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iPad 5.1 disconnects itself from wifi?

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j15 Calculating status...
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Apr 1, 2012 8:22 PM

I have just bought the iPad and it came with the latest version iOS 5.1 and ever since I got it the wifi would just disconnect on it's own. I believe this is a software issue I tried restoring it to factory setting 2 times just to make sure and the ploblem would always come back. I went to my friends house and he updated his iPad and the same ploblem would happen when he updated to ios 5.1 also he didn't have this issue when he was in 5.0.1 . Apple can you please fix this ,but in the mean time is there something I could do to avoid this since I use my iPad a lot for work.



Is this ploblem also in the iPod touch 4g I'm afraid to update it to 5.1 it's running well in 5.0.1 .

iPad 2, iOS 5.1
  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,450 points)
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    Apr 1, 2012 8:25 PM (in response to j15)

    I have never had this issue on new iPad, iPad 2 or my iPhone-all running latest version of ios.

    There is no Apple here, only ZOD!

  • Robert from Sunnybank Hills Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Apr 1, 2012 8:34 PM (in response to j15)

    does the wifi drop out on other devices (apple or non-apple)? does the iPad's wifi drop while connected to other networks?


    determining these can help to isolate the issue. The next time the the wifi drops on the iPad, check your other wifi devices.

  • Ingvander Calculating status...
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    Apr 2, 2012 2:28 PM (in response to j15)

    I have the same problem, mostly on my new ipad. Hade the same provlem on the old one after 5.1 update. I am in the same room as my ipad and iphone and three times when my ipad dropped wifi connection i looked at my iphone and it has good signal too the wifi. The old ipad ated the exact same way after 5.1 and that was a ipad 1 and now i have the new ipad but with the same issue:(

  • Jayed1 Calculating status...
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    Apr 3, 2012 6:22 AM (in response to j15)

    Try this.


    I've had success with the Wifi issue and fixing it. When you connect to Wifi the iPad searches for your router or other routers within range. It seems to be unstable when connected to the router when selected from the list of routers that shows up when you turn wifi on. So try this.


    Go to the Wifi section in settings and turn wifi on.

    When it searches the nearby wireless connection you will see 'other' at the bottom of the router list.

    Click on 'other' and enter your Wifi details manually.

    The name will be whatever your router is called eg: wireless.

    Select the security that matches your router security eg: WPA2.

    Enter the wireless password and then hit join.


    Now my Wifi remembers the password I entered and has become stable with a stronger connection I'd like to know if this solves your problem and I'm sure Apple would be too, so please post your findings here!

  • DrJekyll95 Calculating status...
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    Apr 5, 2012 12:52 AM (in response to j15)

    I have the same issue as the original poster, except on my iPhone started after I upgraded to iOS 5.1. I've tried EVERYTHING that was listed on these forums and nothing has helped. I do notice that if i turn cellular data off and leave voice roaming only, then the wifi stays on the whole disconnects at all...but when i turn cellular data back on, same thing happens with wifi constantly works fine when I use safari though, but when i open apps. wifi always drops and I have to go back in and select my network and have it reconnect...and yet it'll still end up droppping. It's gotten VERY frustrating. The wifi disconnect isn't limited to my home network either as I was connected to another network recently and again the wifi would drop. is there anything that can be done? is apple aware of this? I wish there was a way to go back down to 5.0.1!!! i hate this crap!!!

  • Loose_Canon Calculating status...
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    Apr 5, 2012 1:41 AM (in response to DrJekyll95)

    For whatever it's worth… We have iPad2, IPad3, and an iPhone, all on IOS 5.1, and we have never had the problem you guys describe.  


    Could it be a problem with some devices?

  • dominick_gallegos Calculating status...
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    Apr 8, 2012 7:22 PM (in response to j15)

    I'm having the exact same issue as j15 described. Both my iPhone 4 and iPad are on 5.1 but only my iPad disconnects from wifi at random's incredibly frustrating. I was told by apple support that the problem is with my router at work and at home. I'm less likely to believe them since my iPad 2 and iPhone 4 are not experiencing a similar issue. If anyone had any thoughts on how I can overcome this problem please let me know.

  • JERM72 Calculating status...
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    Apr 8, 2012 7:55 PM (in response to j15)

    Had my iPad 2 since it came out. It wasnt til recently that I did my upgrade. Since then the WiFi is not working properly. The WiFi logo does not appear and it wont recognize any WiFi connections. Does anybody has any tip o recommendations?

  • JERM72 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 8, 2012 7:56 PM (in response to JERM72)

    Checked on my iPhone and it does connects fine to WiFi but iPad 2 wont do.

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