2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 22, 2010 10:40 AM by Christopher John Hunter
Christopher John Hunter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
iPad (64Gb WiFI) arrived yesterday - v.nice, fast & neat, only its WiFi ability ...

iPad in the kitchen, across the hall from an MBPro (10.5.8) in the study that hosts the WiFi (802.11n & 128WEP) ...

in the kitchen, setting up the WiFi connection via Settings on the iPad seems to work fine ...

but getting a connection that actually works (in Mail, Safari, EyeTV, and various apps) seems to need us to take the iPad into the study for a moment or two ...

after which we can take it back to the kitchen, and it works fine ...

until, now & then - every hour or two, say - the connection seems to be lost, EyeTV on the iPad freezes, etc ...

until we walk the iPad back to the study, for just a moment or two, then it's fine again ...

using an MBAir in the kitchen has always been fine ...

and with iPhones & an iPod touch no such problem has been noticed ...

an iMac (10.6.4) in the study has no problem with the WiFi ...

walls are just stud-partion (timber & plasterboard) ...

apart from 3G & TV USB-sticks (on the MBPro), everything is from Apple ...

iMac / MBP / Air / PPC G4 / unplugged TC /, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Laptops use 10.5.8 / G4s use 10.4.0 + 8.6 + 9.2 / 2x iPhone 3G / iPod Touch 2.2
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (154,170 points)
    A significant number of people have reported problems with wifi on the iPad. You might want to do a search using the search function on the right to see if any of the solutions might be applicable to you. Note the reported problems are typically with a router as a the Hot Spot and not a computer like you but they should be applicable.
  • Christopher John Hunter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Aye, thanks - I did review past posts and found, as you say, they seemed just about all to involve routers (mostly non-Apple) rather than a computer, so I thought it might be worth a new thread, in the hope of a break-through !

    Otherwise, the iPad is impressive ... makes me tempted to update our iPhones, too !