2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 19, 2013 3:41 PM by Texas Mac Man
Lindjackson Level 1 Level 1

My wifi connection only works well if i am really close to my router. My notebook connection runs great either close or far from the router! What can i do about that? Thank you!


iPad, iOS 6.0.1
Reply by Texas Mac Man on Jan 19, 2013 3:41 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

 

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iOS 6 Wifi Problems/Fixes

 

How To: Workaround iPad Wi-Fi Issues

http://www.theipadfan.com/workaround-ipad-wifi-issues/

 

Another Fix For iOS 6 WiFi Problems

http://tabletcrunch.com/2012/10/27/fix-ios-6-wifi-problems-ssid/

 

Wifi Doesn't Connect After Waking From Sleep - Sometimes increasing screen brightness prevents the failure to reconnect after waking from sleep. According to Apple, “If brightness is at lowest level, increase it by moving the slider to the right and set auto brightness to off.”

 

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 It

http://gizmodo.com/5944761/does-ios-6-have-a-wi+fi-bug

 

How To Fix Wi-Fi Connectivity Issue After Upgrading To iOS 6

http://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 router

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsWS4ha-dn0

 

Apple's iOS 6 Wi-Fi problems

http://www.zdnet.com/apples-ios-6-wi-fi-problems-linger-on-7000004799/

 

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How to Fix a Poor Wi-Fi Signal on Your iPad

http://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 WiFi

http://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 Problems

http://osxdaily.com/2012/03/21/fix-new-ipad-3-wi-fi-reception-problems/

 

iPad Wi-Fi Problems: Comprehensive List of Fixes

http://appletoolbox.com/2010/04/ipad-wi-fi-problems-comprehensive-list-of-fixes/

 

Connect iPad to Wi-Fi (with troubleshooting info)

http://thehowto.wikidot.com/wifi-connect-ipad

 

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.

 

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If any of the above solutions work, please post back what solved your problem. It will help others with the same problem.

 

 Cheers, Tom

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