Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2011 5:03 PM (in response to creolesbk)
"why will new iPad 2 not connect to internet even though it detects my wi-fi?"
Your iPad detects your WiFi, but does it actually connect to the network? Do you have any other devices on the network and can they connect to the internet?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2011 5:45 PM (in response to creolesbk)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2011 6:29 PM (in response to GZukes)
yes, my MacBook Pro laptop, and another PC laptop and an iPod Touch have all been working successsfully wirelessly via my office desktop home network modem. I don't have a lot of understanding of how these things work as someone else set up home network for me. Any advice will be most welcome. I'm sure I just have to be patient till I get the right advice. Thanks
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2011 6:45 PM (in response to creolesbk)
On your iPad go to Setting/Wi-Fi tap on the > symbol next to the name of your network. Which tab is highlighted? Probably DHCP. Please list the values to the right of IP Address, Subnet Mask, Router, and DNS. With this information we should be able to determine if you are actually connecting to your network.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2011 6:24 AM (in response to GZukes)
tab highlighted=ON; DCHP Highlighted; IP Address 169.254.238.195 ;Subnet Mask 255.255.0.0 ; Router nothing ; DNS nothing ; HTTP Proxy = Auto
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2011 7:01 AM (in response to creolesbk)
It appears that your iPad is not properly connecting to your Wi-Fi. Go back to the settings for your network and tap "Renew Lease". If this works you should get an IP address that doesn't start with 169. and should get IP addresses in Router and DNS. If that doesn't work, click on "Forget this Network", then try connecting to your network again. You will have to re-enter any security passcodes again.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2011 12:30 PM (in response to GZukes)
did that & got: IP 192.168.0.103
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Should Airplane mode be on or off?
Still don't get internet. What next?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2011 4:00 PM (in response to creolesbk)
Airplane mode should be off. From your results, we can tell that you are now connecting to your network. So you are communicating to the router. Do you have another computer connected to this network? If so, check to see if that computer is can get to the internet.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2011 8:54 AM (in response to GZukes)
Airport now off. Yup, this macbook pro is connected to internet now ok. We're getting somewhere!! What do I need to set now? and many thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2011 12:13 PM (in response to creolesbk)
The next step is to check with the person that set up your router and ask them if your router was set up with MAC filtering. If I remember correctly some routers that have MAC filtering set on will let a device that is not on the list to connect to the network, but won't allow it connect to the Internet. You should also ask what IP range is set for dynamic assignment. We may need this information if we decide to use a static IP address.
If MAC filtering was not turned on, the next step will be power down you router for about 30 seconds. You may have to pull the power plug if you don't have a power switch. Then make sure your iPad connects to your network (your IP address starts with 192.168.0.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2011 6:15 AM (in response to creolesbk)
OK this just happened to me.
iPad2, iPhone4 both on WiFi. I had to move my router.
Then iPad2 would not connect to the router it kept on getting the 169....
Eventually I unplugged the router from the power outlet (SKY Netgear) and left it for a minute. Plugged it back in then all was well. Now the iPad is getting a 192 and connects no problem.
Very odd glitch, but it was just that.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2011 7:22 PM (in response to Johnathan Burger)
That link is worthless for this problem. If one travels a lot iPad 2 has issues with joining new wifi networks.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2011 4:51 PM (in response to creolesbk)
Ihave the same issue. My Ipad 2 sees the nework but I get the message Unable to connect to the networ. This is my second Ipad2, the irst one the same thing happend and they finally sent me a new one. The seconed worked fine for about three weeks and now has the same issue. Non of the troubleshhot, reseting networks etc has helped.
This is a major issue with the Ipad's
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2011 6:06 PM (in response to Jondalar57)
If this has happened with two iPads it most likely points to a problem with your network.
If you provided some details on your router, i.e., make, model and version, security type used (WEP, WPA, WPA2), MAC Address filtering, etc. perhaps some help could be provided.