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iPad mini won't automatically connect to wifi

87175 Views 72 Replies Latest reply: Sep 21, 2013 9:16 AM by davidfromkidderminster RSS Branched to a new discussion.
  • walter4061327 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 8:09 PM (in response to ariesgirlinoz)

    Well, fromsouth, I am going to leave that to the engineers at APPLE.  We were able to run speedtests on both networks. They have the results.  The opposite consideration is that my home network flawlessly has delivered to 4+ Apple devices.  The lost to the mini was a sudden event.   I think that eventually we are going to see Apple admitting to an antenna problem with this batch of minis.

  • fromsouth Level 4 Level 4 (3,170 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 4:23 AM (in response to walter4061327)

    If you have been on that forum for a while, like me. You would notice, that after new device or new software comes, there thousands of people with wi fi problems. I leave that one up to you and other smart people, since apple router is not my forte. Logic is telling me, thou, that if your ipad had no problem on other network, antenna problem is not the issue. The argument that other devices had no problems, is born from incomplete understanding of router's work load.

    Not that I have one, just good enough to change some settings.

  • walter4061327 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 5:12 AM (in response to ariesgirlinoz)

    Are you asking me if we changed some settings on the router, channels, mode, name, etc?  Well YES we did. We checked for interference within the home and from the 10 routers sending signals in my neighborhood to see if the bandwidth was being compromised.  Check, check and double check.

  • walter4061327 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 5:16 AM (in response to walter4061327)

    Oh, and we also took ALL other devices off the router's 'work load', leaving the iPad mini with complete access to it's power.  Alas, she would lose connection when I took her 6 feet away from the Airport Express.

  • fromsouth Level 4 Level 4 (3,170 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 5:38 AM (in response to walter4061327)

    Did "she" also lose connection on another network?

    You don't have to answer, you are way more then, smart enough to get my point.

    You r just unhappy with what I am telling you right now. You think - "why that stupid

    guy is telling me those things", "he does not know half of what I know, especially after

    troubleshooting I have done". Let's hope that you lucky with replacement.

  • walter4061327 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 7:56 AM (in response to fromsouth)

    No, I am just wondering why your whole tone is so snarky.  You neither make me happy or unhappy.  I joined this forum to gain and offer about Apple troubleshooting.  The iPad did have connection problems with other networks.  As in not automatically reconnecting to a known network.  And speed problems.  I will leave the expert advice and final work to Apple.  Of course, I hope the new iPad works on my network.  If not Apple is keeping in contact with me to continue troubleshooting my network problem in not only the effort to help me, but to understand this device and the problems it is having that are of a same/similar nature.  

  • fromsouth Level 4 Level 4 (3,170 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 7:33 PM (in response to walter4061327)

    That is what I red in your first post:

    "Part of our diagnostics included my taking the mini to work to log into that network--no problem."

     

    That is what I got from last one:

    "The iPad did have connection problems with other networks."

     

    Then I red my post trying to find "snarky" and didn't find anything.

    Then looked in yours:

    "I think that eventually we are going to see Apple admitting to an antenna problem with this batch of minis."

     

    Then I remembered that:

    " We checked for interference within the home and from the 10 routers sending signals in my neighborhood to see if the bandwidth was being compromised"

    Sorry, I actually took you seriously before.

  • bunnycute Calculating status...
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    Nov 16, 2012 9:55 PM (in response to fromsouth)

    I have the similar problem with my ipad mini. I called apple support. they told me 2 options: 1. restore the mini to factory condition to see if that work if not, return it. 2. just return it. Thank god I saw your posting. I change the name of my wifi, the magic happen. Thanks a lot !!

  • fromsouth Level 4 Level 4 (3,170 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 4:58 AM (in response to bunnycute)

    You r welcome, happy to help if I can.

  • nwilliams38 Calculating status...
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    Nov 30, 2012 8:32 PM (in response to walter4061327)

    I've had this problem. Randomly it will stop even recognizing any wi fi networks even my mobile hotspot while all other devices are able to find the networks. It will not connect to anything and then after hours it will start finding and connecting to networks again? Have you found a fix yet?

  • akk1976 Calculating status...
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    Dec 12, 2012 6:41 AM (in response to ariesgirlinoz)

    hi there. got an ipad mini and had problems with the wifi too. my young finance administrator suggested removing the magnetic cover and the wifi worked fine. it could scan wifi netwroks and displayed the networks. try removing the magnetic cover. it should work. let me know and pass the message.

    enjoy the mini. **** cool lah!!

  • jree026 Calculating status...
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    Dec 13, 2012 12:21 AM (in response to fromsouth)

    I am having the exact same problem. Usually it disconnects after a long sleep. Did you get it fixed yet?

     

    Don't know if it is coincidence but I also have a net gear router and live in NZ

  • Pingu the Penguin Calculating status...
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    Dec 13, 2012 11:48 AM (in response to ariesgirlinoz)

    Out of interest, if the routers SSID is changed back to "NETGEAR", does the problem return?

  • Rllanos16 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 25, 2012 10:46 PM (in response to ariesgirlinoz)

    I was having same issue but my ssid was not Netgear but linksys.  I too renamed the ssid to something different and now ipad mini connects automatically.  I did go back and changed the ssid back to linksys and sure enough the ipad would NOT reconnect without me putting the password again.   So I have changed the ssid to a non linksys name and it connected automatically without the password.

     

    Pretty strange as I had no issues with iPhone 4 or iPhone 5.  Both are running iOS 6.0.2

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