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Old Feb 18, 2013, 04:03 PM   #51
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Apple eventually replaced mine ... and that solved my issue. Totally happy once again!
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 10:13 PM   #52
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Apple eventually replaced mine ... and that solved my issue. Totally happy once again!
I went through 2 minis and neither one had good wifi reception. I fixed it by replacing the POS with a FS iPad and everything works as it should. The bonus is having a legible screen.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 02:30 AM   #53
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update 2:

My mini is working absolutely fine and getting full wifi reception after adding the MAC address to my Airport
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 02:47 AM   #54
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Location: That depends whether you ask for timezone, state of mind or GPS coordinates.
Your iPad 3 doesn't support 40MHz wide channels on the 5GHz band, which has a shorter range, so it takes the 2.4GHz signal, which is stronger and as far as the iPad is concerned, as fast.

The iPhone 5 does support 40MHz wide channels on the 5GHz band, but it's reception is balls, and hence it connects to the stronger 2.4GHz band as well.

Your iPad Mini has a decent antenna, hence is able to establish a reliable signal on the faster 5GHz band, but the signal is weaker than the one on the 2.4GHz band, which results in the two bars.

Getting a Netgear Dual-Band WiFi extender will fix all of that - and you can take it with you, as well.

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Old Feb 19, 2013, 05:10 AM   #55
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I went through 2 minis and neither one had good wifi reception. I fixed it by replacing the POS with a FS iPad and everything works as it should. The bonus is having a legible screen.
Bitching again, not much else to do in Iowa I guess.
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