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IPad IOS6 and WiFi issues

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Nov 10, 2012 3:35 PM

Anyone else notice that since iOS6 on my iPad 2 and now new iPad Mini I cannot get my Starbucks acceptance page to pop up unless I reboot the unit!. This *****!

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,280 points)
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    Nov 10, 2012 5:46 PM (in response to MACDecline)

    Some things to try first:


    1. 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.


    2. Go to Settings>Wi-Fi and turn Off. Then while at Settings>Wi-Fi, turn back On and chose a Network.


    3. Change the channel on your wireless router (Auto or Channel 6 is best). Instructions at ork.html


    4. Go into your router security settings and change from WEP to WPA with AES.


    5.  Renew IP Address: (especially if you are droping internet connection)

        •    Launch Settings app

        •    Tap on Wi-Fi

        •    Tap on the blue arrow of the Wi-Fi network that you connect to from the list

        •    In the window that opens, tap on the Renew Lease button




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    If any of the above solutions work, please post back what solved your problem. It will help others with the same problem.


     Cheers, Tom

  • Magusjgm Calculating status...
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    Dec 28, 2012 10:09 PM (in response to MACDecline)

    I had this same issue, it seems any wifi that requires you to complete a guest page fails until you reset the device or network settings. My iPhone 5 did not have this issue, strangely enough I figured it would.   The kicker is the iPad Mini appears to connect but fails to open any web pages. This is just one of many problems I have experience with this device?

  • swtmak Calculating status...
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    Jan 22, 2013 1:21 PM (in response to MACDecline)

    Yup. I see the same problem with my iPad 2 (iOS 6.0.1). I frequent 3 Starbucks regularly and have problems at all of those locations (i.e., 'connects', but no log on page). Only way to make it work on those networks seems to be resetting the network settings, but that blows away the home and work wifi settings (where the iPad is working fine).


    I know it isn't the Starbucks network, since I also have an iPhone 4S (iOS 6.0.1), and it works fine (i.e., get log on page immediately) at those locations.


    There appears to be tons of threads on this topic. Anyone heard of solutions aside from resetting the network settings?

  • swtmak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 19, 2013 1:28 PM (in response to MACDecline)

    Have you tried iOS 6.1? (Released Jan 28)

    I installed it to my iPad 2 and connecting to various Starbucks hotspots works fine now, i.e., no more resetting network settings every time. The log on page comes up consistently and reasonably quickly, too.

    In any case, you might want to give 6.1 a try if you haven't yet. Good luck.


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