iPad cant connect to the internet, wifi is connected.

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sd147, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. sd147 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012

    my ipad third gen is connected to wifi, but cant connect to the internet.
    thats the only device in house with that problem.
    the wifi unit has been replaced but it didnt help.

    i have a video here which shows the problem:

    would be great if anyone got an idea.

  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604


    Jul 30, 2003
    Try changing 2 items in your iPad's Wifi settings.
    Remove the text "fritz.box" in Search Domains (Such-Domains) You might need that for unknown reasons, so this is just a test.
    Change "DNS" from your local router setting to one of the world-wide public DNS servers, such as OpenDNS, or DNS-WATCH (whose servers are located in Germany, if that is relevant for you :D ) The setting for DNS can be changed to
    You may not need to reboot your iPad, but I would do a reboot just because I like to do that after changing any network setting :D
  3. sd147 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    thanks for your answer.
    the problem is alyways there, it doenst matter which router/network the ipad is connected to.
    so your idea wont and didnt work.
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604


    Jul 30, 2003
    Nothing about my suggestion changes your router, or your network.
    It's only a couple of network settings, that may (or may not) help.

    So, you tried both suggestions, just to make me happy, despite the fact that you had tried both before? :D
    Did you try rebooting after you changed the iPad Wifi settings?
    And, your iPad won't connect to the internet in other locations (completely different wifi, maybe a public wifi local for you?
    Do your WiFi settings ALWAYS show that your iPad shows good DHCP settings on other wifi networks? (showing different IP settings when connected to other Wifi routers?)

    Have you tried a full erase/restore through iTunes?
  5. sd147 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    sorry for the late answer.
    i tried everything you can try.
    i replaced the wifi unit inside,too

    its the same with every router
  6. Cassie2015 macrumors member


    May 10, 2016
    United States
    I also have a similar problem with my ipad air 2, I connected to wifi, but it will lose connection often and I need to connect it again or reboot. I think you can try to connect your friends wifi or your Mobile hotspot to test whether the internet is stable or not

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