MAJOR problem discovered

nflight4life

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Jul 11, 2010
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Got my brand new ipad home...all setup...apps right where I want and just when I thought...ok time to watch some hi-def content on this baby....POOOF....home wifi connection gone on the ipad...checked my iphone which is also on my home wife and he's good - still connected to the home wifi and able to get on w/o a problem. I figured no biggie, I'll just disable/re-enable my wifi connection. Done..all happy for approximately 3 or 4 minutes and again wifi connection goes see ya -- POOF and gone again....wifi signal on ipad says still connected however. WTF! Rebooted the device...internet staying connected so far....

I do remember a minor bug that caused some ipad problems awhile ago but I think apple addressed through an IOS update. Anyone else experiencing any weird anomalies like this with their new Ipad????
 

BFizzzle

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May 31, 2010
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Got my brand new ipad home...all setup...apps right where I want and just when I thought...ok time to watch some hi-def content on this baby....POOOF....home wifi connection gone on the ipad...checked my iphone which is also on my home wife and he's good - still connected to the home wifi and able to get on w/o a problem. I figured no biggie, I'll just disable/re-enable my wifi connection. Done..all happy for approximately 3 or 4 minutes and again wifi connection goes see ya -- POOF and gone again....wifi signal on ipad says still connected however. WTF! Rebooted the device...internet staying connected so far....

I do remember a minor bug that caused some ipad problems awhile ago but I think apple addressed through an IOS update. Anyone else experiencing any weird anomalies like this with their new Ipad????
Disable wifi, forget the home network then reset up the connection
 

MBAophile

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Oct 19, 2011
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Oakland, CA
Mine is rock solid so far insofar as WiFi is concerned. May only be a MAJOR problem with your unit. I will just finish by saying this is the most amazing computing device I have ever owned (my first iPad ever).
 

ReallyBigFeet

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Apr 15, 2010
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Try resetting your router. I've got Uverse and am stuck with their router and at 10 Wifi connections (easy to do in a large gadget addicted family) I can't hold a connection with my iPad, MBPS or MBA. Resetting router renews DHCP leases and all is working again.
 

DreamPod

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Mar 15, 2008
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No wifi problems here, and I restored from backup over the cloud a few GB, did some streaming (Netflix and YouTube), and downloaded some new apps.
 

FearlessFreep

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Jul 15, 2008
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The vast majority of these issues are with the router. Most of the firmware running routers is crap. Got tired of dropped/refused connections and resetting all the time. Bought an Airport Extreme and I've had zero probs ever since. Well worth the money.
 

bobsentell

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Nov 14, 2008
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My wife's MBA did that for several days. The solution was to go into the settings of the router and reset the DHCP table. Then reset the router. Haven't had any issues since.
 

gquiring

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Oct 19, 2007
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It might be a problem with the new Broadcom chipset and his wireless router/AP. I would check to see if you have any firmware updates for your router.
 

nflight4life

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Jul 11, 2010
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My wife's MBA did that for several days. The solution was to go into the settings of the router and reset the DHCP table. Then reset the router. Haven't had any issues since.
Thanks for the suggestion. The problem came back shortly after I thought a device reboot fixed it so I went ahead and reloaded my Belkin. WIFI's been solid for an hour or so.
 

nflight4life

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Jul 11, 2010
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It might be a problem with the new Broadcom chipset and his wireless router/AP. I would check to see if you have any firmware updates for your router.
Yeah that's one of the first things I did. I have an Iphone on the wifi as well but didn't notice any connection issues with it so kinda figured it might be something going on with the ipad <--> wifi connection not knowing which one was/is the culprit.
 

caughtinfire

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Jul 2, 2011
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I've been having the same issue on mine at work on both our public hotspot connection and our internal enterprise connection. Over my lunch hour it disconnected at least half a dozen times. I'll be testing it at home to see if it's consistent everywhere but if it does it there, too, I will be quite annoyed. :mad:
 

eTip

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Mar 12, 2009
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Other people have posted some lame threads. This op had a legit reason to complain about their wifi not working.
"Legit reason to complain"? Sure....but titling the thread "MAJOR problem discovered"....is the source of the backlash. Sort of the equivalent of ads for the local news saying things like "The water you drink could be killing you....story at 11".
 

nflight4life

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Jul 11, 2010
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I've been having the same issue on mine at work on both our public hotspot connection and our internal enterprise connection. Over my lunch hour it disconnected at least half a dozen times. I'll be testing it at home to see if it's consistent everywhere but if it does it there, too, I will be quite annoyed. :mad:
Thank you. According to some, I should be okay w/it. Don't think so.
 

Nega

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Mar 15, 2011
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I had this very same problem with the IPad1. Report it to Apple ASAP. It had nothing to do with my router, connection, etc. The problem was fixed in the next update. I would also suggest returning it for another one. You're probably in a small % of people who are probably affectred by this. Shouldn't be an issue to bring it back.