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-netwhttp://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 drooping 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
6. Potential Quick Fixes When Your iPad Won’t Connect to Your Wifi Network
Fix WiFi Issue for iOS 7
iOS 6 Wifi Problems/Fixes
Wi-Fi Fix for iOS 6
How To: Workaround iPad Wi-Fi Issues
Another Fix For iOS 6 WiFi Problems
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?
Did iOS 6 Screw Your Wi-Fi? Here’s How to Fix It
How To Fix Wi-Fi Connectivity Issue After Upgrading To iOS 6
iOS 6 iPad 3 wi-fi "connection fix" for netgear router
Apple's iOS 6 Wi-Fi problems
iPad: Issues connecting to Wi-Fi networks
How to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal
Troubleshooting a Weak Wi-Fi Signal
How to Fix a Poor Wi-Fi Signal on Your iPad
iOS Troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks and connections http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1398http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1398
iPad: Issues connecting to Wi-Fi networks http://support.apple.com/kb/ts3304http://support.apple.com/kb/ts3304
WiFi Connecting/Troubleshooting http://www.apple.com/support/ipad/wifi/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/HT1695http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1695
iOS: Recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4199http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4199
How to Quickly Fix iPad 3 Wi-Fi Reception Problems
iPad Wi-Fi Problems: Comprehensive List of Fixes
Connect iPad to Wi-Fi (with troubleshooting info)
10 Ways to Boost Your Wireless Signal
Fix iPad Wifi Connection and Signal Issues http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwWtIG5jUxEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwWtIG5jUxE
How To Fix iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Wi-Fi Connectivity Issue http://tinyurl.com/7nvxbmzhttp://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.
Some Wi-Fi losses may stem from a problematic interaction between Wi-Fi and cellular data connections. Numerous users have found that turning off Cellular Data in Settings gets their Wi-Fi working again.
You may have many apps open which can possibly cause the slowdown and possibly the loss of wifi. In iOS 4-6 double tap your Home button & at the bottom of the screen you will see the icons of all open apps. Close those you are not using by pressing on an icon until all icons wiggle - then tap the minus sign. For iOS 7 users, there’s an easy way to see which apps are open in order to close them. By double-tapping the home button on your iPhone or iPad, the new multitasking feature in iOS 7 shows full page previews of all your open apps. Simply scroll horizontally to see all your apps, and close the apps with a simple flick towards the top of the screen.
Wi-Fi or Bluetooth settings grayed out or dim
If any of the above solutions work, please post back what solved your problem. It will help others with the same problem.
I am dealing with third level support in Apple and also the engineers responsible for the IOS code. They already recognize this as a bug in IOS 7.0.4. None of the solutions above will work and many of them have been tried. Thanks anyway. The whole reason why I posted this is because of the tons of links that you referenced above and none of them work hence why I called Apple.
So I am three months into this with Apple. They recognize this as an a bug in there code. Twice now I have provided debug logs to their Product Engineering team and still have not been provided with any valuable information on when this will be fixed. I have many peers that also have the IPAD 2 with the same issue. I have informed them that Apple has recognized this as an issue. While the customer support people are very understanding, they too are not getting any worthwhile info from there own Engineers. Moral of the story is if you own an IPAD 2 and are expirencing wireless issues like described above, it's not you or your network; it indeed is the IPAD 2. My suggestion is to start flooding their call center with complaints until Apple fixes their issue. I'm so happy that I have $499 "coaster" that is unable to connect wirelessly. Steve Jobs would be ashamed!
Sigh, I have tried to help a friend with exactly the same problem! At first I thought it was a simple user error, and expected beeing able to fix this in a few minutes. After spending 4 hours trying to diagnose the problem, I found that the transmitted power from the iPad is extremely low on 2.4 GHz, and it WILL connect if one hold the iPad extremely close to the router! This is verified on 3 different 2.4GHz routers/nets. Now just to be dead sure, I even tried at a different location, where 2.4 and 5 GHz were available, no problem connecting at 5 GHz but no luck with 2.4GHz. I even used my Agilent spectrum analyzer and could not see any signals at 2,4 from the iPad but strong signals using my iPhone4s connecting to the same net.
