Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2012 6:52 AM (in response to GAPman)
As another part of the puzzle, I tried restoring the new iPad a couple times to no avail.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2012 6:59 AM (in response to GAPman)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2012 7:22 AM (in response to b j t)
To be specific, all other parts of using the iPad with the network are fine, I can browse the web, I can watch stuff on home sharing, I can purchase stuff on iTunes. Also, all the other IOS devices work fine. It is _only_ the new iPad, and _only_ Messages and FaceTime.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2012 7:25 AM (in response to GAPman)
Also, Messages and Facetime work fine on my 2 iPhone 4s, and Messages work fine on my 2 iPad 1s, just not the new iPad.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2012 8:20 AM (in response to GAPman)
Have you looked at: iOS: Understanding Restrictions ?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2012 8:26 AM (in response to GAPman)
Very interesting. I wonder if there's an issue with the iPad registering the account, it might be getting confused by the other devices on the same network during whatever part where it registers the device with the apple service as able to recieve facetime messages.
Another thing to check is to make sure your time zone and time are set correctly.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2012 8:26 AM (in response to b j t)
Facetime and Message work fine on other networks.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 11:35 AM (in response to GAPman)
After 3 hours of trying to solve this very same problem on an ipad 3 I changed my network configuration on the ipad three to use google's public DNS 188.8.131.52 and presto-it worked. Thanks Apple
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 10:21 PM (in response to GAPman)
Hi guys. Guess what? My wife just got her new iPad (third gen) and had the EXACT same problem as what you describe here. I just did what paul_999 described above as his fix and . . lo and behold IT WORKED!
Wow - how in the world did anyone come by this information in the first place!?!? And what an arcane thing this is to have as a fix for this problem. Even more mysterious is why would this be an issue for only the new iPads (3rd gen) and not for other idevices such as my iPhone 4s?? Does this point to a manufacturing defect with the new iPad?
By the way - I had spent a couple hours on the phone with Apple support this past week about this. They had absolutely no information about this resolution! (too bad)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 2:10 PM (in response to paul_999)
I just got the 3rd generation IPad and the same thing is happening to me! I can not activate FaceTime, but everything else on my wifi network works fine. I tried doing what you had suggested, but I'm not sure I understand how to change the network configuration. Would you mind explaining this a bit to me? Thanks :)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2012 12:44 PM (in response to Maddie Boo)
Once connected to your network, go to Settings->WiFi, then tap on the blue arrow to the right of the network name you're connected to. You should see a menu with settings like "IP Address", below that "Subnet Mask", etc. Tap in the DNS field, and the keyboard should come up. Type in (without the quotes) "184.108.40.206", then tap the "Wi-Fi Networks" left arrow at the top to go back to WiFi network list. It should think about it for a couple seconds, then should show a checkmark next to the network name when done. That should be it.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 6, 2012 3:40 AM (in response to GAPman)
I am having the same problem with my New iPad, and I did as you've told. However it's not working in my iPad, wonder why? Is there any other cause for not activating my iMessage?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 12, 2012 6:26 PM (in response to GAPman)
Thanks - this worked for me too! Are there any potential effects/impacts to changing the settings?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 14, 2012 5:52 AM (in response to Rabbi Fazoli)
I have the ipad 2 and i ran into this issue, so its not just the 3rd ipad. but thanks sooooooo much paul_999!!
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