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  • 15. Re: Ipad wifi icon blinks out for a second then back on.. repeatadly.
    DM101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This is happening to me and it occurs at exactley one minute intervals. Funny thing is, it does not do it everyday. I have use An Airport Extreme, have tried all the little traicks on the Apple support page and somedays it does it and other it stops.

    Occasionally I get the "not connected to wi-fi" message, but mostly I can keep working without interuption.

    Annoying.
  • 16. Re: Ipad wifi icon blinks out for a second then back on.. repeatadly.
    Pappasbike Level 3 Level 3 (560 points)
    The disappearing wifi icon is the only wifi issue I've had but not to the extent I'm reading about here. It usually never happens more than once or twice a day if that often. I'll see the "connecting" alert on screen then in a few seconds it reconnects without my having to do anything.
  • 17. Re: Ipad wifi icon blinks out for a second then back on.. repeatadly.
    Allan Leedy Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)
    That's exactly what mine does on some networks, including my own — it's not much of an impediment to use but it's a little unsettling.

    By the way, how come iOS 4.0 is an option in the drop-down box below? I thought we still had to wait to get that.
  • 18. Re: Ipad wifi icon blinks out for a second then back on.. repeatadly.
    harveyb25 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well it has been 2 months since I started this thread and have since taken my original iPad back, waited a while and tried my luck with purchasing another one and now this new one is starting with the blinking wifi icon like the first one. Then it went from blinking icon to full blown loss of Internet connection basically followed the exact same path as the original iPad I had returned. So now what? Well this time I tried the suggestions that apple put out that i did not do with the first iPad such as update my wifi router firmware (done) go from wep to wpa2 security (done) and restarted my iPad. Well it did fix the loss of connection issues as in I now have all full bars of wifi and never dropped wifi signal since, but now the wifi icon is blinking again and I hope the whole process is not starting again. Is there supposed to be a fix for this in the ios4 update does anyone know? So if anyone is having these issues try the fixes that I did may get your Internet connection back but hope it stays back, we will see....
  • 19. Re: Ipad wifi icon blinks out for a second then back on.. repeatadly.
    Scratchpaper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same issues. I don't understand why Apple is not aknowledging this is a real issue. Its a shame. Its like, just say, yes there is a problem, we are working on it. Very frustrating.
  • 20. Re: Ipad wifi icon blinks out for a second then back on.. repeatadly.
    Allan Leedy Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)
    I'm wondering — since the problem you describe "ripens" over some period of time, have you considered whether it might be cured by a reboot or a restore when it becomes acute?
  • 21. Re: Ipad wifi icon blinks out for a second then back on.. repeatadly.
    jkent95 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I kept looking for posts on this particular issue. I'm also experiencing a version of this wifi problem. What happens with my iPad is that exactly 60 seconds after I wake the device from sleep the wifi connection will drop for about 3 seconds then reestablish. From that point on I can surf for hours with no connection issues. However the next time I wake it from sleep, 60 seconds it does it again. I've timed it with the stopwatch on my iPhone ironically. It's happens with my brand new Netgear N router and my sisters old Netgear G router. It's only an issue if I happen to be surfing at the time, otherwise I don't notice it. It is annoying as I find myself constantly looking at the wifi indicator waiting for it to go blank. Am I wrong but does stand to reason as this is a predictable timing issue that this is an easy firmware fix? And where is that fix by the way? It seems to me Apple promised this a long time ago. Despite all this I am loving this device which I've had for about two months now.
  • 22. Re: Ipad wifi icon blinks out for a second then back on.. repeatadly.
    robw0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i was having this problem this morning.

    i fixed it by updating my firmware to the latest release.
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