1. h1w1nd's Avatar
    I have my MBP in the kitchen along with my iPhone. They both have full bars on WiFi and never drop out.

    I bring my iPad into the living room or kitchen and it drops out all the time. Even in my room it will disconnect and say "connecting" 4-5 times while using safari.

    I've restored the iPad as new, I've tried reseting network connections in settings. Power cycled my router and modem.

    Is there a solution for my problem? Or am i SOL?

    Thank you
    05-08-2010 03:30 PM
  2. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    What type of security is on the router? WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA Personal, etc, etc?

    I'd probably change it to WEP (slightly lower, i.e. older security), and then see if that makes a difference...

    I know you did a restore as new, another alternative is to do a 'forget this network', and then reconnect, see what that does...
    05-08-2010 03:54 PM
  3. h1w1nd's Avatar
    What type of security is on the router? WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA Personal, etc, etc?

    I'd probably change it to WEP (slightly lower, i.e. older security), and then see if that makes a difference...

    I know you did a restore as new, another alternative is to do a 'forget this network', and then reconnect, see what that does...
    I'm using wpa right now on channel 11. Channel 6 was even worse, constant drop outs.

    I'll try forget network, thx
    05-08-2010 04:20 PM
  4. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    I'm using WEP and my signla on my iPad is always full and has never dropped since I bought it!
    05-08-2010 04:35 PM
  5. cgordonn's Avatar
    I was having issues with my iPads wifi connectivity as well. Apple knows what the problem is, it's a design issue with the iPad. That black plastic apple on the back of the iPad is the only entry point for the radio signal. I can be in the same room with both my iPad and iPhone and my iPhone gets a much stronger signal then the iPad does. So it's not a router, channel or security issue. My resolution was to purchase a Hawking Technology wifi repeater. I keep it in the room where I use my iPad the most and my connectivity issues have gone away.
    05-08-2010 06:09 PM
  6. cardfan's Avatar
    Exchange it.
    05-08-2010 06:10 PM
  7. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    I disagree that its a set hardware issue or else the issues would be seen by mostly everyone and thats just not the case. I have heard of some people having a ton of issues and exchanging it and then having no issues at all. I would say return it to Apple for a new one and see if that helps.
    05-08-2010 07:03 PM
  8. Big Dookie's Avatar
    I would say to just keep adjusting network settings and see if you can find a combination that will give you more stable results. I was using WEP on channel 11 initially, and I was getting drop outs constantly. After I changed it to channel 8 and WPA2, I haven't had issues since. Just keep trying.
    05-08-2010 07:23 PM
  9. Jellotime91's Avatar
    WiFi issues are an ongoing battle for iProducts... I have my iPhone literally 5 feet away from my router while I'm in bed and it still has trouble loading videos, even while it claims to have full signal (and, my internet is 25mbps).
    05-08-2010 10:10 PM
  10. deadp1xel's Avatar
    I've never had wifi problems with any apple product. Weird.
    05-08-2010 10:49 PM
  11. h1w1nd's Avatar
    Changed channels again and reset router. Havnt had a drop out yet ( knock on wood )
    05-08-2010 10:52 PM
  12. MobileMania's Avatar
    What type of security is on the router? WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA Personal, etc, etc?

    I'd probably change it to WEP (slightly lower, i.e. older security), and then see if that makes a difference...

    I know you did a restore as new, another alternative is to do a 'forget this network', and then reconnect, see what that does...
    Yes i agree with him that what happened in our office they switch it to WPA then we turn it on to WEP.
    05-08-2010 11:35 PM
  13. JohnH59's Avatar
    I've been using WAP2 at home with no issues at all. I get the same signal as with my MBP and Dell XPS anywhere in the house. We use WEP/non-broadcasting at work and no problems there. I use a Clearwire hotspot in my F150 and take it in for meetings where's there's no WiFi and haven't had a problem yet. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones.
    05-09-2010 12:04 AM
  14. chippy19977's Avatar
    Like others have said, I don't think it's a problem with all ipads, just some. I've had mine for a couple weeks now, and I haven't had any issues with connectivity (knock on wood).
    05-09-2010 10:49 AM
  15. minimo3's Avatar
    It is a problem with certain routers, for example FiOS Actiontec routers as well as various dual band models (2.4GHz/5GHz). Symptoms include dropping wifi connections or repeated prompting for the password. In general, the following settings minimize drop outs:
    1. Use different SSID names for each network i.e. one name for 802.11g and another for 11n
    2. Disable mixed mode b/g. Run it in g-only
    3. Switch wireless security to WPA/WPA2 or no security at all if you're comfortable with that
    4. Force the channels (either 1,6, or 11). Use a tool like NetStumbler to scan your surroundings and see which channel is the least used and if possible check the signal strengths to determine the best one to pick
    5. Set the iPad to use a static IP. Just give it a high number like 192.168.x.190 or something like that

