Wi-fi connectivity/reception on new iPad

OCgal

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Jun 24, 2010
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Anyone having problems on wi-fi connectivity on the new iPad? I have read it is a known issue. iPad 2 and new iPad compared on wi-fi connectivity side by side on the same wi-fi network and iPad 2 had 3 bars, new iPad barely has 1.
 

Djentleman

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Mar 8, 2012
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I was having trouble about a half hour ago, but it's sorted itself out now. I don't think it's the iPad that was at fault though, might just have been the ending of peak time around my area.
 

tmarks11

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May 3, 2010
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Non-statistical test.

Slowly moved to the other end of the house carrying iPad and ipad3. Both indications of signal strength changed almost simultaneously for both bands of my wifi-n connection.

Ipad1 completely lost the 5 GHz band of the wifi-n connection before ipad3. Both should same performance n the 2.5 Ghz band.

Summary: anecdotal evidence suggests that I don't see this problem. Maybe I am lucky (perfect display, no case scratches, no overheating, no wifi problems), but I just really suspect there are a lot of journalists hoping and praying Apple will fall flat on there face.

And consumer reports is once again playing to the sucker audience to try to sell subscriptions... And if you think CR represents "hard hitting journalism" then I recommend you google "consumer reports Suzuki samurai".

http://www.aim.org/aim-report/aim-report-a-black-eye-for-consumer-reports/
 

drb1992

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Oct 4, 2011
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Supposedly, some people are having this problem, but it doesn't seem to be a wide spread problem. I believe the iPad 1 had a similar issue, but it was easily resolved with a software update. I would imagine the same thing will happen with the new iPad.
 

blackNBUK

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Feb 19, 2010
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I had a few problems with my WiFi connection randomly dropping out for the first few days I owned my new iPad. I've now turned off support for b devices and rebooted both the router and the iPad and, touch wood, it's been rock solid for the last couple of days.

I've not noticed any problems with signal strength but I live in a fairly small house that doesn't have thick walls.
 

damant

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Feb 14, 2010
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yup ... there is a huge problem with wifi !
my new ipad makes my laptop and iphone 4s look bad... it plays movies on Netflix much sooner and less buffering !!!!
no kidding ! nothing short of amazing...
ps Yes it is too better then iPad 1 when i compared..
:eek:
 
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rbee

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Mar 14, 2012
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It's a whole lot better than the Asus Transformer Prime. I had one...returned it and got an iPad ...