with a future iPad software update. "+

    That Advisory has been replaced by this one with the latest WiFi network troubleshooting tips from Apple:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3237
  • 36. Re: Please let us know if the new OS update has fixed your wifi connectivit
    jackloh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I see the same limitation on the AEX. Ipad never more than 39 whereas the other devices are all in excess of 130. Does any know whether this is an hardware issue?
  • 37. Re: Please let us know if the new OS update has fixed your wifi connectivit
    flavius99 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    sjley2000 wrote:
    I see the same limitation on the AEX. Ipad never more than 39 whereas the other devices are all in excess of 130. Does any know whether this is an hardware issue?

    Yeah, I wonder if that's on purpose to save battery life. Anybody connecting with more than 39 MBs?
  • 38. Re: Please let us know if the new OS update has fixed your wifi connectivit
    SteveCWatkins Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    My wifi worked well most of the time prior to the update. My only issue was when connected through a repeater, and far away from the repeater. It worked usually, but sometimes would do the "connecting" thing, once in a while it would drop completely, and frequently the wifi icon would flash off and on. I chalked it up to weak signal, due to the distance from the repeater. Whenever I was close to a router, things worked fine, including restaurants, motels, airports, hospitals, etc...

    Since updating this afternoon, I don't seem to have these problems. At least not yet. No "connecting" problem, no drops, no flashing icon. I'm connected through the repeater, which is in a separate building from the main router. And I'm sitting 4 rooms and about 150 feet away from the repeater. So far so good!

    The update seems to have resulted in a significant improvement.
  • 39. Re: Please let us know if the new OS update has fixed your wifi connectivit
    Level 6 Level 6 (11,035 points)
    Bingo.
    Everything worked and WiFi was fine on some routers, but not others - typically dual band.
    I have tried out just one of the problem routers, and so far, so good.
    I was going to buy a new router this weekend, so thanks for the fix today.
    I can stick with my current home router!
  • 40. Re: Please let us know if the new OS update has fixed your wifi connectivit
    ceotfl Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I was getting sick and tired of typing in my network / wifi password every 5 mins. Since the update no more issues or disconnect. Very happy with update.
  • 41. Re: Please let us know if the new OS update has fixed your wifi connectivit
    Eekomgwtf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So far so good here, no drops from my Airport extreme and sitting 100ft from my router with 2-4 bars showing. On previous firmware this was a fail situation so cautiously encouraged by this update.
  • 42. Re: Please let us know if the new OS update has fixed your wifi connectivit
    Pete Spectrum Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So far so good! This has made my day. Thank you
  • 43. Re: Please let us know if the new OS update has fixed your wifi connectivity
    walram Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi!

    iPad running just fine prior to 3.2.1 update; no wifi issues. Updated the software and now can't access the internet even though it is connected. Deleted the networks and reinstalled them and nothing. All my setting are correct. So frustrating I shouldn't have updated!
  • 44. Re: Please let us know if the new OS update has fixed your wifi connectivity
    W. Raider Level 3 Level 3 (545 points)
    So far it seems to have fixed all my iPad WiFi issues. The bars seem full consistently with no fluctuations and it's speed seems much faster and consistent compared to before.
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