Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 3:06 PM (in response to DaveRx)
Look at iOS Troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks and connections http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1398
iPad: Issues connecting to Wi-Fi networks http://support.apple.com/kb/ts3304
iOS: Recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4199
Additional things to try.
Try this first. 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.
Change the channel on your wireless router. Instructions at http://macintoshhowto.com/advanced/how-to-get-a-good-range-on-your-wireless-netw ork.html
Another thing to try - Go into your router security settings and change from WEP to WPA with AES.
How to Quickly Fix iPad 3 Wi-Fi Reception Problems
If none of the above suggestions work, look at this link.
iPad Wi-Fi Problems: Comprehensive List of Fixes
Fix iPad Wifi Connection and Signal Issues http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwWtIG5jUxE
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to Texas Mac Man)
I appreciate your suggestions. I had already tried most of the ones related directly to the iPad and have since given the others a shot, without success. I have not yet tried any of the ideas around resetting or changing the wifi router.
The most intersting point in all of this is that I did not have any wifi problems with this networkuntil updating the iPad to iOS 5.1.1, and they started almost immediately after the upgrade. Also, I do not have any problems with my iPhone or my laptop. Both the laptop and the iPhone maintain the wifi connection without interruption.
When I get time and start trying some of the router ideas, I hope the issue will be resolved. However, I believe there is something in iOS 5.1.1 that has started all of this, since I did not have any problems on this wifi network before and no other devices in our buiding, including other iPad 2s (not yet on iOS 5.1.1) are having any issues.
I am curious as to whether or not anyone else has had this problem with the new iOS. Next time I will not be so quick to upgrade.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 3:42 PM (in response to DaveRx)
I am on iOS 5.1.1 and I have had no WiFi problems.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 2:21 AM (in response to DaveRx)
I have the EXACT same issue on both my iPhone 4S and iPad 2 after the 5.1.1 update
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 3:39 AM (in response to DaveRx)
I get this all the time on the ipad 2 and iphone 4, as does my partner on her iphone 4
Whilst the suggestions are helpful, it is completely unacceptable that consumers should have to go to forums and then carry out technical fixes by changing router settings etc. Most people don't have the skills to do this and we shouldn't have to bother. If I bought a new car I would not expect to have to configure all the settings to get it to work properly!!
I'm deeply disappointed with all the Apple products I have bought, not just because of the problems listed here, although these are the most frustrating. As a result I shall be moving my entire business (ipads and iphones) to non-Apple products over the coming months, as network contracts expire.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 5:10 PM (in response to DaveRx)
The same thing happens to my iPod touch!!! It's very disappointing and caused much inconvenience to me. Hope Apple can fix it as soon as possible!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 3:24 AM (in response to DaveRx)
Same here on my Ipad 2 and Iphone 4... Hope they will fix it soon it is very irritating!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 10:22 AM (in response to DaveRx)
Here is the latest. I did not take the time to change all the router information. I do have another wifi network in my building, which I joined. I am not losing the connection as often since switching networks.
However, I still do not understand why I started having problems when I put iOS 5.1.1 on my iPad 2 (3G). I did not have problems with the first wifi network before upgrading, and none of the other devices in the building have had any problems with the first network. I have recommended to other users on the network not to upgrade to iOS 5.1.1.
There appears to be something in 5.1.1 that makes it easier to loose a wifi connection in some devices. I hope Apple will address this issue in the near future.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to DaveRx)
I updated my iPad 2 to iOS 5.1.1 and didin't experience the problem you, and others, are having.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2012 12:37 AM (in response to DaveRx)
I have exactly the same problem with iPad2 (3G). At the same time my laptop and android smartphone workperfectly with Wi-Fi. Before the upgrade there were no problems with wi-fi connectivity.
I even tried factory reset and it did not helped!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2012 4:52 AM (in response to DaveRx)
I have had similiar problems since the upgrade however only on some networks. I can connect fine on home network but not to my parents network, when before the grade, I had no problem. Other devices, laptop, iphone connect fine. Reading through all the info on forums etc it appears to be older routers that cause the problem and unfortunately if there is no update for the router then you're stuck.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2012 4:58 AM (in response to DaveRx)
I am having the same problem with an older router but am able to maintain the wifi connection on a 801n router so the older router diagnosis seems to be spot on. We need a fix for this.
Furthermore, I am having problems with the app store since the upgrade and read on a UK user group the same issue is cropping up with other users. Seems the ios 5.1.1 was also supposed to fix a problem with "unable to purchase" messages but the fix seems to have gone wrong as now I am not able to update apps or download new ones. We need a fix for this.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2012 5:21 AM (in response to Texas Mac Man)
Hi, what type of router are you using?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2012 5:42 AM (in response to Golfbrad)
I am using Dlink dir-615 router with 802.11n network.
Disabling GPS helps in my case.