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  • 1,500. Re: Intermittent Wifi issues with iPad 2 and WiFi
    indranilc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have MTNL broadband connection. I am in New Delhi.

    The model name of the router 450TC1

    The device information :

    Firmware Version

    :

    V85.2.04.01
  • 1,501. Re: Intermittent Wifi issues with iPad 2 and WiFi
    Rdavidson1911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think I figured it out!  If you have neighbors with a strong connection you need to go into wifi settings and turn off "ask to join networks". It worked for me.

  • 1,502. Re: Intermittent Wifi issues with iPad 2 and WiFi
    MeerkatHack Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Does anyone think this might be to do with IOS 5.1? My 32g (3g&wifi) iPad 2 has worked totally fine on my home wi-Fi for a year now - and all my other Apple devices (iPhone and MacBook) continue to work fine. But in the last week, since upgrading IOS, I've started having the same problems as everyone else with the iPad. To blame the router would be ridiculous.

  • 1,503. Re: Intermittent Wifi issues with iPad 2 and WiFi
    jasonfromloftus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yep, Apple and all its devotees will blame your router, no matter how illogical that is... I threatened to report Apple to the Department of Fair Trading here in Australia, and I've been in contact with local newspapers until Apple finally couldn't get out of the corner I backed them into after they insisted I bring in my router for testing even though it works perfectly with a load of other devices - Once they suggested I bring the router in to be tested I said there'd be 1 of 2 outcomes: either the router is at fault or not. If the latter they'd have to agree the iPad wifi design is flawed, and if the former, given it works with a dozen other devices, then they'd have to agree ipad can't work with a very common Netgear router.

     

    So, finally, after nearly a full year, and 2 weeks before the warranty ran out, Apple sent me an airport express for free, which has fixed the problem.

     

    So the only reliable solution is to buy more apple products...I bet you wouldn't have bought the ipad if you knew you'd also have to buy an apple router to make it work reliably, right?

     

    Good luck...

     

    to the usual suspects, thanks for all the help you provide here - but being  a Windows user, I guess I've been spoilt by its Plug n Play technology all these years, and tweaking router settings (not that it worked for me anyway) is something I've been saved from. :-)

  • 1,504. Re: Intermittent Wifi issues with iPad 2 and WiFi
    KevinGrady Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the ipad 1 and 2 and no issues.  My screen was cracked and I took it in and Apple replaced it with I am sure a refurbished one.  Since I have had, about a month or 2, it keeps droping wifi signals.  I have never had this issue before.  My iphones and PCs and Laptops have no issues with the wifi in my home.  I went ahead and did a reset to factory and now, it sees the wifi, but will not connect.   I think it is silly for me to spend 79 for a tech to tell me, this has hardware issues.  (I am a computer tech and have been one since 1990.)  I know this is a hardware issues but I have to pay 79 for them to tell me that?  This is just crazy...

  • 1,505. Re: Intermittent Wifi issues with iPad 2 and WiFi
    Swerc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My wife and I are both having issues with our iPad2's. A few days ago we started to have problems with the wifi (brighthouse). My Toshiba Ssatellite and Iphone4s have not had any issues logging on. My wife is able to log on at work with her iPad and I can log on to my hotspot anywhere else, but at my house. Any suggestions?   

  • 1,506. Re: Intermittent Wifi issues with iPad 2 and WiFi
    KevinGrady Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    One thing I did and tried, was I took the iPad 2 to back to factory settings and then reloaded all of my apps.  Thank goodness for iCloud as I was able to just back up and download the backup.  HOWEVER, make sure the iPad is plugged into to power as it takes a LONG LONG TIME to redownload.

    Since I have done this and I did it right after my post, it has only lost the connection 2 times.  That is much better then what it was, which was many many times though out the day.

    So, you might want to try that, but as far as fixing it completely, I have no idea what the answer is for that. 

  • 1,507. Re: Intermittent Wifi issues with iPad 2 and WiFi
    Vkv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Things to try for ipad 2 wifi. issues:

    wifi router:

    set beacon interval to 50

    set channel to 11

    set wifi mode to g, security to wpa

    turn on mac filtering and add systems to mac filter

    turn off qos/wmm

     

    ipad 2:

    ask to joinnetworks is off

    reset network by going to general-settings-reset-reset network settings

     

    vkv

  • 1,508. Re: Intermittent Wifi issues with iPad 2 and WiFi
    indranilc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks vkv,

    I should have thanked you earlier. I followed all your suggestions after that the performance of the wifi has improved very much. It is not that wifi is not dropping but now the frequency is much less, once in 3 hrs. Though sometimes it drops within 15 minutes. One thing extra i have done is to switch off the location finder. Lets see what happens.

    Indranil.

  • 1,510. Re: Intermittent Wifi issues with iPad 2 and WiFi
    Vkv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

        Another thing i noticed is my wifi router showing wrong date/time. There was an option to get date/time from a NTP server. I set it to the public ntp server at country.pool.ntp.org. So for usa, it would be us.pool.ntp.org, for india would be in.pool.ntp.org. This appears to improve stability also.

     

    vkv

  • 1,511. Re: Intermittent Wifi issues with iPad 2 and WiFi
    adityabagve Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi guys, just bought an iPad 2, updated it to its 5.1 as soon as I bought it, and facing same wifi disconnection issues after iPad goes in idle/sleep mode. .. have mtnl broadband and I tried everything discussed in this thread but to no avail...however, the issue couldn't be replicated in Istore but exist at both mine and my brother's place, both have mtnl router. My firmware is v85.2.04.02 please help, didn't expect this with iPad 2 since its been in use for so long. Thanks

  • 1,512. Re: Intermittent Wifi issues with iPad 2 and WiFi
    adityabagve Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Infact the issue just got worse now, I lost connection even as I was typing the above comment and again had to manually on-off the wifi switch.......Can we return back iPads in India? Not sure if the US like policies exist in India even for apple

  • 1,513. Re: Intermittent Wifi issues with iPad 2 and WiFi
    Mike95 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    adityabagve wrote:

     

    Infact the issue just got worse now, I lost connection even as I was typing the above comment and again had to manually on-off the wifi switch.......Can we return back iPads in India? Not sure if the US like policies exist in India even for apple

     

    Don't worry an update should be coming out shortly.  Apple, actually most software companies, roll multiple fixes into their updates and there are a few that popped up with 5.1 -- including for example pictures appearing upside down when emailed.  My tests concluded the issue is primarily related to wireless-n routers (not all of them though).  First make sure you update the firmware of your router.  Second, if the issue continues, some have found relief by forcing the router to connect only with wireless-g which is still sufficiently fast for an interim solution if it works.

     

    In the worse case scenario, there have been success with more agressive tweaks; the details can be found on a thread specifically for iPad2 & iOS 5.1 here:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/18123057?ac_cid=142432#18123057

  • 1,514. Re: Intermittent Wifi issues with iPad 2 and WiFi
    Vkv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

        I am still on 4.3.5 so not sure. But you maybe facing one of these issues:

    www.net.princeton.edu/ipad

     

    I also have notifications and location services off in settings and auto lock to never.

     

    vkv