All wireless devices such as iPad comply to a set of agreed standards (or should) - the iPad being such a type of device should connect regardless if other devices have no issue connecting - if it does not then it fails to meet the standards the documentation claims it meets.
What if the user has no access to the routers (as in my case) where I use a campus type system in the apart-hotel I am currently living in while on assignment. Additionally, do you recommend we visit the IT support person responsible for free and pay for airport networks, hotel and school networks or other companies offices we may have to visit and login as a guest. Not everyone fits the standard cookie cutter solution of "have IT change the router sttings"
I can connect if I turn my phone (galaxy) into a Wireless AP, no problems the iPad detects required settings etc - but since upgrading to IOS 6 I cannot get my 'home' wifi login page to come up as the 503 connect failed page loads first and disconnects me from my router.
There has to be a simple coding solution to this - the apple 'ping' is either occurring too soon or not reacting correctly to no internet connection yet established as I have not manually inputted my username, password and pressed the connect button before apple.com connection failure appears.
As the connection to the router is dropped at this point, I must go into settings and repet the process over and over and over ...................with no success.
I like the Android comment.
My iPad 3 64gb with LTE & wifi which is only a month old cannot connect to my wifi network - and cellular is too expensive when roaming.
If this is not resolved over the next handful of days, I'm back to my home city for a weekend next weekend and requesting a cash refund - I'll get the new samsung and have plenty of change as a cash refund also........
So much for 'buying the best'.
Yes, that worked for me too! Well done!
My problem has been solved (fingers crossed, forever)
OK, some of you may have already tried this stuff, however, you MUST do this in a specific sequence for it to work.
Turn off your router
Go to your ipad and RESET NETWORK SETTINGS (for dummies like me who don't know how to do it... go to SETTINGS - GENERAL - RESET - RESET NETWORK SETTINGS.)
Once the ipad comes back on. Turn the router on. Go and turn on your wifi again and it will find the right settings.
Well mine did and I can now do everything I could not do since Sunday.
Message was edited by: mark in jersey
I think you're a bit behnid the times for making that comment
its become established there is an issue already
I have plastered the problem all over Apples Various forums and also logged a BUG Report
Go to Settings, General, About
Scroll down till you see Modem Firmware
Reply Back with your Modem Firmware
Modem Firmware: 04.12.02
IF your Modem Firmware is lower than the above on Iphone 4S, this is why your WiFi isnt authenticating.
My modem firmware is 3.0.04 on my iPhone 4S and I have no problems authenticating with routers, so I don't think that's the problem.
Actually what you posted makes no sense since the Modem Firmware (i.e. baseband) is for cellular data. It has nothing to do with WiFi. See http://www.beijingiphonerepair.com/news/final-version-of-iphone-4s-modem-firmwar e-baseband-on-ios-4-3-is-4-10-01/
With my iPad  with Modem firmware version 2.0.02 I seem to have a problem with some networks and not others!
I can no longer log on to either of the public networks at Manchester Airport (UK), nor the public network at my local National Trust property.
I can still log on to the backstage network in the theatre where I work, but can no longer log on to the front of house network.
At home, previously the iPad latched on to my Time Capsule network but, after applying the iOS6 update, it hooked on to the NetGear DG834G router in preference to the Time Capsule - but this has inexplicably rectified itself without any intervention from me.
Bizarrely, I can no longer sync my iPad wirelessly with iTunes as the application cannot "see" the iPad so I have to sync via USB.
And all this since iOS6 was applied.
drStrageP0rk, how do you suggest that I get all of these unconnected third party providers to upgrade their router firmware, or instal new routers, when the problem clearly stems from Apple?
Whether your contention that it isn't a wifi problem is correct or not, I cannot say as most of this techie stuff is way above my head, but I can't see the world changing just because Apple have FUBARed! And I don't see why my use of my iPad (i've been an Apple man since 1986) should be restricted when out and about for the same reason.
Hey everyone -
UPDATE: Apple is immediately directing all of these call in iOS6 WiFi issues to 2nd level support. 2nd level immedidatly admits an iOS6 issue and starts to walk the customer through restoring to pre-iOS6. No ifs, ands or buts.
Rumor from a credible source has iOS v 6.1 update in ~ 1 week. Supposedly resolves the WiFi issue.