Whats taking so long for the wifi fix?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 211269, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. 211269 macrumors member

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    Its going on 3 months now, this is ridiculous. HTC has already fixed the wifi issues with the Evo and its only been like 2 weeks. It amazes me a company like Apple cant fix this by now.
     
  2. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    Gotta fix the iPhone first, news stations all over the world are using the "iphone4 must be held in a special way" story in replacement of the cat up a tree funny bit at the end of the news.

    Everyone at my work is taking the piss out of anyone with an IP4, darn it, people bought the ip4 to be the envy of their friends, now they are the laughing stock.
     
  3. Angryipadguy macrumors regular

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    You not the only one who's peed off. The last 2 days have been the worst yet with mine asking me to connect to a network at least 10 times an hour. If I stop browsing for any more than 30 secs then it disconnects me from my router. I'm about ready to through this thing at someones face at apple.

    It's a joke that they can take so long to sort this issue when any other company would have a fix out in no time at all. Apple always drag their feet when it comes to anything they make and I'm getting tired of it fast.
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    and what wifi issue would you be referring to?
     
  5. Angryipadguy macrumors regular

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    I feel sorry for all the people who bought the ip4. It's a poor piece of electronics design and issues are popping up left right and center. I would be pissed if I owned one and they made excuses like I'm holding it wrong. What next the phone stops working altogether and they blame it on you for speaking into it too loud. Apple are a bunch of idiots.
     
  6. Angryipadguy macrumors regular

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    Are you fing joking! The issue where the wi-fi don't function how it should and apple say it's the routers fault. Routers fault my ass.
     
  7. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816

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    x2 I've had mine since day one of wi-fi launch. Traveled with it, used it at home, work, and everywhere in between and never once did it not connect to a wifi network.

    Sorry to hear you are having issues though.
     
  8. iPadztr macrumors 6502

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    yes there is a wifi issue.. mine doesnt say to connect, but it randomly disconnect me from my router while browsing and will reconnect a few seconds later...
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    no im not. ive never had a problem. had you tried using static IPs (either reserved or forced)? there are ways around it.

    yea me neither man. it all depends on the network configuration though.
     
  10. cmvsm macrumors 6502a

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    Same hardware and software in every iPad. Has to be a router issue at heart, as its the only non-constant in the equation. I just got a new 16GB iPad 3G. I'll let you know how it goes..:D

    Linksys is king!
     
  11. Angryipadguy macrumors regular

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    I'm on my 3rd iPad! I have problems on every network I have connected to. I have 3 routers in the home im in at the moment belkin n1 vision v2, belikn surf, Cisco e2000 and they all show same issue. Even the unprotected networks from my neighbors wireless have same problem. I also have a net gear router at our lake house and a net gear at our beach house which it stil acts up on. We even have a Apple airport extreme at our office which it plays up on also and it has done it one every network I have used since owning all 3 of them. So it's clearly not a router problem. Just like the new iPhone 4 antenna issue is a user error issue and not a hardware issue. Some people on this from wouldn't have a bad word to say about apple even if it kicked them in the head!
     
  12. 211269 thread starter macrumors member

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    Then how do you explain 30% of iPhones having the signal strength problem? Same hardware and software in every iPhone too...Its an iPad problem.
     
  13. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    did you try what i said?

    i know what the problem is - there are workarounds.
     
  14. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    There is no WiFi issue! Mine is perfectly fine and so are all my friend's iPads (5+). Btw, Linksys makes the worst routers after Airlink. It got worse after Cisco bought them. A lot of my friends used to believe that and all of their Linksys routers have horrible signal strength and connection problems. A few of them got Netgear routers and it's a night and day difference.
     
  15. cmvsm macrumors 6502a

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    30%? lol..where did you get your statistic? I'm thinking from a stinky place not far from your backside. I'm sure Apple keeps you aware of such things.
     
  16. cmvsm macrumors 6502a

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    Not in this household. Have had Linksys for years, and perfect operation. I'm sure Netgear makes some good stuff too.

    Now back to the OP's issue....oh right....iPad wifi not working....
     
  17. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Some of us have tried all the workarounds already, with no positive result. Household with an Airport Extreme, two iPads--only one has the issue, the wifi only model. The 3G has dropped wifi once in two months; the wifi only one does it multiple times daily. Router has never been a problem for any of the six other devices that have been connected to it in the last year. Four of those devices are also Apple products. All have static IPs, router uses WPA encryption.

    It's not always a router issue, though certainly that contributes in some cases.
     
  18. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I think he got a figure of about 27% from the MacRumors poll and then rounded up. The poll is not a credible source of data. Not many non-geeks visit the site and only the affected people have a high motivation to vote.
     
  19. Angryipadguy macrumors regular

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    I have been on the phone to apple tech support numerous times with each iPad and same results. Even they say a fix is coming so it must be a known problem. I just want to know when it's coming. Like I have said I other posts my bro in law also has an iPad and it don't have the same problems mine does on the same networks. Clearly they are not exactly the same as his would be showing an issue.
     
  20. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Try WPA2.
     
  21. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Mine does the same - it's just hard to notice most of the time.
     
  22. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    clearly its an iPad issue - you have indicated this and i dont know why you are still talking about how many different routers you have tried.

    the real question is why is it happening. rather annoying as its intermittent depending on the devices. my wifi iPad has no problems.
     
  23. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    non-issue. Just avoid holding it in that way.
     
  24. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    I've never seen an issue either. My home network is about as complex as it gets with N, G, WDS network with 3 nodes. I've traveled with it and used it in various hotels. I've used my jailbreak iPhone as a WiFi hotspot, etc, etc.

    I'm not saying others don't have issues, but I don't understand why I haven't seen a single glitch anywhere with mine if it's so prevalent.
     
  25. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Because other people keep insisting it must be the router, as though there couldn't possibly be something wrong with the iPad. The reality is, for most people it might be either. Plenty of people are better off when they change routers (or router settings), and others get no relief. I love all our Apple products, but I'm willing to acknowledge there might be an issue with this one.

    Totally agreed that it's annoying to have an intermittent problem; they're absolutely the worst to triage. It's good to know though that there are plenty of wifi iPads without the issue--unfortunately, among those I know personally, we're running over 60% who have varying degrees of trouble, some through more than one return. I do still think we're probably in the minority; we were all within the first month or so of buyers. And as you said, some were improved with router changes. It's just odd that there are a significant number of complaints.

    Thanks, SnowLeopard2008--just double checked, and it was showing WPA2. But I've rebooted the router for the heck of it again, I can't get in to the Genius Bar until at least Friday, so it's worth a try!
     

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