Seems like weird solution to new wifi dropped connection issue

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nasa25, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. nasa25 macrumors 65816

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    So my wifi has been spot on ever since I bought my iPad on launch day. Just tonight (within the past hour) I started to notice that every minute or two, my ipads wifi connection would weaken and then drop for a few seconds and then reconnect. I wasn't pleased as I had figured my iPad was spared from all of those annoying wifi issues that others were experiencing.

    So I'm thinking to myself....what is different. Then I realize that my MacBook is right next to me downloading some stuff. So I think, hmmmm, maybe the MacBook wifi signal is somehow messing with the ipads wifi signal.

    I shut down my macbook and ever since (30 min) ive had nothing but full bars on my iPad. Might have been a stupid remedy, but it worked.

    I'm thinking this might be helpful to those with the spotty wifi connection. iPad hates competing for your routers wifi connection.
     
  2. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    I'm curious as to what your network configuration is... Airport base station, I'm guessing?
     
  3. nasa25 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. CalMin macrumors 6502a

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    I started getting some iPad wifi issues, so I set my time capsule to always lease the same ip to the iPad and bingo. No more issues.
     
  5. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    I set mine on a static ip and also updated the router firmware. More or less fixed it for me, haven't gotten a disconnect all day.
     
  6. goobot macrumors 603

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    I'm just guessing that the iPad is a wifi hog and uses the Internet poorly
     

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