I agree with TheDr1970. This issue has been around for a while.
Take my advice...trying to figure out why an old router keeps disconnecting is a waste of time. I tried everything under the sun with my old Cisco WRVS4400N. While I agree it's not ideal, purchase a new router. It's obvious that this issue isn't going to get much attention from Apple. If a new router doesn’t fix your issue, return it.
For me, the Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H and an Asus router have worked flawlessly. I have an iPhone 4, iPhone 5, and an iPad 2 running iOS 6.0.1.
My parents have the Cisco Linksys E2500 router and they have never had issues with their iOS devices and WiFi. I still prefer the Asus router.
My ipad is working fine after initial troubles with wifi (for about a month). My fix was a full reload of IOS from scratch. Since then I have been through 4-6 different IOS versions plus it works off 3 different wifi access points at home (Netgear, SMC and Ubiquiti). It also works fine when I am out at probably another 10 different brand X access points. As it should.
I was ready to throw the ipad away (it was a prize) with frustration and much badmouthing of Apple. I now have iTune problems (version 10.7) and the Apple badmouthing has started again. Not so much because of the crappy software but because of their refusal to acknowledge any problems.
I know that this is a software issue. I have had my iPad 2 for almost 2 years. The WIFI worked great until iOS 6 update took place. After the update, I rarely see any signals at the places I frequent during the day when I used to receive strong signals. At work my iPhone can connect to the WIFI where the iPad doesn't show a signal available.
I am a huge apple fan, but this is extremely frustrating and why Apple has not provided a fix has gotten me to begin doubting the company and its new leadership.
Please fix so I can use my iPad again!!!!!
I had the same issues withe my brand new Ipad4.
I would recommend users to set Static IP and make HTTP proxy as auto and followe by a restart of your Wireless router. Once I did all these i had to restart my IPAD once and the issue never happened again for me. Not sure what fixed the issue but seems like its very stable now..
I am on IOS 6.1
Have had the iPad 2 running fine until recent iOS upgrade. I don't know if this is a version 5 or 6 since I upgraded from version 4.something. What I can say is since this time the signal strength does not seem as strong. My lap top has no issues and has the same strength as always. Note: this device is a Windows machine. Are there any moderators on this forum? I have never seen any post from Apple about any topic that I have had questions with.
I also like all the responses of buy an apple this or that to make it work. Really. Come on. Why should you need to buy another Apple anything to get it to work. Is this Apples growth strategy?
Anyway back to the issue at hand wifi signal does not have the same strength. Does anyone know if the latest iOS reset or changed the power of the antenna to improve battery life or something?
If you remember back to when the ipad was fresh and new, there were problems with the ios devices wanting to hang on to their ip addresses indefinitely. I fought this problem with my ipad 2 as soon as I updated to IOS 5. I then had the problem with a 3gen ipad. After a little troubleshooting, I found my iphones were sporadicaly dropping wifi too.
I went into my wireless routers dhcp settings and assigned static reservations to every ios device i had. I haven't dropped wifi on any devices in months.
This is a very good solution.
How did you sort this problem with the 400 other wireless access points you might need (or want) to attach to ?
Nothing really to do with this issue but my ipad also lost connection to its usual access point this morning. I have three WAPs. Found that the power plug had fallen out of one, the power supply had failed on the second and for some reason wireless had turned itself off on the 3rd. All on the same day.
Well my wife and I are on IPAD2's, she is on 6.0.1 and I am on IOS 5
I have NO problems accessing our WiFi connections (there are 4 in the house) with varying channels and password algorithyms.
I can pick up anything, her IPAD since 6.0.1 update never sees all the connections and sometimes cannot pick up any of them.
Before 6.0.1 everything was fine.
Also sensitivity on her IPAD has dropped, so when connected, whereas I see 3 bars, she will see 1 at best.
This is absolutely an IOS 6 issue.
Thank you Twol to confirm that I am not nuts. I am exactly in the same situation with my wife. Except I made the mistake to upgrade both our iPads to iOS 6!
All other wireless, non iOS, devices of my home do not have such issue.
I hope Apple will fix it. So far I decided to stop moving all my IT equipment (PC, smartphone...) to Apple. I do not want to put my eggs in same bas (**** wifi breaks then returns) basket!
@twol: Your experience is my fear. MY iPad2 worked like crap for months before I realized that there were certain router tweaks that could help. Now that it works I am hesitant to upgrade the IOS.
I should also mention that at the time I originaly discovered the problem I found out that ALL Apple devices were slow (or wouldn't connect) in my house with my Linksys router. The devices that wouldn't work right were 2 iPads, 4 iTouches, 1 iPhone. I started testing all my kids crap and realized, holy poop, it's not my iPad2 after all! It's EVERYTHING Apple makes. My "other" stuff worked fine (Blackberry, Droid, Dell laptop, Gateway laptop, Linksys USB wifi card in an old desktop).
By turning off QoS on my router, every single Apple device was suddenly fixed. My kids had never told me how slow their stuff was because they thought it was normal. OMG! Wireless DL speeds jumped from less than 1MBps to 15-20MBps! That is a drastic change. It used to take HOURS to install a new app but now it's pretty much done in seconds.