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  • 1,245. Re: Poor wifi reception on new iPad
    DjShine88 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    My new ipad has been running perfectly since i got it.

     

    Does that mean i don't know better Pogle1??

     

    For one - the death grip situation is also apparent in the ipad 2.

    I have the ipad 2 32GB 3G and it has a death grip problem, and my new ipad does have it but that doesn't mean it's non functioning.

     

    In fact my new ipad has faster internet than my ipad 2. And it's wifi only.

     

    Obviously i agree with a lot of people with the fact that there are good and bad batches all around. Mine was bought from Sunion in Hong Kong.

  • 1,246. Re: Poor wifi reception on new iPad
    DjShine88 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    In fact if you guys want to see... I did a speedtest with my new ipad and my ipad 2. I'll even post the results if you guys wanna see them. I disagree with what is being said about the ipad 2 out perform the new ipad

  • 1,247. Re: Poor wifi reception on new iPad
    Mike95 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    There is an update to iOS 5.1.1 available.  Hopefully this update should increase the signal strength of the wifi (be it by giving it more power or however) for those who have issues.

  • 1,248. Re: Poor wifi reception on new iPad
    Drathbun Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The update 5.1.1 notes:

     

    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

     

     

    It doesn't look like WiFi is addressed at all.

  • 1,249. Re: Poor wifi reception on new iPad
    Usmaak Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    It might be.  Even if they didn't list it.  Best way to find out is to load it and see if it fixes or improves the issues.

  • 1,250. Re: Poor wifi reception on new iPad
    Trungttr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just updated to the latest update.

     

    And it seems like the wifi connection is alot faster. I do not now if it´s just me how imagine this.

     

    Are there anybode else that has the same experience?

  • 1,251. Re: Poor wifi reception on new iPad
    Jermil05 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I just dl'ed the update and can't wait to get home to see if the wifi is improved.

     

    I completely agree that they could have fixed the problem and never mention it. It would be pretty typical for them actually. Then they never had to acknowledge it in any way.

  • 1,252. Re: Poor wifi reception on new iPad
    pogle1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    DjShine88 wrote:

     

    My new ipad has been running perfectly since i got it.

     

    Does that mean i don't know better Pogle1??

     

    For one - the death grip situation is also apparent in the ipad 2.

    I have the ipad 2 32GB 3G and it has a death grip problem, and my new ipad does have it but that doesn't mean it's non functioning.

     

    In fact my new ipad has faster internet than my ipad 2. And it's wifi only.

     

    Obviously i agree with a lot of people with the fact that there are good and bad batches all around. Mine was bought from Sunion in Hong Kong.

    Not bashing folks that are happy as clams with their new iPad, just pointing out that mine struggled to get half the speed of my iPad1 when held in the same way at the same distance from the router.. Closer to the router, it is far superior for all the reasons you describe.. I suspect that most people, especially 1st time Apple users, wont find big issues here, unless they are more discerning.  Congratulations on your getting a "good one"..

  • 1,253. Re: Poor wifi reception on new iPad
    Jermil05 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Just got home and tried the iPad with the new update.

     

    No change at all.

     

    This is not good. It suggests the problem couldn't be remedied with an easy fix.

  • 1,254. Re: Poor wifi reception on new iPad
    rgarjr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm curious to see what this new update does with the pi55 poor Wifi reception.  Keep posting your results.

  • 1,255. Re: Poor wifi reception on new iPad
    JTZ12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    On my third 32gb wifi only, dropouts all the time. Still shows wifi bars, just times out. Upgraded router, changed wifi type, etc. New software update didn't do anything to solve this. Seems that there is no solution...

  • 1,256. Re: Poor wifi reception on new iPad
    superzat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a 16 gb black + 4G and a white 16 gb wifi only.

    Black show 1 bar less then white and as you move away from router dropouts while the other does not, and it has faster internet

     

    Update didn't fix it

  • 1,257. Re: Poor wifi reception on new iPad
    Sam Katz1 Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)

    The most logical thing to do is to turn off cellular data in settings-->network. Report back if this fixes the problem. Note that this is for diagnosis purposes only, and is not a permanent solution, or a permenant setting.

  • 1,258. Re: Poor wifi reception on new iPad
    Sam Katz1 Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)

    Please tell me what router you are using, manufacturer and model.

     

    I have never had any trouble with linksys routers connecting to ipads or of course airports. If it is only the one router, it may be time to replace it. My current theory is that some draft N or "rangemax plus" (ie. not using standard wifi) routers may be incompatible.

     

    You may want to post in a forum specific to your router manufacturer, or call up your router manufacturer for advice.

     

    Edit: Netgear says that they use range extending technology. So does Linksys sometimes. Only Netgear's is problematic. Changing the mode helps some, but not consistently and not all routers are problematic. I buy refurbished and used so my experience may not match yours.

     

    Although I have not tested it, it is my hunch that Netgear's open source router line is compatible with the new ipad. If somebody could test it or similar open source models that would be great. (if you want to go with netgear)

  • 1,259. Re: Poor wifi reception on new iPad
    mic_mn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have just bought 3 new iPads, 64GB +4G. We are using them in Wifi with different routers, in different cities, different countries. we have very poor wifi reception and you can see it from the quality of our Skype/FaceTime calls. Using our MacBookPros and/or iPhones on the same router makes the quality of the communication great.

    I am not satisfied with this.

    It's a great tablet. I am an Apple enthusiast. But I paid 3 iPads with my pocket money (2 of them were presents) and I feel a little bit scr*w*d. These products are "Internet" focused. They can fail with some silly games, they cannot fail in their connectivity with the net.

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