IPAD2 Wifi used to work flawelessy.... now it does not.
BTW...I am a WiFi expert, I work with customers (including Samsung and HTC) to design in WiFi into Cell phones, Tablets, and other connected devices.
APPLE SCREWED THE POOCH here. I now have a worthless brick called an IPAD 2.
Thanks Apple...you SUCK!
Full Disclosure: I used to work at Intel. I worked with Apples' Server design team when they first swithced to Intel Based servers for what was iTunes and is now ICloud. The group I worked with at Apple were absolutely the best engineers, and thought leaders, on the planet. Stunning is the word I would use to describe that team.
Unfortunately...things have changed...
Apple...You suck now. Fix this ****. This is basic, standards based connectivity.
Shame on you. Steve would NEVER tolerate this. SOMEONE SHOULD LOSE THEIR JOB OVER THIS.
To Add insult to injury...I had to type this on my Lenovo T420 ThinkPad (which connected flawlessly) as my IPAD 2 cannot connect to the United_Club lounge WiFi Access Point in San Fransico Airport International Terminal. YOUR HOME TOWN APPLE!!!
As my user name suggests... I live and work in China and depend upon being connected.
CAN NO LONGER DEPEND ON APPLE!
How does it feel to know Lenovo is better than Apple!
APPLE YOU SUCK NOW!
Apple knows they have a problem, (after 125K views and 1K posts), Yet they still have not addressed it, and appears they are not addressing it (telling people its the installed base of routers thats the problem). They need a real engineering & development team working to ensure their devices are compatible to the existing infrastructure.
(A thing called interoperability testing...IOT that every company worth their salt undertakes... e.g. Lenovo)
My Point is: Apple has lost its edge. Apple engineering ***** now.
It is a shame. Hopefully they have enough pride left to change it for the better in future releases.
Right now I have a worthless paper weight.
BTW..I am an Avid apple user..IMAC 27" with Intel Core 7
Two IPAD 2s (one is GFs)
2 Iphone 4s (one is GFs)
So I am not just bashing Apple...but Apple has really screwed up this time.
That is my point.
Views mean nothing, nada, zilch, zero, bupkus. Heck, I've looked at this thread may several dozen times and I have no problems.
1000 posts represent how many actual iPad owners with problems? 200 maybe? Out of how many iPads in existence?
What was your OS?
5.1 or 6.x?
I dont believe you. I think you are an Apple plant.
I am sitting here right now with OS build (10A403) and cannot connect.
Is apple (you) calling me a liar?
It worked here before. Now it does not.
You spouting things in a non technical manner shows your ignorance.
Go away Bia Tch
OH...My Bad...In your reply you meant that you already drank the Koolaid.. ;-P
Your rants might have had some relevance if 100% of iOS6 users had WiFi issues but patently they do not!
Regarding 'ignorance', perhaps if you're still having problems with your device using iOS6 then coming to a Support forum looking for support and providing egoless information regarding your precise current situation might prove more useful to you?
Thanks for your neutral approach. I have read several posts and replies related to the problem. The crux of the advice is : Turn off WiFi, Turn Wifi back on...forget network, re-connect network...Power down IPADx , Power back on IPADx...reset network connections.
Hard reset router...etc.
the Core issue, is Apple changed someting in IOS6 that now renders it incompatible with existing infrastructure (ergo SF Airport).
It does not work no matter what I do, whereas my Think Pad still works.
It is/was a Rant, born out of frustration.
Why does the Lenovo Think Pad still work, but My IPAD2 after upgrading to IOS6 does not?
Really is an Apple problem. Any suggestions beyond what I have already tried (although have not restored to 5.1.1, and heard Apple does not allow it), would be greatly appreciated.
@888djshanghai: I have the same problems you describe. Settings on router are perfect, latest firmware and so on. And EVERY piece of hardware I use is Apple's. Including iPhones,iPads of wife and kids. And guess what: only problems since installing iOS 6 and off course only on the devices it's installed on.
So indeed it ***** and as a customer that had bought really lots of stuff at Apple Store I really feel very, very bad treated.
Question: do you use Airport Express? I wonder that might be the problem.
As a professional in the industry you'll know that there is a limit to the extent to which compatibility can be maintained between versions of anything over time, particularly where the pace of change is high and where internationally-recognised standards are concerned: sooner of later backwards-compatibility with older versions of anything ends up having to be compromised otherwise a product becomes bloated with the unnecessary, 'just in case' it 'might' encounter something that should have been moth-balled if it couldn't be updated, to keep up with the published standards.
It sounds like the 'SF Airport' example might be a case-in-point, along with your Lenovo, obviously versus the newer iOS6 on your iPad?
That's not to say that there may not (still) be problems with iOS6(.0.1) which may be addressed in a future release? Who knows?
That's why it's most important to state a problem clearly, together with any further instance-specific detail, to assist 'the powers that be' in Apple in identifying real problems (as in: sorting out the 'wood' from the 'trees') in a forum like this.
As with most things, this technology/these products seem to be a balance between increasing-entropy in the 'existing' and progress in the 'new'! Progress happens but sometimes takes longer than we may wish....
@Restlessfool: you mixed up my reply to 888djshanghai....l But anyway, although I am not a professional I know what you mean. But all of my stuff is pretty new ( and only Apple) so there shouldn't be any compatibility issues. I think you miss the point here: Apple seems to have a problem but is not interested to solve it. And the Airport Express is an Apple product as well, in case you may have not noticed.
But I will try to get more clear: all devices - iphones and ipads - that have ios 6 installed do make very poor or no connection SINCE installing ios 6. The other devices - also ipads and iphones - that have not do work properly.
So there must be a problem with ios and wifi (and or Airport Express which is Apple hardware) and I do not know how to solve it. And Apple doesn't response on this matter. The problem drives me mad, like 888djshanghai.
iOS 6x has a serious wifi problem. It occurs if apple.com is blocked or redirected on your WAN network (ie work, school, hotspot). Apple know this, and do this because iOS 5 has a serious security issue, and this is their way of jury rigging the problem. A device I own shouldn't have to connect to apple for it to work. Also, a wifi only device (iPad, iPod) shouldn't have to authenticate with apple before I can use it. Imagine if all your electronic devices worked this way?
Apple need to acknowledge the problem. Didn't take too long after SJ passing before apple's inevitable decline. This is my last Apple product.
I have to get in on this one.
I have Airport Extreme, 3 Airport Express, iPads, iPod Touch, 3 Mac computers and Apple TV.
I have absolutley no problems with iOS 6.0.1, or any problems at all concerning Wi-Fi on any device.
Maybe one of your wireless devices is dying?
Or the settings changed which would mean you would need to figure it out or set it up again properly.