Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2010 6:11 AM (in response to iPod Touch - Wipe)Have you tried the iPad while the laptop is connected? My iPad does the same, it finds the Wi-Fi network but does not connect to any websites. If I turn my iMac on and make sure it's connected to the wi-fi network, suddenly my iPad connects? Not sure why or how that works?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2010 9:26 AM (in response to Andy Tedd)Yesterday my iPad started having problems connecting to my home wifi. Right now it is not connected but all 4 other laptops are working using the same wifi access point.iPAD 32 GB, iPhone OS 3.1.2, iPad 3.2
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2010 2:08 PM (in response to tboswell)I have been reading on other threads, and it seems iPad likes a certain setup of the router it is connecting to. I am trying to learn about router settings at the moment, so if I have any luck i'll let you know.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2010 3:32 PM (in response to iPod Touch - Wipe)It must have to do with the ports that iPad and iPhone are using through the wireless router.
I have no problem on my home wifi network, I am at a friends location and this is where I am having the problem.
If I can figure out the router ip address AND the ports I need to open then in theory it should work.Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2010 5:42 AM (in response to iPod Touch - Wipe)I have a new iPad and tried to connect it to the router that my iMac is using ... it has full strength, accepts the password, and still doesn't let me do anything on the iPad. Am I missing something?iMac and iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2010 1:09 PM (in response to Andy Tedd)Hello Andy,
did you find a solution yet? I have the same problem: turn in iPad, founds network but can not use internet. When turning on my laptop suddenly the iPad "wakes up"?Dell, Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2010 9:15 PM (in response to iPod Touch - Wipe)Check your IP address on your iPad....if it's 169.254.. it will not connect to internet.
I changed my router's security to WPA2-PSK like mentioned before in this thread and the iPad connected instantly. I had it on WEP previuosly.
Same passcode and everything...so hopefully this won't cause problems with most of my other wireless devices.
happy iPad now...iPad, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2011 5:23 AM (in response to funkof73)
I searched online for the same issue without any luck but found this after i resolved the problem:
Nasty 169.x.x.x ip address suddenly started showing up on my iPad and wont connect to the Internet.
Got the router reset and changed the security and it worked.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2011 11:31 AM (in response to iPod Touch - Wipe)
I don't know what I'm doing, but I had the same problem and accidently solved it. I went to settings-wifi and then touched the blue arrow button next to my network name. I then touched "forget this network". I then closed settings and opened safari. I got a message that I couldn't access the internet because I wasn't connected to a network. I removed this message and then waited. Eventually (within 30 seconds) a join network box appeared, I touched it, typed in my password, and it suddenly worked.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2011 3:09 PM (in response to AnotherHarry)
I'm having the same problems. My computers have no problem connecting, but my iPad intermittantly can't connect to the internet. I've tried "forgetting" the network, but it that won't fix it. The only thing that fixes it is rebooting my wireless router. But that is not an acceptable solution, I shouldn't have to keep doing that. Must be some conflict with the IP address, but can't figure it out.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2011 10:12 PM (in response to AnotherHarry)
thanks... I had the same problem but i did what you had said and everything became normal...again thanks
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2011 11:49 AM (in response to iPod Touch - Wipe)
I had this problem at work after resetting my Ipad 2 to deal with a different problem. I called Apple Support, which had nothing to add beyond what can be found in the threads and support articles here. When the Apple Support person started pushing me to reset my Ipad2 to factory settings, wiping out everything, I said forget that.
Here's what worked for me: 1) turn off my cellular data service 2) make sure none of my available wireless networks were "known" 3) turn on Safari and ignore/dismiss the message that Internet service wasn't available 4) when the message about available networks finally came up, pick the one I wanted and put in normal sign in.
And I'm up! Without returning to factory settings.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2011 6:38 PM (in response to bearwife)
Great solution. I never would have thought of if. I'd tried all of the "usual suspects" without success. Thanks for posting...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2012 3:17 AM (in response to iPod Touch - Wipe)
Help! I'm having the same problem. My laptop PC connects fine, but my iPad finds the network, shows a connection with strong signal, but when I try to access anything on the internet I get a "serve unavailable" error. I've tried everything in this thread with the exception of resetting the server. I'm staying at a hotel in Germany and they won't do it. I've used my iPad at different hotel here so I know it's not an issue with Germany.
Any help would be greatly appriecated.