Ipad wifi issue in the hospital?

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  1. OverSpun macrumors 6502a

    OverSpun

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    Some people would know how hospital wifi makes a guest say..

    User- guest
    Pass- guest


    However, I'm guessing the iPad falls asleep and it won't keep it's connect, so I keep waiting for the wifi waiting the user/pass. If I turn away on the phone, so wifi only stays connected for 5 mins. It's so frustrating.

    Any ideas making this work better? Some hospitals have better wifi systems. :)
     
  2. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I remember spending a few weeks in a hospital in Jacksonville and the WiFi was fast, very fast and never disconnected on me. Maybe this one was having an issue.:confused:
     
  3. OverSpun thread starter macrumors 6502a

    OverSpun

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    I'm Living in the hospital for 1 month to fight cancer demons. It's real annoying having the wifi shutting down, but I think it's my iPad and phone. :(

    I wish I had a verizon mifi for a bit time.
     
  4. El Aurens macrumors member

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    Hang in there buddy. I was in the hospital a few months ago for surgery to remove chest tumours. The hospital charged for daily usage of the hospital wifi, so I jailbroke my iPad and installed iTether so that I could use my 6gb iPhone data plan with the iPad for no extra cost. In Canada they allow iPhones to tether for free (except for iPad), so I didn't have to JB the iPhone. The iPad made my stay in the hospital much more bearable. Take care.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    I believe that if the screen turns off, the wifi signal is disconnected, and that's done to maintain the battery life. There should be a way in the settings to keep the userid and password so you don't always need to enter the log in credentials
     
  6. OverSpun thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm glad your doing well! I tried tethering ky iPhone 4, but the phone freaked out wit "no sim" errors for hours. It finally worked pulling the sim and it worked. Cancer sucks. iPads help this a lot
     
  7. OverSpun thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Dang, I have no idea if that's possible On the iPad tho
     
  8. kapebretoner macrumors newbie

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    Hospital Wifi

    In the hospital I stayed in I found that with my laptop that certain areas of the floor seemed to work better. I found that if I spent time in the patient lounge the wifi signal seemed stronger and I had no connection problems.
     
  9. aimeeinohio macrumors regular

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    Virgin Mobile has something similar, you might want to look at that.
    Praying for you!
     

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