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iPad 2 wifi issues after iOS 6.1.3 update

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  • Mr.Mistry Calculating status...
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    Sep 19, 2013 2:38 PM (in response to atblaura)

    Me too, I feel like I bought at $800 paper weight. Oh well, I guess I'm moving to android - at least the devices are cheaper.


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  • Tozzi89 Calculating status...
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    Sep 19, 2013 2:35 PM (in response to atblaura)

    Is it slower then iOS 6.1.3? Or is it about the same? Sadly, I thinking to sell mine too, upgraded from 5.0.1 to 6.1.3, big misstake My iPad has been useless since..

  • atblaura Calculating status...
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    Sep 19, 2013 2:39 PM (in response to Tozzi89)

    the speed is slower and sometimes it doesn't pick up wifi when the modem is 3 feet away.  I can use it with the hotspot on my phone, but I really don't want to pay for all the data that requires.  Basically it is completely useless.  I bought it to use instead of lugging my laptop around the house.  What a waste of money. 

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    Sep 19, 2013 5:29 PM (in response to spacecake)

    updated to 7. nothing, no better, wifi still a mess &amp; now just irritated. I used to love my ipad2. so very sad. my old ipad 1 works like a champ; but, it has an old iOS.  maybe I'd like 7 if I wasn't so irritated with the "$800 paperweight" issue.

  • McKenn Calculating status...
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    Sep 19, 2013 6:01 PM (in response to Quele)

    This issue has made me so mad that I stopped using my ipad 2 and waited around for 7 to come out in hopes it would fix this problem they cause, but nope. I have read so many threads dealing with this situation and I keep seeing the same "fix" thrown around where it only works less than half the time for ppl. I'm giving Apple a few more weeks in hope of addressing this issue, if not I'm giving up on them and just getting a Surface.

  • Tozzi89 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2013 3:38 AM (in response to spacecake)

    iOS 5.1.1 is the best, I miss that.

  • atblaura Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2013 8:25 AM (in response to Tozzi89)

    do you have any idea how to get that back?  I say a post where someone had put 5.1.1 back on to their ipad and it worked.  But I don't know how.  I think it had something to do with downloading to itunes.

  • Denisehs Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2013 5:33 PM (in response to Quele)

    I also update my wifi to a Apple wifi. Everything is working now on my iPad 2 except my kindle app. I have to re- download all my books. Good news is the new apple wifi can be set up wirelessly and very easily. You don't have to hard wire it to a laptop or computer to set it up. Setup was a breeze, but to safe I let my 18 year old do it, I just watched.


    Good luck,



  • Tozzi89 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 21, 2013 10:20 AM (in response to Denisehs)

    Only sorry Apples own WiFi spots are very slow. You can forgett to use a PC with it and get actually use of your broadband connection with it. Also, it costs a lot more than a better Wireless Router/Access point.

  • Got it Calculating status...
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    Sep 21, 2013 9:48 PM (in response to Quele)

    If you are not using an apple router, try updating the firmware of your router to manage 20/40 protocol.  This seems to have worked with my trendnet router.   Prior to update, I had the paperweight ipad4.  Good luck.

  • Currydish Calculating status...
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    Sep 27, 2013 10:13 AM (in response to Quele)

    I've had my ipad 2 since the first day it came out in canada. I loved it! But two weeks ago about, the wifi started missing and I get a very weak Signal!

    I have two homes and it's the same problem, if I'm not sitting by the router I don't get a signal. At work I used to get the wifi there too, now it's hit and miss if it even finds the network.

    I changed my router in one of my homes, same probleme, my other equipment still works fine.

    Went to apple store in Mtl and spoke to a genius. Wifi reception fine in the store. He did a diagnostics of my ipad and it's in great shape....

    He suggested I try a Starbucks cafe to see if I have the same problem. Haven't had a chance to do that.

    Was thinking of getting the ipad mini, but if wifi just quits without any reason and apple doesn't care I am not inclined to buy anymore of their products. One of the reasons we buy apple in the first place is for their quality and customer service, but if they do not acknowledge or fix the problem what's the point of buying apple?


    Very disillusioned apple customer!

  • peachandpit Calculating status...
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    Oct 10, 2013 12:36 PM (in response to Quele)

    Adding myself to the choir.

    My iPad is practically useless since the upgrade to 6.1.3. WiFi is up for two minutes, then just drops out.


    For the longest time I suspected my router, but tonight I took time to really test and I can tell you, this is definitely a bug in the iPad. Distance to the router often has something to do with it, but the problems persists, are repeatable and can happened even very close to the router. My iPhone and computer next to the device have no problems, so the bug is definitely there.


    I really loved this device, until now. Reading this thread is discomforting, but I have not given up on Apple just yet. Thank you all for sharing, I'll contact Apple tomorrow and let you know how it goes... Lets hope they can offer me something better than what they offered some of you guys.

    I wish you all a good evening.

  • spacecake Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 10, 2013 6:38 PM (in response to Quele)

    FINALLY we have success....switched cable providers NOTHING....tried to figure out how to go back in time to a pre 6.whatever version, no dice....GAVE UP....grumbled....then, this weekend....birthday gift = airport time capsule....THEN --> my old airport expresses (2 of them circa OLD maybe the last century) could not connect...more grumbling...birthday gift upgrade = new fancy pancy aiport express.


    VOILA!!  timecapsule all hooked up to comcast modem, disconnected wireless dealio on comcast POS device & now it's only a modem (v/s a modem + a router) -- > hooked up.....SOSOSOSOSO EASY...SOSOSOSO NICE....and now....full bars of wireless all over the house


    i don't even care any more that husband's ipad (the one that jumped to a post 6.3.whatever that caused this whole ruckus) got its glass broken the next day....NOT MY PROBLEM....the wifi still worked!  yup, that's all the empathy i could muster for him, "sorry...but, now you can get wifi on any toilet in the house....get your glass fixed yourself!"  (aka: do not take my celebrating away from me....your wireless works & now i don't feel guilty that i upgraded you)

  • Kpk001 Calculating status...
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    Oct 13, 2013 7:29 AM (in response to Quele)

    Now that Apple have continued to ignore the wi-fi problem described so many times in this thread; what should I buy instead?

  • Netrunnerz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 16, 2013 5:55 AM (in response to Quele)

    So, has anyone tried to replace their router to get this working? I am using an Apple Airport Extreme (2007) and currently have the problem on my Ipad2.


    Just wondeing if I should invest in a new router as I am not replacing the IPad.

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