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Is the iPad 3 wifi antenna the same as the 4s?
I live in a building with free wifi. Sounds great and our Windows laptops work pretty well with it. However, my 4s does not like it. Very sporadic performance and I've tried everything. Luckily my 3G signal is decent here.
I'm wondering if I'd have similar problems with the new iPad. If the antenna is the same as my phone I wouldn't risk it. Any guesses? A Google search isn't giving me an answer.
- 07-05-2012, 07:39 AM #2
Wifi can be like that, different devices will work with each other at different levels of performance. My suspension is that the antenna is similar in the apple devices, so you MAY have the same issue. One thing you can do is buy an iPad at a store with a liberal return policy so that you can return it if it does not perform up to your liking. You might also want to consider getting a more apple friendly router, I bet google DOES have answers for that. Also there may be settings tweaks you can make to your existing router that can help. Tweaking my router worked wonders for my PlayBook!
- 07-05-2012, 03:17 PM #3
- 07-06-2012, 11:42 AM #5
Ok, so what you are saying is that you have good solid wifi signal that works with other devices just fine but your apple products are picky. As someone stated above, some routers just don't play nice with apple products. Being you don't have access to tweak the settings or reboot it, why not buy an Apple Airport Express? It is $99, is controlled from your iPhone or iPad, and can be used a repeater/range extender. I am not a networking genius, but it should act as a middle man for you, free wifi to it, it to your iPhone.
I have one and have yet to have to reboot it.
- 07-07-2012, 04:01 AM #6