Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 7:57 PM (in response to Wanbli61)
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
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iOS Troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks and connections http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1398
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WiFi Connecting/Troubleshooting http://www.apple.com/support/ipad/wifi/
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iOS: Connecting to the Internet http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1695
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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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 12:58 PM (in response to Texas Mac Man)
Thank you for your response, I've been doing your steps 1 & 2 until I dream about it in my sleep! I have a PC for my iTunes home along with my iPad & iPhone4, I don't want to do any jailbreaking, so I'm not clear on what my alternative options are…. The D-Link router that's in use in my system is ISP owned, so I don't have password access to alter channel settings (unless you know a way around that?!), so otherwise I'm feeling rather stuck! I'm considering upgrading my own router to offer me more flexibility. Any suggestions?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 1:48 PM (in response to Wanbli61)
I read somewhere earlier about disabling WMM:Re: Fixed my slow iPad Wi-Fi issue, here is what I found...
Been searching for weeks on various boards trying to figure out why my Ipad2 is so slow. I was about to have apple take this back for a replacement. After buying 2 top of the line routers one as a base and another as a bridge/repeater and the Ipad2 was still as slow as ever. Even had a neighbor who is network certified couldnt even find a reson why it was so slow. I was in the process of contacting apple again for the 3rd time to send a replacement when I stumbled across this forum. I went to the wireless set up tab on my netgear 9500 and disabled the WMM ( not the QOS ) as that is something totally different, and my Ipad2 now seems to be working alot faster. I will give it a week and see if this finally fixed this slow connectivity issue. Why apple has not addresed this is way beyond me... If they dont support QOS/WMM, then they should state that... Watching video and no issue so far... keep my fingers crossed.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 4:22 PM (in response to maridonfromga)
Thanks MARIDONFROMGA, I'll be waiting to hear how it goes for you!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2013 5:14 PM (in response to Wanbli61)
I've discovered I had an old/faulty router - once replaced/upgraded life is once again as good as it gets!!! Thanks all!