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  • lets_cry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi All,

    Update to my previous post.

    I went to Apple store on Saturday, and spoke with Apple genius about my wifi issue.

    He told me that its my hardware fault (wireless network card), he replaced my ipad and gave me a new one, i have been using the new iPad since Saturday, and it has NOT dropped the wifi connection once. Apple Genius told me that if all my other devices (Macbook, iphone4 & iphone3) are working fine with my existing router, then there must be some fault with my iPad hardware.

     

    Now i have read this and other threads, and replacing the hardware may not be the suitable solution for everyone because some users had iPad 1 which was working fine and as they upgraded to 4.3.3 they are facing the same wifi connectivity issues.

     

    on my "faulty" ipad 2, i was able to find my location on the Maps app, but on my new "working fine" iPad the Maps app is unable to locate my current location

     

    Strange things are happening

     

    below is my first post on this thread, if anyone is interested to know what was going on

     

    Cheers

     

     

    I bought an iPad 2 16GB (Wi-Fi only) on 30th April, i'm facing Wi-Fi drop issues, I'm using a Netgear router, none of my other devices are giving me any trouble (iphone 4, iphone 3 & Macbook).

     

    On my iPad the the wi-fi signals suddenly disappear and it happens every once an hour. i have reset the network settings as well as twice restored iPad in less than a weeks time.

     

    Today i called apple support and i was told to reset my network settings & restore the ipad, and if things do not improve, i should book an appointment with apple genius bar.

     

    I'm going to an apple store tomorrow, will let u guys know of the outcome.

     

    Cheers

  • Jack.100 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Changing to static connection resolved the problem. I am using trend net 432brp

  • ragrippo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    same problem with only my ipad droppoing constantly.  My 2 iphones and all my windows workstations never drop, just the ipad 2.  I switched from WPA-2 to WPA and no more dropping issues.  Problem solved after trying every other recommendation from upgrading my router software to using a static ip.  Nothing worked but switching to straight WPA and BAM!!! Problem solved.

  • FastBikeGear Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ragrippo wrote:

     

    I switched from WPA-2 to WPA and no more dropping issues.  Problem solved after trying every other recommendation from upgrading my router software to using a static ip.  Nothing worked but switching to straight WPA and BAM!!! Problem solved.

    Well only if you are happy to use WPA security. Unfortunately as stated elsewhere in this thread by myself and others WPA offers only trivial security. Hope the kid next door doesn't download WEPCrack, (http://sourceforge.net/projects/wepcrack/), etc. Of course if you live in the sticks and have no neighbours there shouldn't be a problem! WEP and WPA both use TKIP encryption and both have several of the same fundamental security issues. WPA2 is inheritently more secure and usually set to use DES encyryption which is many times more secure.

  • RevB52 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My 5GHz connection is even worse than the 2.4GHz N. Unusable outside 8'.

  • Mwj320 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This problem is not unique to the iPad2. I have the original iPad and have had similar problems. Actually, I replaced my original iPad with a new one because of this problem. After many hours researching this, I seem to have resolved the problem by doing a firmware update to my router and by disabling the 40 MHz range on my router.  I read somewhere that the iPad did not like this frequency. At any rate... I have been able to use the wifi on my iPad without any interruptions since doing these 2 things.

  • Theo Gluck Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    So I have had my replacement iPad2 for about a week now and so far it is working flawlessly. I just set it up out of the box and it latched onto all available wifi networks (one off an Apple Airport Extreme and the other a Linksys WRT54G).

     

    My previous rig just stop seeing wifi all together but so far this one (I am using it to post this) has been rock solid. I don't understand the notion of setting up the wifi static since the whole point of this type of tablet device is its portability. Have since used it a 5 different business locations and there have been no issues or dropped signal..

     

    Sure wish I knew if there was a secret to share with everyone as to why this has been smooth and the previous device just stopped.  But so far the performance is exactly what I anticipated it should be.

  • julescantab Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Improved no end by turning off WMM on my router, although this does mean it will only connect a 'g' rates.

  • succeed Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    FastBikeGear wrote:

    (the chipset used in the iPAD and iPAD 2 was released by Broadcom as an early draft 2.0 802.11n compliant chipset, that is now about 5 years old)

     

    i thought this sounded a bit fishy so i looked into it. chipsets are not wi fi certified, products are. and the ipad 2 is not draft 2.0 certified, it is fully 11n certified. you can download the ipad 2 certification itself here.

     

    http://certifications.wi-fi.org/pdf_certificate.php?cid=WFA11082

     

    i can understand your frustrations with the product (i went through some very frustrating connection problems with my previous belkin) but you should make an effort to be accurate.

