Airport wi-fi????

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jimbo1mcm, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    Okay, I really like my iPad, but reality is rearing it's ugly head. THERE IS A REAL PROBLEM WITH THE WI-FI SOFTWARE!!!!! It works great at home with my Airport Extreme, but I am reading more and more reports of an inability to connect to "strange" wi-fi locations, like airports etc. Apparently the Internet signal is detected, but doesn't satisfy certain iPad requirements to actually connect. Apple must address this problem. Please relate your airport experience here, or other public wi-fi access points that you have problems connecting to.
  2. normwood macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2008
    In a house...duh!
    So have YOU, PERSONALLY actually EXPERIENCED an issue at an Airport yourself?
  3. cheekyjeremy macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2009
    I fly more or less every day of my life, so that means airports and hotels every day, and I have yet to have a problem logging in or connecting at any airport or hotel so far. Since the 7th when I bought it, I've been at HNL, ORD, GSO, YVR, YYC, DFW, IAH and every single one has been fine
  4. Nash Bridges macrumors regular

    Nash Bridges

    Apr 2, 2010
    San Francisco
    This would lead one to believe that there was a bad batch of WiFi radios that got installed as not all iPads are affected.
  5. EddyP macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2010
    Or a batch of morons who don't know wifi from hifi.
  6. PaperQueen macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2007
    Just this side of insanity (Minneapolis)
    As someone who travels a lot, and has friends who travel a lot, haven't heard anything like this on the iPad yet.

    That said, there have been a couple of times I've been in smaller airports (ex: MLI in the Quad Cities) and had problems accessing email accounts via Mac Mail, due to blocked ports. Seems the smaller the airport, the more over-the-top the security gets.
  7. patp Guest

    Apr 10, 2008

    where can i find a hi fi signal in this airport? I want to listen to some Englebert Humperdinck - analog style.:D
  8. funwithamar macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2008
    maybe it requires manual ip settings, did u check ur ip settings when it doesnt work, is it in the 169.254.x.x range ..
  9. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    for all your "research", you seem to have missed the other 7,000 discussions on this. did you reeeeaallly think you were bringing news?

    and who cares if you can connect to your airport, but "read" about other people's connection issues? do you have an issue or not?

    finally, get a new thread title. yours is useless.
  10. bidwalj macrumors 65816

    Feb 16, 2007
    I haven't had many issues either. I'm here at sea-tac and no issues. I been on Bart and sfo, all with no issues.
  11. jimbo1mcm thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    For Forum member : mcdj

    I thought this forum was designed to help exchange information. If you want to read more reports read the thread just previous to this one where the individual could not connect to optimum, or the individual who could not connect at Philadelphia airport. There is a problem and your vitriolic garbage won't change it. Get a life.
  12. EddyP macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2010
    :lol: His Christmas album is a holiday staple in out house... seriously. We decorate the tree every year listening to it.

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