    After doing that I only get drop outs once every couple of days. I suspect its an issue with the networking stack in the iPhone OS since this happens to iPhones/iPod Touches as well (see Apple Support Forums)
    05-09-2010 06:58 PM
  16. GinoDotCom's Avatar
    Funny, in my bedroom which is upstairs away from my router, I get much better signal from my ipad than I ever did from my iPhone. Exact opposite results as my iPhone wifi always drops out and switches to 3g while my ipad is steady and reliable.
    05-10-2010 12:53 AM
  17. soundsgoodtome's Avatar
    It is a problem with certain routers
    not true.

    my first experience with an ipad was at a best buy on opening weekend. they had 6 units, and each had a short line to use it. after a 5-minute wait, i had one. soon, i discovered that web pages and maps weren't loading properly. the wi-fi icon registered one "bar" (the dot at the bottom).

    however, standing right next to me was someone else who had 4 bars. i didn't have to ask if he was having problems. it was evident that he was not. same with the woman on his other side: no problems at all.

    i asked the guy working the floor if there was a problem. true to form, he knew very little about the ipads -- yet he was the one running the department at the time. (it still blows my mind that these big-box stores can't get this stuff right, but that's another issue.)

    bottom line: in a row of 3 ipads, 2 feet apart, 2 were working properly, and 1 wasn't.

    sorry, but that clearly had nothing to do with the router.
    05-11-2010 12:17 AM
  18. Duscraft's Avatar
    I have an iPhone 3G S, iPad and iMac all connected to my Wifi and I really don't have too many issues. My iPhone really hasn't had any Wifi issues, my iMac has occasional issues that are easily resolved by turning my Airport off and back on and refreshing the page (takes like 30 seconds tops ha ha) and that also goes for my iPad... It happens more often to my iMac than my iPad... But I really don't have any complaints and love my Apple equipment.
    05-11-2010 03:40 AM
  19. chrisoldroyd's Avatar
    I have a really weird problem at work with the Wifi connection when using my iPad, it is only a small office with a two PC's connected by ethernet and two laptops on wireless.

    When I come in with my iPad it connects to the wifi but knocks everyone off or rather restricts certain web pages first then drops the internet to them, only rebooting the router fixes it until my iPad connects again and boom same outcome.

    I have WPA security on the router and it is set up with b and g bands

    The router is a BT Voyager 2100

    Anyone have any ideas

    Chris
    05-11-2010 07:32 AM
  20. jimmybowser's Avatar
    My iPad has lots of disconnect issues. It happens at my house, at my job, at the college I attend, at Starbucks, and several other places. I get 1 bar or the dreaded "connecting" message several times anytime I am using my iPad. I love this thing and I really hope they will figure out a fix for this. I've had it for a few weeks now so I'm not sure if I can still exchange it. I did not buy the AppleCare or the BestBuy plan either.
    05-11-2010 09:25 AM
  21. Smlk's Avatar
    I haven't had any issues, but I'm going to "knock on wood" now. I have loved my iPad!
    05-11-2010 09:06 PM
  22. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    I've never had wifi problems with any apple product. Weird.
    Ditto! I have 2 MacBooks, 2 iPhones and an iPad and have had absolutely no issues with wifi what so ever.
    05-12-2010 01:48 AM
  23. Imjrb3's Avatar
    I also have WiFi issues. I almost always have to re-connect to my home network after I close a session and try to access Safari again (ie, surf the web, play a game or read a book, then try to surf the web again= reconnect). Two laptops and and two iPhones sitting in the same room (6 ft from the router) with no connectivity issues.

    I was originally using WEP but switched to WPA2. No difference.

    I've tried the screen brightness "fix". No difference.

    It's annoying but, to be honest, it's still faster than booting up my PC laptop! And it's a much more enjoyable experience.
    05-14-2010 10:31 AM
  24. h1w1nd's Avatar
    We'll now the newest thing it's doing is WiFi turns off and it says "connecting" and than it doesn't reconnect. Than I have to goto settings and push the linksys bar everytime... Arrrghhh
    05-14-2010 11:05 AM
  25. clc3251's Avatar
    Mine started to randomly disconnect also. happened twice in the last two days. had it for several weeks without problems, now this. Arrgh!
    05-14-2010 02:29 PM
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