Is this happening with one particular network or with all? Make sure iOS is updated on the device.
Reboot ipad by pressing and holding both the home and sleep/wake buttons at the same time until the apple logo appears on the screen, then let go. Then try to connect to network.
Go to settings, turn wifi off. Toggle airplane mode on/off. Make sure bluetooth is off. Turn on wif (airplane mode off). Try to connect.
Go to settings/genreral/reset/reset network settings. Then try to connect to network.
If its your home router, then reboot router by unplugging for 5-10min. (do this while you're resetting network settings).
If problem persists, then check for firmware updates on your router.(you check router manufacturer suppot website for downloads and instructions).
Some things to try first:
1. Turn Off your iPad. Then turn Off (disconnect power cord for 30 seconds or longer) the wireless router & then back On. Now boot your iPad. Hopefully it will see the WiFi.
2. Go to Settings>Wi-Fi and turn Off. Then while at Settings>Wi-Fi, turn back On and chose a Network.
3. Change the channel on your wireless router (Auto or Channel 6 is best). Instructions at http://macintoshhowto.com/advanced/how-to-get-a-good-range-on-your-wireless-netw ork.html
4. Go into your router security settings and change from WEP to WPA with AES.
5. Renew IP Address: (especially if you are droping internet connection)
• Launch Settings app
• Tap on Wi-Fi
• Tap on the blue arrow of the Wi-Fi network that you connect to from the list
• In the window that opens, tap on the Renew Lease button
iOS 6 Wifi Problems/Fixes
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Apple's iOS 6 Wi-Fi problems
Look at iOS Troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks and connections http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1398
iPad: Issues connecting to Wi-Fi networks http://support.apple.com/kb/ts3304
WiFi Connecting/Troubleshooting http://www.apple.com/support/ipad/wifi/
How to Fix: My iPad Won't Connect to WiFi
iOS: Connecting to the Internet http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1695
iOS: Recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4199
How to Quickly Fix iPad 3 Wi-Fi Reception Problems
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Fix iPad Wifi Connection and Signal Issues http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwWtIG5jUxE
Fix Slow WiFi Issue https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2398063?start=60&tstart=0
How To Fix iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Wi-Fi Connectivity Issue http://tinyurl.com/7nvxbmz
Unable to Connect After iOS Update - saw this solution on another post.
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.
If any of the above solutions work, please post back what solved your problem. It will help others with the same problem.
Thanks, Tom. I appreciate you trying to help my issue. I tried all of these things before posting to the discussion board. I've had my ipad mini for a month now and use it for business and have never had any problems until I woke up this morning (still on 6.0.1). After trying many of the recommendations I found, I then downloaded 6.0.2 and retried efforts plus others. Nothing has worked thus far. It was working fine on 6.0.1 until this morning. I am now on 6.0.2 and it is still not working. (FYI: I have no issues with iPad 3 or iPhone 5 or MacBookPro with Retina or non-apple devices - only the ipad mini). It appears I'm not the only one with the ipad mini wifi connectivity issue. I have tried everything known to man since 5 am lol. Hopefully we can get some resolve soon.
I have only one network my Ipad Mini will not connect to, unfortunately it is at work. Everywhere else, McDonalds, coffee shops and at home it connects just fine. I have followed the steps on many forums and reset, rebooted, everything as well as downloading 6.0.2 and it still will not connect. My Iphone 4 works on all the above networks INCLUDING my work network as did my old Ipad1 that I sold ! Frustrating but that is how it is .... Love the Ipad Mini otherwise.
Watching for a fix ...
same problem here,i'm using ipad mini 64gb wifi. i can't connect to any wifi, even failed to connect to my iphone's wifi.
i've tested with my ipad 2 64gb wifi, ipad 3 64gb 3g, iphone 4 and macbook pro retina...
all able to connect to the wifi routers(3com, netgear, smc) without any problem.
really wondering why.
been trying all the methods stated above.
hi guys !
i'm experiencing the same problem too ! other devices works fine with the network except on my ipad mini
it also happened after updating to 6.0.2 which says that it fixes the wifi bug
but it seems it is not
i also noticed that usually after connecting the ipad , the ip would be 192.168.x.xxx but now its
please , do something.
Hi everyone -- wanted to provide an update in an effort to help others. NOTHING resolved my issue. I went into the apple store and even they could not figure it out. So, I ended up with a new ipad mini. Best bet is to go in to the apple store. I do believe some of the ipad minis may just have a defect. I've had no issues since with my new ipad mini.