iPad mini not staying connected to wifi

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by stretch80, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. stretch80 macrumors regular

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    Is anybody else having a hard time staying on wifi? Every time I wake my mini up it has lost its wifi connection. In settings my ask to join networks is on as well as my wifi selection is on. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    "Ask To Join Networks" should be set to off.
     
  3. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    1. Toggle wifi on and off
    2. Reset Network Settings (you will need to relogin to ur wifi)
    3. Toggle Airplane Mode on and off

    those should do the trick. If anything, your wifi router is probably going bad.
     
  4. stretch80 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks I'll try both of your methods and let you know how it goes
     
  5. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    good luck, if anything call APPLE support, u have 90 days :D
     
  6. stretch80 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tried both methods and appears to have worked. Thanks!

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    Thanks!
     
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  8. Jock macrumors newbie

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    iPad mini intermittent wifi dhcp client failure.

    Got UK 16Gb iPad mini WiFi IOS 6.01 13 days ago. Have noticed intermittent browsing hangups on my D-Link DSL-2780. No problems observed for Macbook (Mountain Lion), MacBook Pro Santa Rosa (Snow leopard), iPhone 3G cellular data OFF, Nokia E61.

    Today at a friend's house with Zyxel P660HW router the iPad mini lost WiFi , going into settings saw his ssid showing good signal but a 169 IP assignment ie no address assigned by DHCP - tried renew lease but no effect. iPhone 3, E61, and iMac (Snow leopard) all happy on same ssid. Then created local hotspot E61 Joiku - iPad sat there whirling no connection on Zyxel ssid, showing strong signal on E61. I prodded the E61 bar and it logged on to it working perfectly. Powering off and rebooting Zyxel router got the iPad onto it working fine for a few minutes, then it hung again with a repeat of the scenario above.

    This has to be buggy code on the iPad mini, possibly the DHCP client. Apple people please fix this.

    There are also iPad mini Bluetooth issues, which I will post separately.
     
  9. Borjan macrumors regular

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    I see a very similar problem.

    I also see a good signal to my girlfriend's router, but upon a connection attempt most of the time it just tries for a few seconds before saying 'unable to connect'. On the few occasions it manages it, I can maybe get an internet connection for a second or two before everything refuses to load, and checking the internet settings reveals a 169 self assigned IP address as you mention.

    Worryingly, if I attempt to connect to my neighbours networks or public ones it also has similar issues BUT if I go right next to my router (and I mean a few centimetres) ... everything is fine. I'm really hoping this is a software problem and not a hardware one, since my mini works fine at my own home router and at work...
     
  10. stretch80 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's not staying connected again :/ ...all my other apple products are able to stay connected. Guess its time to call Apple support.
     
  11. Cyclet1 macrumors newbie

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    Wifi issue

    I'm having similar problem. After I connect to wifi in my house it drops in a few minutes. Tried multiple fixes but nothing seems to work. Any body have any suggestions to fix this.
     
  12. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    It'd be a bit easier to give relevant suggestions if you provided some details about what you've tried...

    1. Have you reset your router and rebooted the ipad?
    2. Have you tried telling the ipad to forget your network settings and reconnect to your wifi?
    3. Have you tried resetting network settings?
    4. Do you have this issue only at home or does it happen elsewhere as well?

    If you've tried the first three and also have the problem anywhere you go, then it may be a problem with your unit and you'd need to call Apple.
     
  13. SusanK macrumors 68000

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    Same here. IPad mini drops connection. MBA, two iPod Touches remained connected next to each other. No issues with 10 year old iBook, old XP unit or Win 7 netbook.

    I think there is a connectivity issue with iPad mini. The first one dropped connection several times during personal setup at Apple. I returned it and got this one. Not as bad as the first but unacceptable for an Apple product.
     

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