     

    to everyone else having problems:

    always try a firmware update on your router. this has solved connectivity problems for me on 2 seperate products (belkin and linksys) in the past.

  • succeed Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Theo Gluck wrote:

     

    My previous rig just stop seeing wifi all together but so far this one (I am using it to post this) has been rock solid. I don't understand the notion of setting up the wifi static since the whole point of this type of tablet device is its portability.

     

    sounds like you had a bad unit originally. i think the static wifi settings are a crappy way to fix routers that have DHCP issues. it sounds like a lot of people on here have had a similar experience to your first unit.

     

    good to hear you are working properly again

  • FastBikeGear Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    succeed wrote:

     

    FastBikeGear wrote:

    (the chipset used in the iPAD and iPAD 2 was released by Broadcom as an early draft 2.0 802.11n compliant chipset, that is now about 5 years old)

     

    i thought this sounded a bit fishy so i looked into it. chipsets are not wi fi certified, products are. and the ipad 2 is not draft 2.0 certified, it is fully 11n certified. you can download the ipad 2 certification itself here.

     

    http://certifications.wi-fi.org/pdf_certificate.php?cid=WFA11082

     

    i can understand your frustrations with the product (i went through some very frustrating connection problems with my previous belkin) but you should make an effort to be accurate.

     

    to everyone else having problems:

    always try a firmware update on your router. this has solved connectivity problems for me on 2 seperate products (belkin and linksys) in the past.

    Manufacturers do certifiy their chipsets as part of a reference design. (It's not practically possible to test a chips compliance unless it's part of a functioning WiFi device). Check here for the Broadcom Broadcom BCM 4329 chipset used by Apple in the iPAD http://www.wi-fi.org/search_products.php?search=1&lang=en&filter_category_id=4&l istmode=1

     

    Broadcom certied a reference design using this chipset but the reference design was only draft 2.0 certified. And check out the date.

     

    The chipset is an early design and has many performance limitations. Not least of which is that it does not support MIMO. But it is reportedly cheap and consumes less power than some other WiFI chipsets.

     

    Broadcom has since released more modern chipsets of course.

     

    Yes the iPAD 2 is WiFi Alliance 802.11n certified (I don't think I have claimed otherwise) but interestingly the iPAD is only draft 2.0 certified despite the standard having been ratified a very long tim before the iPAD was released!?

     

    The iPAD WIFI alliance certificate for the iPAD can be found here. ref: http://www.wi-fi.org/search_products.php?search=1&lang=en&filter_category_id=4&l istmode=1

     

    The WiFi compliance discussion can quickly get confusing not least because of the competing commercial and technical aims of the manufacturers driven WIFi alliance and the ISO 802.11 standards body. Later the ISO standards body adopted the ratified 802.11n standard - but from memory  they never adopted or published the draft 2.0 standard (I could be wrong on this - so check it out before quoting it as fact).

     

    so I apologise for just doing a light summary of the topic. The key point that I wished to make is that this is a very old and performance limited chipset to be using in a modern WiFi device and it may well be the source of frustration for Apple in trying to resolve this issue. I believe that later iOS releases attempt to off load some of the WiFi functionality from the chipset to address some of the chip limitations and this may be how they got the iPAD 2 to achieve 802.11 n compliance (When the iPAD '1' could not achieve it when released). but this last comment is just speculation.

  • huntersvillevic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    As mentioned in a previous post, I updated the iOS to the latest revision and still had the intermittent problems. I changed my router settings to the above and have not experienced any issues so far. Thanks for the heads up!!!!!!!

  • willo2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Does anyone have either a Linksys E-Series router (http://home.cisco.com/en-us/wireless/linksys) or the Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H router (http://www.buffalotech.com/products/wireless/wireless-n-routers-access-points/ai rstation-high-power-n600-gigabit-dual-band-wireless-router-ap-wzr-hp-ag300h/)? I am looking for a new router and I am curious if either of those routers and the iPad2 have issues using WPA2.

  • IpadManiac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I also recently purchased the IPAD2 what a piece of **** somany dropped connections I just put it up for sale on craigslist with a 50 dollar loss I suggest you also do the same. It is obvious this product is not hardened to avoid the basic necessities of a reliable network connection!

  • jamiefromlaguna beach Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having this problem on both my original iPad and the iPad 2.  Stays connected for a few minutes then I have to turn wifi off, then on again for it to work.  This happens so consistently that when I pick up either ipad after a while (of not using it) I *assume* that the wifi won't work.  This is ridiculous!

     

    I've tried all of the router settings solutions that people have come up with but none of them resolve it.  I sincerely hope that Apple comes out with a new OS that fixes this SOON!

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