6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2013 8:02 AM by jim6056
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Just opened and set up a brand new iPad Mini 16GB but cannot get the Wi-Fi to connect. We have reset the network and have made several attempts to make a connection. The connection just spins and spins. HELP???

Reply by Texas Mac Man on Jan 5, 2013 8:06 PM Helpful
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 Fix For iOS 6 WiFi Problems?http://tabletcrunch.com/2012/09/27/fix-ios-6-wifi-problems/ Did iOS 6 Screw Your Wi-Fi? Here’s How to Fix Ithttp://gizmodo.com/5944761/does-ios-6-have-a-wi+fi-bug How To Fix Wi-Fi Connectivity Issue After Upgrading To iOS 6http://www.iphonehacks.com/2012/09/fix-wi-fi-connectivity-issue-after-upgrading- to-ios-6.html iOS 6 iPad 3 wi-fi "connection fix" for netgear routerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsWS4ha-dn0 Apple's iOS 6 Wi-Fi problemshttp://www.zdnet.com/apples-ios-6-wi-fi-problems-linger-on-7000004799/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How to Fix a Poor Wi-Fi Signal on Your iPadhttp://ipad.about.com/od/iPad_Troubleshooting/a/How-To-Fix-A-Poor-Wi-Fi-Signal-O n-Your-iPad.htm 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 WiFihttp://ipad.about.com/od/iPad_Troubleshooting/ss/How-To-Fix-My-Ipad-Wont-Connect -To-Wi-Fi.htm 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 Problemshttp://osxdaily.com/2012/03/21/fix-new-ipad-3-wi-fi-reception-problems/ iPad Wi-Fi Problems: Comprehensive List of Fixeshttp://appletoolbox.com/2010/04/ipad-wi-fi-problems-comprehensive-list-of-fixes/ 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.https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4010130 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.  Cheers, Tom
Reply by uk SUb on Jan 6, 2013 7:47 AM Helpful
seems there is an issue with the ipad mini wifi.All my other ios devices share the same wifi router so it appears the wifi router is fine.upgraded ipad mini to 6.0.2 and even though im sat right next to the router with full wifi signal the ipad loses connection.the only workaround i have at present is to turn wifi off then back on again on the ipad.This needs addressing by apple in my opinion.strangely this seems to happen at certain times of the day, so not sure if that bares any relevance on the matter. 

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