Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 3:51 AM (in response to elle online)
This could easily be a problem with your WiFi router (despite the fact that other devices appear to work). Test your iPad on some other networks. If it works there then replace your router. If it does not work on other networks then your iPad probably has developed a hardware problem.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 5:20 AM (in response to elle online)
This probably has nothing to do with your iPad or your router but more to do with a neighbour having received a present of a new router or of another device that has made them reconfigure their existing one!
You only experience your iPad attempting to connect to your router but you don't know how many others are using the same wireless channel (or, possibly, even the same SSID on their routers - particularly if it is using the 'default'!).
It is worth 'sniffing' wifi channels to see who is using what, if possible, and then changing to channels with the least use.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 5:26 AM (in response to elle online)
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
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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.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 8:06 AM (in response to Texas Mac Man)
Updated router setting for channel from automatic to channel 1 - and was able to connect to the WIFI from the IPAD 2 -
Tried rebotting IPAD, resetting network, etc., but then when I finally changed the channel on the ROUTER - I was able to connect to the network with no issues - hopefully it will continue to work!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 3:27 PM (in response to Texas Mac Man)
Thanks for all the replies!
My internet is ADSL1 - ADSL2 isn't available in my area .
Have tried 1, 2 and 5. No change, unfortunately.
I think I might be unpopular if I change the security settings - the others in the house don't seem to have a problem with the wifi ?
I have a wireless modem somewhere - I might give that a go and see if it picks that up. It was working well with other networks earlier in December (but then again, it was also working well with my home wifi .