4.2 Update takes hours to download?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kaiak, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    I've been trying to download and install 4.2 for about 3 hours now. It says it'll take about 89 minutes to download, but when it gets to about 65, it says the network connection could not be reached.

    Is this something that has to do with my Internet connection, or is it a problem with Apple's servers?
     
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    MacDawg

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    Hmmmm, only took me a few minutes to download and update
    And I updated an iPhone 4 and an iPad
     
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    That will be your connection. I downloaded the updates for iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPad all in about 5 minutes, combined.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't really think my Internet connection is that slow, however. I can load webpages and everything pretty quickly... :\

    Any idea with the network timeout?
     
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    donw35

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    20 minutes here to DL
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    I am in Hong Kong, and it downloaded in 10mins for me.
     
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    TEG

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    Pause the download, then restart it. Every once in a while, you will a connection to a bad connection, and pausing and restarting will usually fix it.

    TEG
     
  8. macrumors member

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    im having the same problem the one for the ipad went fast now for my iphone its going slow.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Got some problems downloading but finally it is already here but I cannot sync it.
    Is taking more than an hour and counting. DOn't know what to do?
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    Im having the exact same problem...its been over 2 hrs now. So I stopped it and Im trying a restore which has been over 1 hour now..:confused:
     
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    frunkis54

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    5min to download at home for ipad.

    60min to download for iphone for friend at work.
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    I spent past 2 hours to download except constantly getting error after 10-20 mins... Starts out with 2 hour estimte which gets to 3 then 4 hours...
     
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    Loves2spoon

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    3 minutes for me. Are you direct connected or wireless?

    Plug your modem right into your pc/mac
     
  15. thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm actually at my grandparent's house for Thanksgiving. I tried it again this morning and now it's about halfway done and it hasn't quit yet. We did turn the wifi off last night, so maybe I just needed to reboot the connection. I suppose I'll know in about 40 minutes, haha.
     
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    Probably your internet. It also took me only a few minutes, download took about 3 to finish and rest 10 or so in updating iPad.
     

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