1. edd's Avatar
    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.
    07-01-2012 01:10 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    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 08:39 AM
  3. pricej636's Avatar
    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.
    Chances are you are going to have problems. The new iPad's WiFi reception is very similar to the 4s.
    07-05-2012 04:17 PM
  4. edd's Avatar
    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!
    Unfortunately I don't have access to the router since it's owned by my building that provides the wi-fi free. I'd love the ability to reset that thing at will but my neighbors would likely kill me.
    07-06-2012 04:48 AM
  5. gvndeb60's Avatar
    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.
    07-06-2012 12:42 PM
  6. faradenia's Avatar
    Unfortunately I don't have access to the router since it's owned by my building that provides the wi-fi free. I'd love the ability to reset that thing at will but my neighbors would likely kill me.
    The thing is that the reboot may help you but create troubles for other users.
    07-07-2012 05:01 AM
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