Apple Admits Wi-Fi Issues With iPad


fishmd

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People should be treating them as seperate networks to begin with.. so Apple is right on that.

I have mine set up, and it has always been set up separately.

Even without an iPad it is a bad idea to do that.
The ironically sad thing about Apples suggestion about naming the two networks differently etc... is that this is not even something that I can do with my Airport Extreme base station. :p You would think that if Apple was going to give tips, they would give ones that would at the least work with their own product.

Luckily I have not really had any problems with the WiFi on my iPad yet. ;)
 

miles01110

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Windows users just need to find a way to trashtalk the iPad
What does this have to do with Windows at all? It's a widespread iPad problem. Last I checked, Microsoft doesn't have anything to do with the iPad.

The ironically sad thing about Apples suggestion about naming the two networks differently etc... is that this is not even something that I can do with my Airport Extreme base station. :p You would think that if Apple was going to give tips, they would give ones that would at the least work with their own product.
Did you even read the article? :rolleyes:

The company says this can happen with "some third party Wi-Fi routers that are dual-band capable"
 

spectre51

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So if a dual band router is not the issue for some of us (like me) and my wireless connection fluctuates between between full bars and one bar and sometime the connection hangs where as my Macmini and MacBook has no issues where does that leave us?

Using an Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n (running 5ghz n only). I love my iPad but I do think there is issues with he wireless on these things. Just gonna make me get that airport express sooner rather than later
 

paulisme

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I've got a Time Capsule running both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz with a different name for each frequency, so I'm surprised you can't do that with the AirPort Extreme. I've also had zero issues with my iPad's wi-fi connection.
 

spectre51

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I've got a Time Capsule running both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz with a different name for each frequency, so I'm surprised you can't do that with the AirPort Extreme. I've also had zero issues with my iPad's wi-fi connection.
I don't have the dual version of the extreme. Got mine and a month later the dual band version came out....grrrr. :apple:
 

kes601

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The ironically sad thing about Apples suggestion about naming the two networks differently etc... is that this is not even something that I can do with my Airport Extreme base station. :p You would think that if Apple was going to give tips, they would give ones that would at the least work with their own product.

Luckily I have not really had any problems with the WiFi on my iPad yet. ;)
The newer models of the Airport Extreme you can do this in. It is not obvious, but you go to Wireless / Wireless Network Options and that is where you can rename the 802.11n/5ghz network.
 

nolesfan

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This is starting to irritate me! I have a airport and we tried different settings, renaming the network, going from 5 to 2.4 Ghz and nothing worked. I had an old linksys laying around. It's a g 2.4 Ghz only router and had no luck with it either. Why won't apple just man up and say we have a problem and try to issue a fix rather than pushing the blame on us? I have a masters degree in computer science and I promise you that this is no router issue. To those people who have their ipads working perfectly, congrats but for the rest of us they need to do something.
 

al256

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This is starting to irritate me! Now apple says we have to change our settings to make the iPad work properly? I was on the phone with a apple tech Monday for two hours about this issue. I have a airport and we tried different settings, renaming the network, going from 5 to 2.4 MHz and nothing worked. I had an old link sys laying around. It's a g 2.4 MHz only router and had no luck with it either. Why won't apple just man up and say we have a problem and try to issue a fix rather than pushing the blame on us? I have a masters degree in computer science and I promise you that this is no router issue. To those people who have their ipads working perfectly, congrats but for the rest of us they need to do something. They did offer me a full refund but I like the product and would like to see if they will issue an update for this issue first.
Wow, that's illegal. The 2.4MHz frequency is for Maritime Mobile use. ;)

I had one disconnection on my new Airport Express but after setting the router to strictly 2.4GHz N only broadcasts, things seem much better. Just no Wi-Fi for my iPhone now...
 

nolesfan

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Wow, that's illegal. The 2.4MHz frequency is for Maritime Mobile use. ;)

I had one disconnection on my new Airport Express but after setting the router to strictly 2.4GHz N only broadcasts, things seem much better. Just no Wi-Fi for my iPhone now...
There I fixed it, my mind was going a 100 miles an hour and I made some mistakes, my bad.
 

al256

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There I fixed it, my mind was going a 100 miles an hour and I made some mistakes, my bad.
And I fixed my problem too. My DSL router has the ability to add on a wireless router (through two USB ports). I used this as my wireless router for a while but moved on to the AE. Well because of you and this thread I decided I will use that add-on router for all G devices and the AE for all N devices.
 

SnowLeopard2008

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There is no WiFi issue. Maybe my iPad was blessed by Steve Wozniak's signature on the back, but I don't believe in superstition, luck, etc. It recognizes my network almost immediately the same time my iPod touch does whenever I'm within my home network's limit. The signal becomes weak exactly in the same spots as my iPod touch gets weak signals, namely in the garage, in the car, etc. That's expected since there are layers of metal between iDevice and router.

Oh and if Windows/Microsoft users want to trashtalk the iPad, why not just reboot it? That seems to solves problems for many PCs. :D
 

aaquib

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So nothing to be worried about if using an Airport Extreme? I've noticed that that the wifi sometimes loses strength while on my lap, but I simply assumed I was just blocking the Apple logo (where I assume the wireless is located).
 

Aduntu

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This is starting to irritate me! Now apple says we have to change our settings to make the iPad work properly? I was on the phone with a apple tech Monday for two hours about this issue. I have a airport and we tried different settings, renaming the network, going from 5 to 2.4 Ghz and nothing worked. I had an old link sys laying around. It's a g 2.4 Ghz only router and had no luck with it either. Why won't apple just man up and say we have a problem and try to issue a fix rather than pushing the blame on us? I have a masters degree in computer science and I promise you that this is no router issue. To those people who have their ipads working perfectly, congrats but for the rest of us they need to do something. They did offer me a full refund but I like the product and would like to see if they will issue an update for this issue first.
Having a degree in computer science (which I'm majoring in at the moment) does not qualify you to "promise" that this is not a router issue for anyone. I would almost bet money that some people adjusting their wireless settings are experiencing improvement.
 

nolesfan

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Having a degree in computer science (which I'm majoring in at the moment) does not qualify you to "promise" that this is not a router issue for anyone. I would almost bet money that some people adjusting their wireless settings are experiencing improvement.
I admitted I seen improvement from one router, maybe in another topic, to the next but it didn't fix the problem completely. When you get your masters, come talk to me. I'll tell you I told you so.