WiFi Question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by baconroll, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. baconroll macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2010
    Hi - having had and taken back 2 iPad 1's because of Wifi issues, I was wondering if any iPad 2 owners have had similar issues. Basically my gen 1 would keep losing the WiFi after waking up. I would have to keep renewing the lease, resetting it etc. Nothing wrong with my router as have iPhone 4, 3GS, Macbook etc all working with no issues on WiFi. I really want to purchase a gen 2 but do not want to find it has the same issues. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Is it jailbroken? What model router do you have?
  3. baconroll thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2010
    Hi Bill, no they were never jailbroken. Have a Linksys router.
  4. The Norman macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Wi-Fi has been amazing on my 2. Logged in once 3 months ago.
  5. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    You shouldn't be having those problems with either generation of iPad.

    I have two wifi networks set up in my iPad. The one for home and the one for work. Since setting the iPad up, I've never had to manually connect to either of those two networks. As soon as the iPad is in range, it connects.

    If I take my iPad to the office, I can start hearing e-mail notifications from the still asleep iPad on my way to my desk. Same thing for when I get home.
  6. Joel0829 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
    two different iPads,two different wifi issues

    My iPad works fine. My wife's iPad keeps dropping the connection. I've done everything. Reboots, Airport on/off, Reset networking, reset router, the problem continues. Sometimes the wifi connection on my wife's wifi does come back, but it is painful whereas mine never seems to have a connection problem.

    Any ideas?:mad:
  7. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

    Jul 3, 2010
    Is your wife's OS up to date?
  8. RayK macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    I've had many issues with certain routers and Apple products. I'd try replacing the router to be honest. I have constant issues with netgear and linksys routers can be temperamental for me.
  9. Joel0829 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
    will sync it tonight, to be sure

    will sync it tonight to be sure.
  10. ratzzo macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2011
  11. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    I doubt it. The poster is just stating that after logging in to their personal Wi-Fi, they haven't had to log in again since then meaning theirs is just fine.

    For the record, mine is too. I haven't had any issues with my 2 and Wi-Fi.
  12. lbeck macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2009
    Its not the hardware, its the software. The wifi bug that plagued the original ipad at launch is back with 4.3.3. Not everyone experiences it but many do, just type "wifi issues with 4.3.3" in google and you will see.

    I think its ridiculous that apple cant get this figured out for good.
  13. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    My ipad 2 and one particular router don't get along. It's fine on any other network, but I have to regularly reset the connection on this one. All other computers are fine on it - it seems to be neither the router nor the iPad alone, but the combination of the two.
  14. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

    Jul 3, 2010
    My understanding of the issue is that iOS doesn't play nice with routers that work in dual band (802.11 g and 802.11 n).
    It's worth the try to lock the router's setup in only one of them, preferably 802.11 n if that doesn't result in other devices compatibility issues.

    I'm no expert though. Networking experts may step in and correct me if I'm wrong.

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