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wifi signal reception is HORRIBLE on my ipad2

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joseph79 Calculating status...
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Jul 25, 2011 1:09 PM

hi.  I have an imac, an iphone, and an ipad 2.  the wireless signal is excellent 4 bars on the iphone and the imac but the ipad picks the signal up for about 2 minutes and then it fades.   help!! 

 

thx 

iPad 2
  • pvonk Level 6 Level 6 (13,670 points)
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    Jul 25, 2011 1:15 PM (in response to joseph79)

    Ever since the iPad 1, many users have had problems staying connected to their routers.  Seems the iPad family is more "sensitive" and requires newer firmware on routers.  Which router are you using, how old is it (might need replacing), and does it have the latest firmware?

     

    Aside from that, have you reset the iPad? 

  • zy2238 Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2011 1:33 PM (in response to joseph79)

    After months of excellent connection to my wifi network I began having dropouts throughout the day. After some research I came across a suggestion to reboot my router. After the reboot of both the router and iPad I am no longer having the dropout problem. Perhaps refreshing the connection was the solution. It is worth a try.

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,695 points)
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    Mar 21, 2012 6:56 AM (in response to joseph79)

    Joseph,

     

    Work through the information on this knowledge base article, in addition to the suggestion to power down and restart the wireless router, which in many cases clears the problem.

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