Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 2:06 PM (in response to Stumplewick)
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
iOS: Recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4199
Additional things to try.
Try this first. Turn Off your iPad. Then turn Off (disconnect power cord for 30 seconds or longer) the wireless router & then back On. Now boot your iPad. Hopefully it will see the WiFi.
Go to Settings>Wi-Fi and turn Off. Then while at Settings>Wi-Fi, turn back On and chose a Network.
Change the channel on your wireless router (Auto or Channel 6 is best). Instructions at http://macintoshhowto.com/advanced/how-to-get-a-good-range-on-your-wireless-netw ork.html
Another thing to try - Go into your router security settings and change from WEP to WPA with AES.
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
Fix Slow WiFi Issue https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2398063?start=60&tstart=0
Unable to Connect After iOS Update - saw this solution on another post.
Note - When troubleshooting wifi connection problems, don't hold your iPad by hand. There have been a few reports that holding the iPad by hand, seems to attenuate the wifi signal.
If any of the above solutions work, please post back what solved your problem. It will help others with the same problem.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 2:53 PM (in response to Texas Mac Man)
Thanks Tom but none of your links are applicable. Seen most before anyway.
The issue is clear. Now I am on iOS6, apple appear to require that their success page is accessed. In my case ensuring that I am screwed since that page is blocked. Before iOS6 apple.com was blocked, (to stop people using itunes), I could use wifi for email and surfing non apple sites.
Big mistake applying iOS6
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 3:00 PM (in response to Stumplewick)
I had the exact same issue at work with WebSense. Our IT department had to allow that page. Now iOS 6 has an issue requiring domain authentication every 10 minutes. So frustrating.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 5:38 PM (in response to Stumplewick)
I've had the same problem at work. After I got home I went to the test page. Then I added it to my reading list. Then I put my phone in airplane mode and entered the address into safari. It "loaded" the page. I will see what happens at work tomorrow and report back. Obviously if I am on a network that requires a logon Ill have to delete this page, but I'll deal with it. This has caused me a lot of frustration and I am disappointed with Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 5:41 PM (in response to Stumplewick)
https://s3-us3.ixquick-proxy.com/do/proxy?ep=4e6c707a6156317641415149426a7856516 7354b596b4d61527746584567775442563459546764464b54344c44466b5954565966484230724e5 6644850694a454e433848487934774f57746c65486b544452516b463273644a53634a416b6849594 242525a535962596b6f744b6959354c536b4b597763644e4773524b46386155514d5643515257485 27736457a59734630304b43696452566b734647516b3342556f474b5834764852343558435971564 259595542466457564259566b732f4b3334545654425458426875567a6f6e5077555957585241585 5454c445267564b7945764c475a494477494f426856324b53497a4f426b5452484a4f50467351455 56b4d4e55596d4b306f56617730624751354f6445514844573042465430694a544e7241436b62584 74163554330384a515148576d64375641464555565548436774555032467a6344646f52465579464 15a34557752644451305441515661&epile=4q6n41784q6n45774q444q774q4638334q5335725n58 6o3q&edata=7e3d8edd72461519cd4602b04ed95c55
proxy for google.com
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 6:51 AM (in response to Zeus78)
Thanks Zeus78. Good idea, but I tried same, but with no success. Pun intended.
Caught the problem at an opportune time. I was thinking of purchasing a macbook like my daughter had the previous week. Presumably they have the same serious limitation as the ipad. Waitin to see the MS Surface now.
I feel sure that it is a problem that will grow. For instance, it will be a waste of time for any salesman to bring one to our company to demonstrate a video of their product and expect to connect to our wifi. If I keep this ipad and a solution appears, it will be a long time before I install any "upgrades". Meantime, I have a wobbly table that needs just about an ipad thickness....
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 7:06 AM (in response to thecommando)
I get your idea and have a similar solution to the ITNazi's when absolutely necessary. I am glad to add your suggestion to my arsenal.
However, it does not help to log on to the wifi in the first place in order to use these, delightfully, underhanded procedures.
It is a shame this happened. I was really enthusiastic about my ipad. At least I can still laugh at the Savador Dali bridges on the ipad at home on my personal wifi.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 2:33 PM (in response to Stumplewick)
You're right, that doesn't work. It is now embarrassing to own a iPhone 5 at work. Can't even connect to the wifi. I'm tired of the ridicule but mostly I'm tired trying to figure this out. I can't get a cell signal inside the building, so my phone is next to worthless at work. I have to carry my laptop to meetings again to check my email.
We have a pond out back. I've been wondering if I could skip my iPhone across the surface to the other side. I bet it would go further then your iPad...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 2:53 PM (in response to Zeus78)
Not if I fitted an outboard motor app to it.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 3:05 PM (in response to Stumplewick)
Have any of those having this problem talked to the IT department yet to get the necessary URL unblocked?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 3:19 PM (in response to Ralph9430)
Of course. You think they care? Or know how to? Well after they have opened the box and installed the software, its job done and wait for 5.00pm. Even our local library is blocked. Want to search info about a pin or a shaft? No .. Big blue screen "Blocked for pornsite". Never happened with TELEX. Could bring abot a TELEX revival.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 11:20 AM (in response to Stumplewick)
Anyone have a workaround for this? I've been looking for months with no luck.