WiFi problems with 4.2 GM?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lozpop, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006
    I have never had problems with WiFi and my iPad.

    Ironically, since I've installed the 4.2 Golden Master, WiFi is clearly having problems.
    My iPad sees the WiFi network and connects to it properly, but internet works once and doesn't work twice.

    I tried to restore the network settings, change the assigned IP, reboot, but nothing works.

    Anyone else with this problem?
    PS - Something else very weird. The iPad is connecting to the 3G network, but it doesn't surf properly. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.

    Definitely a bug with the general networking here, I think.

    Anyone else?
  2. macrumors 601


    Jul 20, 2006
    Mannheim, Germany
    I have been using my iPad for the last 8 hours connected to the Internet vie WiFi and I had zero problems. Of course I am running 4.2
    I did an update from 3.2.2.
    Is that maybe sth specific to the 3G model?
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006
    Really don't know, but I've read that other users have the same issue.
  4. macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    The most populated city in the planet
    It was an issue in beta 1. It seems to be resolved now. Not sure how to fix. Tr a restore.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006
    Thanks for the info, I've never run beta 1. Anyway I'm curious because other users in the forum are experiencing the same thing.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2010
    Same wifi problem here. Never had it before.
    I think we have a serious issue
  7. macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    I have a bit of a wifi issue. Sometimes Internet slows to a stand still and I have to disable and reenable wifi to fix it. Dunno if it's my crappy verizon fios router tho.
  8. macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006
    I restored the network settings for the fifth time, and now I have no problem.
    I will write if it is temporary as before.
  11. macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2009
    1 Infinite Loop
    Zero issues here

    Been working on my iPad all day with zero issues on either 3G or WiFi.
  12. macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2008
    Strange, I am having major WiFi problems since I upgraded to the GM. Cant get it to stay connected for more than a few minutes. No problems before.

    By the way, I have a Fios router.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2010
    Hilo, Hawaii
    Hmm, no problems so far. The Apps I'm testing both heavily use the internet connection.

    I'm connecting via an Airport Extreme.

    I haven't heard of WiFi problems since the early betas. Did you upgrade directly from iOS 3.2 directly, or from one of the earlier betas?
  14. macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2009
    Count me as having wifi issues. It just stops working, then starts after I turn wifi on and off
  15. macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2009
    I had some wifi problems with the GM coming after I updated from beta 3. I decided to do a full restore and I now have no wifi problems at all. Maybe that will help to resolve your issue.
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2010
    I didn't mess with any of the betas, but installed the GM early this morning via a Restore. Then restored from a previous backup. No wifi issues so far.
  17. PR.
    macrumors member


    Oct 3, 2005
    Bedford, UK
    I'm having wireless issues to. When it stops working I can turn wifi off and back on to fix it. I did try resetting network settings but after the restart it still wasn't working until I did the wifi off and on.

    Going to be annoying... :(
  18. macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    I had the exact same issue but haven't seen it since turning off MobileMe bookmark syncing. It wasn't present in earlier betas so I think it's something to do with MobileMe. There was mention of a change in login so Apple may be fiddling with the server prior to general release.
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 12, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I was having the same issue earlier today and had to turn wifi off and then back on to restore the connection. I reset my network settings and it hasn't happened since. Fingers crossed...
  20. macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2008
    I had the same problem. I upgraded from 3.2.1 and had WiFi signal, but after about 30 secs, no internet. I resetted the network settings twice and now it works. This was about an hour ago, so I think it's finally good :)
  21. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006

    Guys, it seems that the only solution, for now, is to reset the network settings multiple times. I did it five times and now internet works from yesterday.

    Anyway, considering the number of users that's experiencing this issue, this is clearly a bug. -- and this would be the Gold Master?
  22. MSL
    macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2008
    Brighton, UK
    Resetting the Network settings has the following effect:

    Works momentarily, then cuts out.

    This is not a good release.
  23. macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Having the same issue. Internet refuses to work on my home wifi.
  24. macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Has anyone else turned off MobileMe bookmark syncing if you use it? Solved the problem right away, haven't had any issues since.
  25. PR.
    macrumors member


    Oct 3, 2005
    Bedford, UK
    I don't use MobileMe.

    When I get home tonight, if it happens again I'll try resetting the network settings a few times.

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