iPad randomly dropping out of WiFi

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sheepopo39, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. sheepopo39 macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2008
    I've noticed that both mine and my mother's iPads have been randomly dropping out of wifi, and we have to go back to settings to reconnect, anyone know what is causing this and how I can stop this?
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Yep. Known problem. Apple has stated a software update will be coming to address various WiFi issues.
  3. sheepopo39 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2008
  4. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    Walls. Microwave ovens. People between the iPad the router. Distance (happens often when using neighbor's unprotected WiFi). Reorientation of the iPad. Aluminum between the router and the iPad's antenna. And so on.

    If the WiFi drops in and out when the ipad is perfectly still, check for people passing between it and the router.

    The biggest challenge for the iPad is that it's a portable device. WiFi radio waves don't pass well through water. Humans are mostly water. The air is also full of competing radio waves. Life is hard if you are an ipad. :mad:

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