Does the tablet also have issues connecting to other WiFi networks? When you restored, did you restore it as new or from a backup?
At this point I would update your routers FW, reset the router and reset the iPad by holding down the home and lock buttons together until the apple logo appears.
By the way, what kind of encryption did you set the router to use? WPA AES?
I did a blank restore.
I have tried no encrpytion, WPA1-PSK and WPA2-PSK, none of them work.
Its clearly the new iOS 6.1 update.
I have seen other people have been having problems with netgears, some people have had to downgrade their router firmware.
I will try updating the router firmware this afternoon but yeah, its a bit of a nightmare.
Has anyone else experienced any problems with WiFi and iOS 6.1 on iPads?
I had the same problem today after updating my IPad2 to 6.1 yesterday.
In my case though i was able to connect to my house wifi but not my work wifi! (the same indefinitely connecting icon)
Whereas my Laptop & Android phone connects without a hitch to the office wifi.
Let me know if you come by a solution
Yeah, I think its an issue with the Router and iOS 6.1, although its technically more Apples fault that Netgear seeing as it worked fine before 6.1.
I will try updating my firmware soon, but its something I don't want to have to do incase I brick the router.
Would be great if someone from Apple could give us an idea if this is a recognised issue and will be fixed soon.