Apple Announces iPad Wifi Issues to be fixed in update

Discussion in 'iPad' started by patsfan83, May 9, 2010.

  1. patsfan83 macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2008
  2. Tulipone macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2009
    Huntingdon UK
    At least they are listening. No idea when the fix will come out though.
  3. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2008
    Nice. It hasn't been a problem for me - my iPad forgets passwords sometimes, but if you cancel and retry, it remembers. Such a minor issue that it doesn't matter. But enough people have posted here about worse issues that it's appropriate for Apple to acknowledge it and work on a fix.
  4. patsfan83 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2008
    I get the prompting for password/cancel and it connects all the time on my iPhone. Not surprised it's happening on the iPad as well.

    Spoke too soon with the brightness fix...hopefully 3.2.1 is around the corner.
  5. theone09 macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2008
    when i get the forgetting password, i just cancel it, let the ipad sleep about one or two minutes, then turn it back on. it connects again.
  6. Battlestar macrumors 6502

    May 9, 2010
    If it is a software issue then why aren't all of the iPads having the problem?
  7. diabolic macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    They are. It only happens with specific wifi network configurations, so it's not a constant problem for everyone.
  8. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    I'll bet the problems are mainly about poor programming sequence. For example when the iPad tries to connect it does a fraction of a second before checking for the passcode to verify the connection. With N connections the router sends an error code before the iPad has had a chance to load the password, and of course the iPad then thinks it didn't have the right code so asks you to enter it again. The software fix may be as simple as having the ipad read the code into memory before trying to connect. Or maybe inserting a retry before asking you for the password again. My Touch does the same every now and then now that I've enabled N on my D-Link.
  9. Battlestar macrumors 6502

    May 9, 2010
    Wouldn't you think that there would have been some testing on the WiFi before they released these to the public?

    Or do they use the public to do their testing?
  10. Payton3485 macrumors member

    May 1, 2010
    I wonder if the issue was just with some and not others. I have had zero issues with my 3G/wifi iPad. I have not had any issues with passwords either. I was able to use it this weekend at my brother-in-law's house and also had no issues. I am glad these issues are being addressed by Apple for those that do have issues.
  11. ctakim macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2006
    I have a 3G and a wifi iPad and the wifi only version seems to have more problems connecting to my Verizon FiOS router. The 3G has not had any issues interestingly!
  12. p-rice macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    Las Vegas
    I'm glad they acknowledge it. Now those apple geniuses at the Store can stop pretending like the issue is not there.
  13. calsci macrumors 6502


    Nov 27, 2008
  14. GamecockMac macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2005
    Columbia, SC
    Every company uses the public to do their testing.

    Google "xbox 360 red ring of death" or "toyota runaway acceleration".
  15. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    they are only doing this so they can kill the jb again:(
  16. medicscott macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2009
    san diego
    why is it taking so long to release the update?? they trying to patch the spirit jb?
  17. nolesfan macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2010
    I just wonder what the actual problem is? Software, os?
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    If a software update is being released to fix the issue then I would venture to guess it's software related. ;)
  19. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    OS is a type of software... :confused:
  20. flyingturtle macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2010
    Yes! Thanks for posting this.

    I didn't get the Wi-Fi problems that frequently but still nevertheless, very annoying.

    Reading that announcement, I chuckled that they had to begin the press release with "a very small number of iPad users". OK perhaps it is true that a minority of users are getting the bug, although it doesn't seem so, if was such a tiny minority, I don't think this issue would have been fixed so fast. Did they have to use the word "very"? It seems like there are going through pains to make it seems like this fix is almost a non-issue and that we are lucky to have a nice company as Apple fixing a problem for a few unlucky souls.
  21. Legolover64 macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2008
    I've had the "Connecting" issue, and also the DHCP issue, which I think is related. Basically, Apple clearly put little work into testing the DHCP client on the iPad, therefore it handles leases in a really unintelligent way. I hope they fix the issue soon.

    I also hope we can choose what quality we want YouTube videos at. 720p is not always the best option.

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