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Poor wifi reception on new iPad

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  • Vmmson Calculating status...
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    Oct 16, 2012 7:04 PM (in response to stlsteve)

    New ipad (ipad 3) -does the signal loss just as reported reported here so please stop the denying on the thread - not helpful!.  What is the solution?  A soft reset helps but not permanently.  So Apple - what is the deal - how many Ipad swaps do I need to go through to get one that does not have this issue. Going in tomorrow to swap this one.  How many trips will I have to make to the Apple store until I gat a good Ipad?  This one is gone tomorrow.

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (21,830 points)
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    Oct 16, 2012 7:09 PM (in response to Vmmson)

    Buy a new WiFi router.

  • Vmmson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 16, 2012 7:51 PM (in response to stlsteve)

    Same thing happens at the office, on airplanes where I bought access, and at wifi access points throughout the US and Asia ( Hong Kong, China, Thailand, and Korea).  Millions of routers in those countries - they can't all be wrong!

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (21,830 points)
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    Oct 16, 2012 8:04 PM (in response to Vmmson)

    Then get a replacement iPad. Yours must be defective.

     

    Hopefully, based on the skewed reports on this thread, you haven't concluded that all iPads have defective WiFi. I've used my iPad on dozens of networks with no problems.

  • titote Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 19, 2012 1:22 AM (in response to Vmmson)

    " How many trips will I have to make to the Apple store until I get a good Ipad? "

     

    In my case three.

    The third time I decided to get a Verizon iPad, At least then I can connect to the Internet when Wi-Fi doesn't work.

    To my surprise the Wi-Fi on this iPad works much better. I verified this by going to My normal - two different coffee shops and a pizza place.

     

    Perhaps there is a difference with the Cellier iPads - the Wi-Fi works better.

    For me the Extra $130 is worth it - just for the Wi-Fi.

  • Masolino1 Calculating status...
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    Oct 19, 2012 1:32 AM (in response to titote)

    In my case, one.  I got my wifi only iPad3 this past May.   Upgraded to OS6 in October.   Never a problem with Wifi except the reception isn't outstanding in most cases, but not dismal either.

  • Ruthless Cur Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2012 7:12 PM (in response to stlsteve)

    Wow, just found this thread after receiving my ipad3 and barely getting any wifi connections in town.  My 7 year old Dell Latitude X1 can pick up signals from 300 feet that my ipad can't at 50 ft.   I've tried all the possible remedies.  How can anyone ignore that there is a problem after 95 PAGES of posts?  Apple support did acknowledge a probelm but still won't say if it is a hardware or software issue.  That is pretty lame.  I guess I'll be returning it and looking at other options...

  • Usmaak Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 7:35 PM (in response to Ruthless Cur)

    They just announced the new iPad 4 today.  Supposedly it has faster WiFi.  I don't know if that means that they overcame this little issue.  But if I were you, I'd return the iPad 3 and wait a couple of weeks to see how things shake out with the newest iPad.

  • Ruthless Cur Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 8:21 PM (in response to Usmaak)

    Done!

     

    Thanks

  • macfanta Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 25, 2012 10:08 AM (in response to stlsteve)

    Apple must give us a new iPad4 for all these inconveniences...

    I can't use it as I use my iPhone or as they announced.

    I bought a lot of Apple devices

     

    two 17" MBP

    one 13" MBP

    two iPhone 4

    one iPhone 3GS

    three iPad

    five iPod nano

    one iPod Hi-Fi

    one 2TB Time Capsule

    one Airport Express

     

    and never had been so unhappy with this iPad3..

     

    I bought 2 iPad3 Wi-Fi at same day, same Apple Store but one of them is white. This one has the annoying problem. The black is OK until now.

     

    I installed the Airport Express as bridge in my kitchen.

    I only can achieve wi-fi signal on iPad3 if it's near a half palm from the Airport Express.

     

    I don't have any problem if I connect to TC bridge 5GHz Wi-Fi.

     

    My other iDevices connect to any of them without problem.

     

    I'm testing now my two iPad3 both at same room.

    The black iPad3 can connect to router wi-fi (WPA2)

    The white iPad3 can't. It connects only to 5GHz TimeCapsule bridge wi-fi (WPA/WPA2)

     

    The both serial number begins with DMPHGC

     

    Please Apple do something...

  • William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,425 points)
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    Oct 25, 2012 10:39 AM (in response to macfanta)

    macfanta wrote:

     

     

    I bought 2 iPad3 Wi-Fi at same day, same Apple Store but one of them is white. This one has the annoying problem. The black is OK until now.

     

     

    Have you contacted AppleCare at all?

  • glh1782 Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2012 1:18 PM (in response to macfanta)

    I'm on my third iPad 3 and I think my problems are solved. I finally made it to the Apple Store to meet with a genius, briefly described my problem and walked out a few minutes later with a replacement, no hassle. Both units that I returned had serial numbers starting with DM. This one starts with DK and the wifi is working fine.

  • Turzio Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2012 8:15 PM (in response to glh1782)

    I Just got my 2nd ipad and I keep losing my wifi after I'm on this piece of S**T for an hour I did all the resets and Nothing ! It goes back tomorrow I'm done and I have to pay Verison $70 restocking fee too !!!! I'm done with Apple products !!!

  • Steve Rayson Calculating status...
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    Nov 18, 2012 1:52 PM (in response to Turzio)

    My iPad 2 was fine until a month ago, when I couldn't get onto the wifi network on the Dutch trains. Then last week, I started losing wifi when I was upstairs, one floor away from my modem. I'd been using it for almost a year with no problems, then suddenly, nothing unless I am in the same room as the modem. Not even when holding it as advised here. So problems are not restricted to the iPad 3.

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