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  • Gaius619 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Weird. Thanks for the tip. I've had mine for 3 weeks with no problem, and yesterday it started not connecting to my networks both at home and at work. I bumped the brightness (which I had just turned down) up a little, and it appears to have solved the problem
  • Back2Mac2009 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    All this messing around with settings should not be needed -- I have the 3Gs and the Wi-Fi works perfectly -- no drops, no password requests, it just works. The iPad, on the other hand is horrible.
  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (27,780 points)
    Back2Mac2009 wrote:
    All this should not be needed -- I have the 3Gs and the Wi-Fi works perfectly -- no drops, no password requests, it just works. The iPad, on the other hand is horrible.


    and for almost all iPad users no "messing around with settings" is needed. I've had zero WiFi problems with my iPad.

    Viewing this forum is like visiting a hospital, you don't find many patients who are perfectly healthy.
  • Bob Sabiston Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)
    I guess your point is that since most people are healthy, we shouldn't worry about the ones in the hospital? Dude you probably go to the hospital and tell people that you aren't sick.

    Bob
  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (27,780 points)
    Bob Sabiston wrote:
    I guess your point is that since most people are healthy, we shouldn't worry about the ones in the hospital? Dude you probably go to the hospital and tell people that you aren't sick.


    I don't know how you got that impression from my post. My point is that one cannot draw a conclusion like, all iPads require "messing around with settings", from the posts on this forum. Most iPads are using WiFi without problems or any changes to settings. Of course, that doesn't mean that some owners aren't having problems; this much is clear from the posts here. Your comment, "Dude you probably go to the hospital and tell people that you aren't sick" is rather thoughtless. I've often tried to offer help and advice to posters here who have reported problems.

    Sorry if you are having problems with WiFi but don't assume that everyone else must be having the same problems as well. If you are having specific problems report them (with router details) to Apple. They are supposedly working on some WiFi fix now but I imagine they can use every every bit of detail they can get.
  • spenn8080 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having this problem too. I have to believe that Apple is working on a fix because this is a very annoying problem. I'm using a 2wire wireless router from ATT and using WEP. IPad frequently fails to join the network. I have to copy and paste the hex key in about every other day to rejoin the network, and it often takes 2-3 times to join successfully.
  • Back2Mac2009 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a 3Gs, no problem with Wi-Fi - maybe its weak sometime, but never do I get a prompt to re-enter the password. iPad, I have these issues, and I can be within a few feet of the router.
  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (27,780 points)
    spenn8080 wrote:
    I'm having this problem too. I have to believe that Apple is working on a fix because this is a very annoying problem. I'm using a 2wire wireless router from ATT and using WEP. IPad frequently fails to join the network. I have to copy and paste the hex key in about every other day to rejoin the network, and it often takes 2-3 times to join successfully.


    Try switching to WPA or WPA2 security. That has been reported to help.
  • dbaud Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem. I have to go to configuration and reset the wifi settings and then it works again great, but this is a pain in the a__. this happens regularly and it only happens with certain networks. Don't get it.
  • LinkLink Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Anyone figure out a fix yet? This is getting tiresome.
  • David Day Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    Count me in too, I have an o2 wireless router using WPA2. Every time I wake the iPad it refuses to joint the network. I have to turn wifi off and on again, then it works fine until the next sleep.

    I never have any wifi problems with my MacBook, iMac, iPod touch and 2 iPhones on the same network.

    Please Apple, fix this soon!
  • laurentivan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem here. No wifi at wake up. Succeed to improve stability of Ipad wifi modifying some router parameters while our 3 macs (and ipod touch) at home work perfectly.
    There is a bug with the wifi on the iPad. Better to recognize it and fix it.
  • nahmed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem for me too, no WiFi at wake up. Even if I load Safari it says the web page cannot load because there is no connection, etc. After some time it tries to connect automatically and manages to do it fine, or brings the dialog box to choose the WiFi connection, which is strange because I always connect to the same. Sometimes I lose the connection completely, whereas my laptop is connected absolutely fine. Renewing the lease sometimes helps, but mostly I need to turn the WiFi on and off. I think Apple should release some fix for this problem soon. iPad is a fantastic device but having these WiFi issues is inexcusable given other devices are working perfectly.
  • ImperfectLink Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same issue even after updating firmware on my router, iPad software is up to date, iPad screen backlight is not set to min, WPA was already enabled and the router is even an Airport Extreme. It is definitely unnerving to sit there for 2 mins (the sleep time I set) and wake it a moment later to have the wifi dropped and not auto reconnecting. Tapping the SSID in wifi networks works fine.
  • RansomT Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    3 iPads at home, 3 at work .... All the same problem. 2 different networks, 2 different security settings; same problem. Seems only a restart is the only true work around, but it's a pain to keep restarting over and over and over during the day.