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i am facing problem in the wifi reception of my IPAD2

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selim from texas Calculating status...
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Jun 7, 2011 11:46 AM

i am facing problem in the wifi reception of my IPAD2

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)



    Try working through the information on this knowledge base article and see if the problem improves.

  • geid98 Calculating status...

    Here everyone, I did a comparison video with my original iPad. Shows the issue quite clearly. Hope this helps get some action.

  • fromsouth Level 4 Level 4 (3,170 points)
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    Mar 24, 2012 8:35 AM (in response to geid98)

    have you heard anything about browser cache ? Thank you for the entertainment, nevertheless.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,245 points)

    Look at iOS Troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks and connections


    Additional things to try.


    Turn Off your iPad. Then turn Off (disconnect power cord) the wireless router & then back On. Now boot your iPad. Hopefully it will see the WiFi.


    On your iPad go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset network settings and see if that enables you to connect.


    If none of the above suggestions work, look at this link.

    iPad Wi-Fi Problems: Comprehensive List of Fixes


     Cheers, Tom

  • Russell Madden Calculating status...

    Sorry to hear others are having problems, but my new iPad 4G has had no problems with Wi-Fi, either connecting or in terms of speed. The cable Internet router is in the next room, behind a wall, maybe 30-40 feet away. My two iMacs are upstairs, but no troubles there, either. No problem with our iPod Touch, either.


    Whatever the problem is, it is not universal.

  • ccalabria Calculating status...

    i am also having an issue with my ipad 2 . Everytime i go to the basement i lose connection . Dont have this problem with my ipods or laptops but fo som reason my ipad seems to not like it and my router is within 20 - 25 feet of it at all times.

  • Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6 (12,460 points)

    You might try these two steps if you haven't already,


    1. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > the tap on the blue arrow next to the network name that is giving your iPad problems. Then tap Forget this Network. Close the Settings app and let the iPad attempt to reconnect to the network. If it still doesn't connect try the next suggestion.


    2. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Networks. Then close the Setting app and finally reboot your iPad. Press and hold the Home and Sleep buttons simultaneously ignoring the red slider until the Apple logo appears. Let go of the buttons and let the iPad restart. Once the ipad has restarted itvwill attempt to connect to the wifi network present. Youll have to renter any required passwords. See if that fixes your problem.

  • drew mcelroy Calculating status...



    You might not consider it "universal", but I am sure that if all of the posts dealing with poor Wi-Fi service, (including slow connectivity, slow speeds, as well as poor/intermittent/dropped, or no conection at all) there are problems.


    My daughters iPad1 was wi-fi and worked ok. The iPad I bought my wife for Christmas *****. I've done everything suggested here and from the Apple store. I've been to the Genius bar, and told its ok, there is nothing wrong with the iPad.  I have even gone so far as to buy and install an AirPort Express with minimal success.


    I believe, as do others, that there are problems with the iPad2 Wi-Fi only option. I don't want to spend the extra $$$ for a 3G/4G version, nor am I looking for an upgrade to a new iPad3 (?).


    I will probably going back to the Apple Store this week.


    This is not my first Apple device, but it has been the most problematic.



  • Russell Madden Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hey, Drew, exactly where in my message did I imply that there were no problems? In fact, I said that "Whatever the problem is..." which means, in fact, that I realize that some people are, in fact, having a problem. Sheesh. It's like you took my message personally. All I was stating was a fact: that I, personally, was not having problems. That de facto means it is not universal. That fact in no way implies that others are not having problems or that I was denying that anyone is having problems. Indeed, I was trying to commiserate with those who are having problems but trying to offer the small window of hope that it is, indeed, possible to have an iPad without WiFi problems. Analogously, I've had problems with Macs in the past that others did not. For me, it was good to know that the problem was not inherent in the overall design but in the specifics of a subset of the machines or the software I was using, e.g., I have a new, near top-of-line iMac but for the past two months I've been having intermittent problems with screen dimming and instant screen blackouts that don't respond to keystrokes that are supposed awaken the screen. But I also know that not every single owner of such machines are experiencing the same problem.



  • drew mcelroy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    In my previous post, I did not mean to single you out, nor seem to attack you. I did not take your initial post personnally, but do believe that there are wi-fi issues. I do believe that is all of the wi-fi issues that affect the iPad were lumped together in one grouping, there would be a pattern. I also believe that some who have had  connectivity issues, have had there devices replaced under warranty.


    The fact that Wi-Fi connection issues are addressed here as well as TUAW seems to indicate that these may be more than 'intermittent' in nature.



  • ccalabria Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Have tried these options but still have no chang. Its wierd that all my ipods workfine in every part of the house and yet my ipad seems to have issues.

  • WhimsyRick Calculating status...

    Man, until I saw this I thought it was just me......tks for posting.  Now let's hope there's a fix coming.

  • AllAboutHomeElectronics Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    Here are two topic related article LINKS.... maybe not specfic to every individual problem.... but helpful to some.

    Some issues people experience with Internet / WiFi stuff is listed toward the bottom of the following page

    Apple TV

    Some issues related to setting up WiFi / logging onto WiFi might be found here on this page

    Set up a wifi network


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    We hope you find some of the information and video useful. We welcome posts where we can possibly help you.


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