iPad iPad connected to the net and working fine, but no signal bars. Why?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kdum8, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. kdum8
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    kdum8

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    I am in a hotel, connected to their wifi and writing this as we speak. The network isn't particularly fast but it works.

    However I have no signal strength bars in the very top left of the screen as is usual, and yet I am obviously connected. How can this be!? :confused:

    Anyone know what could be going on?
     
  2. cutienoua
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  3. Born2Run
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    I had this with my iPad 3 when I first upgraded to IOS 6... If I connected to the home network I set up from my Mac Mini to stream movies using Air Video, I never got any signal bars but if I accessed the internet from outside I did get them...

    I discovered it was something to do with the IP address, I set a static IP address on my home network and suddenly the bars reappeared!

    So I think it's just a problem with the DHCP settings on the iPad or network (I think if the IP address starts with 169) ... As long as it still accesses the web I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  4. kdum8
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    This fixed the problem thank you!

    Thanks for that, always good to hear other's experiences.

    Problem resolved! :)
     

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