Does the iPad 2 support 5 GHz networks cause I have an AEBS that runs in duel modes. My Mac and pc have no problem connecting to the 5 GHz band but the iPad doesn't even see it. I've read a few topics that stated it did but a few of them said that the iPhone 4 supports it, but I know that this is not true, so I don't know if I can believe them or not. Any help will be nice and I have also read that os 4.3 killed it if it did have and that's the stock for iPad 2 so is it just iOS or not. Can't find any specs saying it or not so I'm a little lost.
MBP 17", iPhone 3GS, iPad 32 Gig, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 8 Gig Ram Core i7 2.66
Ok I forgot a yes they are two different ssid's one is the family network which is the 2.4 and the other is called 5 GHz so there would be no confusion. The way I am checking is with the settings and the only network that shows up is the family network there is no 5 GHz at all also I tried changing ssid on 5 GHz band to no luck
How close are you to the Airport? Same room or not? Is the iPad in the same room as the Macs? 5GHz does not penetrate walls as well as 2.4GHz so for testing you'll want to be in the same room as the Airport and preferably "line-of-sight". (Airport not being blocked by monitors, printers, desks, etc.) My Mac and iPad can't go more than one room away with the 5GHz band, but I can get to the garage almost 100ft away on the 2.4GHz band. And as many suspect, the Wi-Fi antenna in the iPad may not be as good as on a desktop or laptop. If I'm 50ft away in the living room, I get a decent 2.4Ghz signal on my Macbook Pro, but barely one bar on the iPad (and the 5GHz band doesn't appear on the list on the iPad.)
As I said, my iPad will connect to the 2.4GHz band before the 5GHz often due to a stronger signal. I've also noticed that the 5GHz SSID will take several seconds to appear in the list on my iPad settings. I'm suspecting that because of the weaker 5GHz signal, it takes the iPad longer to confirm it's legitimate.