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iPad WiFi works only with WPA/TKIP, not WPA2/AES

30970 Views 21 Replies Latest reply: Nov 30, 2012 8:03 AM by rock garden RSS
  • Mark Shykula Calculating status...
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    Jan 13, 2011 2:26 PM (in response to TashTish)
    As mentioned WPA2 does work fine with the iPad for some routers - Apple's of course. I use WPA2 encryption at home on my Apple router with no problems, and with a linksys at my in-laws - sorry I don't have model/firmware version handy. Just my 2 cents.

    As well, I have a couple guys at work with non-Apple routers using WPA2/AES and their ipads without any issues.

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    Mac OS X (10.6.4), Macbook Pro, iMac, iPad, iPhone, Touch, Express, Airport, Apple TV
  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)
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    Jan 18, 2011 2:47 PM (in response to TashTish)
    Thanks for the detailed update. Let us know things work out with the replacement.

    iMac G5 17", Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPad (4.2.1); PM 7600/132+G4/450 (Mac OS 9.1)
  • rock garden Calculating status...
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    Nov 29, 2012 7:52 PM (in response to TashTish)

    i just found that my network time server was down, so my router time was incorrect.


    so just picking the next 2 on the list gave me correct router time and my ipad connected immediately.


    using AES, as i always have before.


  • Taxes Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 8:02 PM (in response to TashTish)

    Good to hear tashtish. I was going to recommend buying an Airport Express. I have three and they have always run flawlessly with all my Apple and Windows gear. Great little wireless routers. Nearly all other routers are headaches in trying to fix issues and getting support.

  • rock garden Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 8:03 AM (in response to Taxes)

    i disagree. the only apple device i ever had that was junk was the express. i gave it away. it was unreliable and constantly had disconnection issues and had to be rebooted. had seen similar threads on here about this issue, all unresolved.

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