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 http://macintoshhowto.com/advanced/how-to-get-a-good-range-on-your-wireless-netw 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
iOS 6 Wifi Problems/Fixes
Fix For iOS 6 WiFi Problems?
Did iOS 6 Screw Your Wi-Fi? Here’s How to Fix It
How To Fix Wi-Fi Connectivity Issue After Upgrading To iOS 6
iOS 6 iPad 3 wi-fi "connection fix" for netgear router
Apple's iOS 6 Wi-Fi problems
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
WiFi Connecting/Troubleshooting http://www.apple.com/support/ipad/wifi/
How to Fix: My iPad Won't Connect to WiFi
iOS: Connecting to the Internet http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1695
iOS: Recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4199
How to Quickly Fix iPad 3 Wi-Fi Reception Problems
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
How To Fix iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Wi-Fi Connectivity Issue http://tinyurl.com/7nvxbmz
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.
I have the same problem:
- still have the problem
- did wifi on/off
- did restart
- did resest
- did restore over iTunes
- restarted router
All the other iDevices properly connect to my two Wifi networks, but not the iPad Mini
Before today, everything worked fine. Lost the connection to the wifi after using my WiFi Hotspot from iPhone 5??? Something to do with that?
I am at a complete loss. I would call a snake charmer at this point if I thought it would work. My first iPad Mini worked great on my home network, but would not connect to my work network. Mind you I have a Kindle Fire, my wife has a Kindle Fire, two computers, my iPhone 4s and my wife's iPhone 4s that connect to everything fine. Apple told me with the first Mini, 'Take it back'. So I did. I have had this second iPad Mini for a week. It worked fine....for a week. I was surfing away Sunday night downloading books on my Kindle app. Got tired and went to bed. Next morning: it wouldn't connect to wifi, no way no how. I reset the network settings. I shut bluetooth off. I rebooted my router (even though all my other things connected). I changed security on my network. I changed the name of my network. I restored my iPad Mini as though it was new......couldn't connect to wifi. I've litterally tried everything. I have been on the phone for hours with Apple they are baffled, but one told me that they were aware that there was a problem and were not sure if it was software or hardware. I guess we are going to have to wait from almighty Apple to find out. This *****! Oh and it wouldn't connect even at a McDonalds where they have unsecured wifi. If anything works for you or you hear anything I would appreciate the help. Thanks!
I could not get rid of the problem, but:
- when I used another router at my work (Airport), I could log into the WiFi
- I still could not log in with HotSpot from iPhone5
P.S. The WiFi at my workplace was used to initally set up my iPad mini when I received it, an probably was the last wifi network where I was logged in (or maybe the Personal Hotspot)
Ok, I changed my iPad mini today. The vendor tried himself to log into his wifi network with my (old) iPad mini (reseted to basics). He did not manage, so I got a new one, which is working until now!!
STRANGE THING: No WiFi networks worked (except the one at my work place). WHY? Was it the last one used, was it because it was the first one used, is it because it's an Airport from Apple, is it using 5GHz while the other Wifi Routers used 2.4 GHz????
Who knows, but Apple!
I am on my third iPad mini as the previous two, after each working properly for two weeks, failed to connect to my home network or any other network I tried. I am now convinced it is a hardware problem and not an ios6 problem or a router problem. I have tried all conceivable ways to reset the mini and my Netgear router based on all of the suggestions at this site. Here is what I have established:
When it's working properly, the mini will receive either the 2.4 ghz or the 5.0 ghz signal from a router, if it is a dual band unit, which most of the newer routers are . Most users see only the 2.4 ghz signal, especially from public networks at coffee shops, airports, etc. My units, after the aforementioned two weeks each, failed to detect the 2.4 ghz signal, but contined to detect the 5.0 ghz signal. That's OK as long as I'm at my home, but useless anywhere else.
Over the past month I have taken both of the minis back to the local Apple store and talked to a couple of the geniuses. I had a little trouble convincing them as I could not demonstrate the 2.4 Ghz failure as the store network is only 5.0 ghz. However the department store next door did have a 2.4 ghz network and I was able to convince the Apple folks that indeed it did not work on 2.4 ghz. I had my iPhone5 along to show that both signals could be received with a properly functioning device. This indicates that the radio receiver in the mini has failed somehow and cannot detect the 2.4 ghz signal, and all of the software and hardware resetting in the world will not make it function. The only answer is a replacement (or a repair ) of the unit. Apple needs to address this issue as it appears that there is a fundamental design/manufacturing flaw in the units. This may extend to other models of the iPad that use the same receiving circuitry.