6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 23, 2012 10:18 PM by razcalize
jose.garza1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

wifi problems with the new ipad

iPad, iOS 5.1
  • 1. Re: wifi problems with the new ipad
    Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (45,805 points)

    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


    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


    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


     Cheers, Tom

  • 2. Re: wifi problems with the new ipad
    iamkris Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you thank you thank you, what a great list of help idea. I am embarassed to say that i pondered on this problem of WiFi not working and the RESTART idea worked ! Thank you, I thought I was sending this Ipad in for repair !

  • 3. Re: wifi problems with the new ipad
    iamkris Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Turning down the brightness on my Ipad tripled my wifi speed (stated on another apple discussion board)

  • 4. Re: wifi problems with the new ipad
    iamkris Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Turning down brightness was the first link on

    Texas Mac Man list of helps, another idea i would never thought of in a million years and am so greatful for becasue my WiFi speed NEVER has tested as well as my laptop on the same network and now it does

  • 5. Re: wifi problems with the new ipad
    Romeoalpha Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Bought the new ipad - retina display. Everything was fine until I must have apparently given the pad the death grip or something because the wifi dropped off. I was pretty frustrated with a day and a half working through every google-searched identified possible solution: adjusted brightness, reset modem, reset network settings, set up static settings, reset all settings and finally, completed a full reset of ipad.  Nothing fixed the problem.  HOWEVER...a successful workaround was found and it relates to the position of the antenna, apparently.  I took the ipad over to the router - held it vertically (with the home button on top) and within 30 seconds the wifi connected.  When I walked away, it disconnected again.  I went back to the router, held it vertically within 12" of the router and waited and again within 30 seconds the wifi appeared and I clicked on it.  Now, for the last two days it has held full bars and works fine - so much that Netflix works without any interruption.  Hope this works as a solution for some of you with the same problem and frustration as me....



  • 6. Re: wifi problems with the new ipad
    razcalize Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    if anybody is having wifi problems theres a very simple solution to this.

    i've gotten my ipad replaced 3 times now from different apple stores due to this problem involving

    - strong signal strength (status bar)

    - connection and almost instant disconnection (1-5mins)


    i can't really name any more thats all i experienced each time. obviously trying to replace your ipad is the first trouble shoot, next check your router even if you have laptops and computers connected to the internet fine.


    i've fixed mine and other ipads by simply turning off my AVG firewall and letting the windows firewall do it's job. If you have an anti virus that filters your internet its more than likely blocking connection to your ipad even if you manage to connect for a bit.


    go ahead and try it.


    - apple user and your br3ezy friend