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
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....
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