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ipad2 keeps disconnecting from wifi connection after iO6 update

23277 Views 38 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2013 5:05 AM by blacmount RSS Branched to a new discussion.
  • Royalblue1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes i am having the same problem  i think it is unlikely to be my router as I upgraded my iphone too and have had no problem using this wirelessly at home through the same router.  For the sake of checking i will see if there is a router upgrade but I am almost sure it is an Ipad 2 issue.  Not a very happy bunny here.

  • FBell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi i'm having the same problem since the io6 upgrade. I use 2 TP-LInk routers. One as Main and other as bridge. The Main router is TL-WR2543ND.



  • Tressagain Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't think it's a wifi issue. I am able to connect to wifi however webpages will not load. Certain apps like Netflix don't work. It is very frustrating. My wifi connection is strong. I didn't start having issues until I updated to ios 6. It is apparent to me that it is not the wifi.  I have tried to fix this in so many ways. And it's just not working right.

  • Tressagain Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Have you had any issues with webpages loading on your iPhone?  I notice I have a much better connection when I turn off the wifi and use the cell network only to browse.  For some reason when I connect to wifi webpages will not load. It just doesn't make sense.

  • ivan858 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Before jumping to conclusions that you have a crap router, refer to article TS1398 in Apple's technical support database to troubleshoot the issue.

    iOS: Troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks and connections

    Article: TS1398



    Note: Some older third-party routers may not be compatible with all iOS devices, even after updating to the latest firmware. If your iOS devices can successfully connect to other Wi-Fi networks, contact your router's manufacturer to ensure your router is compatible with your iOS device.

  • Broadcast Chris Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Do you realize how ridiculous this reasoning is? People have ipads and iphones that, under ios5, work perfectly fine. No WiFi issues what so ever. They upgrade to iOS6 and wifi functionality is broken on these SAME devices... so the problem must be the router?

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (21,520 points)

    The reasoning is NOT ridiculous. Consider the possibility that iOS 6 now correctly uses a feature of the IEEE 802.11x WiFi standards that iOS 5 does not use. Now also consider the possibility that your router does not correctly implement this feature. You will now have problems where you previously did not. Despite your new problems  there is no error in iOS 6 it simply has discovered a hidden bug in your router. This sort of situation happens quite frequently.


    A router is a complex device; it is a computer in its own right. When you are having WiFi problems the router is always a possible source of error even if it previously worked and even if it is still working with other devices.

  • Broadcast Chris Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    Put the kool-aid down and back away slowly. The so called "wifi standard" you're trying to reference is a red herring. One of the key features of IEEE standards is backwards compatability, that's what MAC and PHY protection schemes are for. To try and blame EVERY OTHER technology company out there for what is really obviously a failure of wifi implementation by Apple is 100% ridiculous. Apple has already admitted to there being a problem with iPhone 5's wifi and you're going to cling to this lunacy?

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (21,520 points)

    Knock off the kool-aid bull. That's insulting.


    I gave you a reasonable possibility to consider. It may or may not be the case.


    This has absolutely NOTHING to do with IEEE 802.11 backward compatibility. It has to do with 802.11 implementation bugs. There are plenty of outright day one bugs in router firmware which simply require the right circumstances to manifest.


    There is nothing obvious here and your statement, "is really obviously a failure of wifi implementation by Apple" is a hasty conclusion and completely unjustified.


    One must realize that the vast majority of iPad iOS 6 users are having NO WiFi problems whatsoever. I have had no problems with WiFi on any network I've tried to connect to. How do you account for this if Apple's implementation is a "obvious failure"? How do you account for the numerous posts on this forum of iOS 6 WiFi problems being solved by router firmware updates?


    When one is troubleshooting a problem you cannot simply assume that something is or is not the case. You must investigate all possibilities.

  • FBell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Really, is that the answer from apple? We improved the technology so your devices won't work?

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (21,520 points)

    Look, if your router has a bug now discovered by iOS 6 then fix (if it is still supported by the manufacturer). Do you expect Apple to be hamstrung by old router bugs? By the way, this is extremely rare as evidenced by the few reports of problems compared to the 10s of millions of users who have updated to iOS 6.


    Note that, as with all responses here, this "answer" is from myself, a user like yourself not Apple. Of course, I did work in computer networking for 30 years before I retired. Of course, only Apple knows exactly what the situation is.


    Note that many users have reported here that their WiFi problems were solved by simply updating firmware on their routers.

  • Leejm12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Guys I hv two iPad 2s with a dlink router. Upgraded both. One works and one doesn't. Seems to me it's an os issue.

  • edcaluma Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same issue when using iOS 5.1.1 there is no problem in my Wi Fi connection then when iO6 came and upgrade my iphone 4S this problem starts...can apple had a solution for this????

  • FBell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Clearly is not a router issue, because the rest of devices (not apple devices) works without problem. I used tp-link routers in my netwok, the oldest router (downstairs) worked perfectly, the problem was with my almost new 2543nd router (released on 2011). So i bought a 841nd for upstairs and disable the 2543nd wireless signal and then everything  works perfectly.

    JimHdk i really appreciate you answer but i never said that you were from apple staff, i thought that your arguments were based on apples. I'm not an IT guy  i' m just a lawyer who likes technology, but i'm smart enough to notice that this wasnt a router issue.


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