Er, neither you or jenni_tc have figured anything out at all. Firstly the channel thing is a complete red herring. That is purely the radio frequency of the wifi and as long as you aren't interfering with other LANs in your area there will be no impact of changing this, other than very random stuff. I have played with channels myself in the past and sometimes you get a better reception (stronger signal) by switching, but that has nothing at all to do with connectivity, or the problem being discussed here.
MAC address filtering is also neither here nor there. I would guess when Jenni tc did that, they reset something in order to achieve it and that caused the iPad to connect.
Whether these random things fixed your problems is completely irrelevant.
Do not look for your router to solve these problems. If your iPad will not connect to a network it has to be the iPads problem. You might be able to fiddle about with your own router but try having that conversation with a hotel or coffee shop manager.
I have not seen this iPad problem for a month or so myself, and am actually kind of hoping the OS updates have fixed it.
if anyone is interested i solved in this way on ipad 2 with ios 6.1.2:
when i try to connect with simple menu ''choose a network'' , my ipad response ''unable to join..''
ok, just click ON in''ask to join networks'' menu, and go to safari browser , try to connect to a web page and then safari will ask you to connect (different menu to join a network) , so just select your network and insert your password and magically you are in.. excuse me for my bad english languages..regards
Someone may have already mentioned this, but I have an original iPad and had the same issue. In order to resolve I had to change the encrypition on my wirless security from WPA2 AES to WPA2 TKIP. Most routers will also have a AES/TKIP mode; just make sure you don't have AES selected. Please note that AES is a more secure encryption, however TKIP is more widly supported.
Another issue you may also run into is if you run your router in mixed B/G/N. Other posts say you should chane to sinlge G or G/N mode.
Hope this helps!
I have the same problem with my iPad Retina, iOS 6.1.3
Other devices connected to the same WIFI are: iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad2, Mac Pro.
The suggestions made here have not worked:
- Join the network through Safari --> didn't take me to a menu to join the network
- Router to be set to WPA2 --> nothing changed
- Resetting the iPad --> nothing changed
- Resetting the router --> nothing changed
- Updated the firmware of the router (Airport Exreme) --> nothing changed
I've had this problem off and on for several months.
Whenever it happens, all the other wireless devices work fine: Roku and Squeezebox. Usually we reset the router and the iPad can connect again.
The last time it happened, I just put the iPad away waited overnight. Magically the next morning everything was fine.
Then it happened again this morning. Not wanting to reset the router again, especially since the other wireless devices work fine, I read this post and picked two items that seems plausible: the channel number and not using Mac address filtering.
We have two wireless networks. The first one is not password protected but uses Mac address filtering and the second is password protected and uses Mac address filtering. The second one also uses Channel 11, the first one uses channel 6.
Suspecting that the Mac address filtering is the major problem, we turned off Mac address filtering on the second router. I connected to the second network using our big, hairy password, and lo and behold, it worked!
So the two changes that worked were: turn off Mac address filtering, use channel 11.
I had exactly the same problem, my laptops were working fine but suddenly my Ipod touch stopped working.
I tried several things: turn off the Ipod, reset it, turn off wi-fi in the Ipod, forget the network and after a lot of times to try to connect again entering the password I couldn't connect to my network.
Until today I read this post and do you know what worked? I read the reply from Texas Mac Man:
"Note - When troubleshooting wifi connection problems, don't hold your iPad by hand. There have been a few reports that holding the iPad by hand, seems to attenuate the wifi signal."
All the times I tried I was holding my Ipod by hand, today I put it on a table, I entered the password and... Yep, it worked!!!
I hope this can be useful for others. Thank you Texas Mac Man.
Have a good day everybody!!!
Alright well Ive had the problem you guys are all having and like some of you I do not have the "forget this network" tab because i guess this iOS does not have that...
Solution: As stupid as this sounds, click on the network, put in a false password.
It will then say "unable to connect to xxxx"
Then go back and put the real password in and it should work...
Hope this helps.
I had the same problem on iPhone 4S - 'unable to join network' (BT Home Hub 4). iPad 2 is fine, though.
I tried every suggestion on every forum I could find, but nothing solved the problem.
This is how I fixed it:
Settings>wifi>click arrow next to your desired network.
You will probably find that the 'Forget this Network' option is missing; as is the IP Address info. This needs to be added.
Below 'IP Address' you have three tabs - 'DHCP', 'BootP' and 'Static'. Click on 'Static'. This allows you to enter data.
You need to add 'IP Address', 'Subnet Mask', 'Router', 'DNS' and 'Search Domains' info. As my iPad was behaving normally, I was able to get this info from its wifi settings (otherwise, I guess BT, in my case, would've provided this).
Once all info is added, go back to wifi, select network and add password when prompted.
It SHOULD now connect. You should also find that the 'Forget this Network' option has now returned.
This worked for me, I hope it works for you.