It would be very interesting if you could try connect to your 2.4 GHz net by placing the iPad ontop of your router just to confirm my findings...
So I tried the test you said this morning and sure enough...it connects with the iPad sitting right on top of it. I think you hit the nail right on the head on what the issue is. Can I ask you to contact me? I will then share my phone number with you as I would like to talk to you. I am in New York so contact me when it is convenient for you. I have some very interesting things facts to discuss with you about my testing......
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UPDATE: There are three cases opened up for this issue. Two of them in the US and the other in Europe. The way one can tell if they are having the same issue is if you cannot connect to your wifi and you have a single band wireless router that ONLY operates in the 2.4Ghz range (see your routers set up guide to find this out and where it will be is the section that talks about changing the channels), place your iPad literally right on top of the wireless router and attempt to connect to your SSID, if you can now connect, then this is most likely your issue. This issue has been found on 2nd and 3rd generation iPads sold in the US and also in Europe. This issue is not spcific to the wireless router either. The issue has been found on Medialink, NetGear, etc. Issue started occurring on IOS 7.0.4 and continues through 7.0.6, and even the lastest 7.1.
So I was able to get a replacement for my iPad (A1416 model) from Apple. The new one has IOS version 7.0.4. I l am now able to connect to my single band 2.4Ghz Medialink wireless router. My best guess is that there is a bad intereaction with IOS and the firmware or NVRAM for the wireless card inside the iPad. I would hope that Apple figures out now what triggers this cause I am very hesitant about upgrading IOS to 7.1 now that I have it working since no one in Apple can tell me what the issue is. If you notice by this thread that between me and Lasse from Sweden are the ones that fully figured out what the issue is. Good luck to everyone.
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Same problem with iPad mini. Bad thing is that it was bought Dec 2012 - warranty expired. This is driving me nuts - nothing helps. Except to bring the iPad 20cm reach from WLAN router. Think that this started last week Thu, there was iOS7.04, I updated to iOS7.1. Still same issue. Any idea what can I do to get this fixed (for granted I will not pay for service for Cupertino fellows service providers, in Finland we do not have Apple stores available).
The Media Link Router is a single band router and is primarily sold as a Windows based unit. While it is compatible with Mac computers, it does not have the security systems that many Apple devices require.
With the ios 7 update, which included security updates, I am not surprised this unit will not work with Apple devices. You may be able to get a connection if you create a guest network.
I also suggest testing the actual data speed and amount of interference.
Relocating your router, away from a PC and other causes of interference may help.
The number of other devices using the router at one time will effect connection and speed.
My Android phone and iPad will acknowledge, but can't connect to weak, slow wifi.
I upgraded my router almost 2 years ago and have no connection issues.
Trust me the problem is not the wirelss router. It has been confirmed that there is very llitte signal coming out of the iPad using a spectrum analyzer. Also this problem can be reproduced on WAP's from Netgear, D-Link, Belkin and Medialink. Apple recognizes this as an issue too. I have taken this way up the support chain at Apple wiothout Apple Care. If this was my problem, they would have told me to go away. I have an open case still since December of 2013. So far we have confirmed that the iPhone 4, 4s, iPad mini, iPad 2 and the iPad 3rd gen all have the issue
I have a Verizon Action Tech Router., using Verizon Fios
Have 2 Iphone 4's, 1 iPhone 5s, Ipad Air, iPad mini and Ipad 2. Line them all up next to each other at about 20 feet from router and all but one still show a strong wireless signal and worked great!
The ipad 2 Wifi is the one suffering from disconnects and not able to connect to wireless unlesss right near it.
I reset iPad, I restored ipad..I rebooted router. You name it I tried it.
Apple - please help, this is beyond frustrating when its your 10 year old daughter who cant connect for her games and to her friends. Not sure I can take another night of I cant connect to Internet, Daddy.
iPad 2 is out of warranty, no Applecare so replacing is not a great options...
This has been a HUGE problem with the iPhone 4S, reports of the wifi being "greyed out" in settings.
Solutions were crazy, but in some cases, effective.
Since none can be detected by apple care, are they worth the try?
The winners seemed to be heating with hair dryer, or bagging and placing in freezer for a few minutes.