Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 2:15 AM (in response to p0ttyp1g30n)
My iPad just switched from E to 3G. I'm still writing this post from it.
DURING THE RESTORE I'VE GOT AN UPDATED FIRMWARE FOR MY SIM FROM SFR (France).
Before I tried every trick discribed in this forum. Evene restore but without disabling
password and pin code. I didn't work.
Now it works.
Probably it's carrier problem. SFR is 3G+, 3G, edge/GPRS provider.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 2:36 AM (in response to ANTONeo)
Probably you're referring to the IPCC file that tells the i-devices how to deal with the carrier, not a proper frimware update for your SIM (as SIMs cannot be flashed by the end users, not to mention the fact that any flash cannot be made through a commercial product like the iPad).
First and foremost, the witchover "is LIKELY" to break your WWAN connection, but is NOT CERTAINLY breaking it, so I'd wait for a few switchovers before screaming out loud your happiness.
Sencondly, the IPCC upgrade "might" have changed something in how the iPad handshakes with the network, perhaps allowing for some more "relaxed" way of dealing with the switchovers between 2G and 3G, so that this could be a workaround solution.
Remember that this network link failure happens around the world, so the core problem has to be bound to the "new" hardware/software combo in the new iPad as everything has worked pretty much flawlessly so far with all the other i-devices.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 1:20 PM (in response to p0ttyp1g30n)
An update on my side. I got a replacement iPad, serial number starts with DLXH. So far so good. Very fast to find a signal. Customer service staff at Sapura@Funan told me that Apple will be issuing a software update. I did need to go to Airplane mode once, but I think it was just a place with bad coverage. Will keep monitoring, but so far it looks good.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 11:48 AM (in response to Tubalcain7358)
I have used both Giffgaff and vodafone sims over the last couple of days, and no probs so far. I will continue to monitor over the next week when I stray into a known 2G area and provide updates.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 11:53 AM (in response to Kidon0)
Another update for my Singapore friends, iPad replacement survived the black hole that is Simpang Bedok on Singtel "3G" through the Newcastle-Man City and Man Utd-Swansea games. Not the most scientific methods, but it did manage to stay on 3G and provide me with data from Soccernet without crapping out like it normally did on the original set.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 8:35 AM (in response to scholarwilliams)
Same problem at Turkey. My network provider Turkcell. 32gb 4g 3rd gen iPad i just get it yesterday. Comparing it with iPad 2 both hava same iOS and network provider Turkcell. Network connection status shows 3 bars 3G at iPad 2 and just 1 bar 3G at new iPad. When opening a common web page iPad 2 quickly OpenS the page but No move at new iPad. Also changing position and now both have 5 bars 3G connection. Then the same problem new iPad can't connect anytihing and data loss... After rebooting it, for a while No problem with connection, than the same problems.... Now trying common solving methods.... But it is really annoying and boring...
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 11:21 AM (in response to scholarwilliams)
iOS 5.1.1 just released, with apparent bug fixes for the new iPad when switching between 2G and 3G.
Just updated so will see how it works....
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 11:49 AM (in response to ajmas)
Thanks for this info! Just installed it. Let's see what happens tommorrow.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 12:06 PM (in response to scholarwilliams)
I knew it was the 2G/3G thing!!!!!!!!!
According to the release notes for iOS 5.1.1:
This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
- Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut
- Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks
- Fixes bugs that affected AirPlay video playback in some circumstances
- Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List
- Fixes an issue where 'Unable to purchase' alert could be displayed after successful purchase
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 1:25 PM (in response to ajmas)
Thanks for the heads-up !
Installing now and will test tomorrow. I don't live in a city and so everyday my iPad had to switch between Edge and 3G so i was everyday loosing my connection and rebooting.
I hope this solve this issue.
I bought the iPad for my work in replacement of the iPad2 and with this issue it was barely usable.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 1:32 PM (in response to scholarwilliams)
Well I just updated and it goes from bad to worse. Now I can't connect on LTE at all..... I'm stuck on 3G
This whole thing is pretty lame
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 2:12 PM (in response to scholarwilliams)
and before someone asks, i've tried resetting my network settings....
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 4:04 PM (in response to p0ttyp1g30n)
I knew it was the 2G/3G thing!!!!!!!!!
Me too, as I think I may have said on just a few occasions!
Lets hope this fixes it properly and doesn't just disable 2G - although to be honest, even that would be a vast improvement!
Will test mine tomorrow and report back.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 4:09 PM (in response to p0ttyp1g30n)
I installed it earlier, and so far my iPad's been working perfectly with cellular data always enabled, and wifi enabled/disabled now and then. This used to trash my cellular data, but it hasn't at least for a couple of hours now (it probably forced the cellular data to reconnect when disabling the wifi).
Will see tomorrow when commuting.
Apple - please be more informative the next time this happens (and it sure will some day)! Hope this is indeed the needed fix.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 12:34 AM (in response to Luposlip)
So far, so good. And yes, Luposlip has made the main point: Apple - please be more informative the next time this happens. The forum discussions in German are full of words not ususally associated with Apple
"Ende gut, alles gut"? We hope so.