WiFi stopped working

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by gsaps, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. gsaps macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2011
    I've got an iPad 2 that has been working well on wifi since i got it, i got home today and the wifi isn't working, it shows the network (in wifi settings) but instead of the tick to say it's joined, there's that annoying spinning circle thing.

    The wireless icon is in the upper left corner of the screen but i can't access the internet.
    I have tried rebooting and restoring to factory settings via iTunes with no joy.

    i'd really appreciate any ideas as I'm getting desperate.

  2. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2010
  3. Mikes2pads macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2012
    Resetting the router can help. I had a strong first week with a weak second week running my ipad3. Nw over the last 48 hours it's running strong , crisp and fast anywhere in the house. Wifi is a mystery to me mostly.
    Although my ipad2 never ran weak at all. 7 months not a glitch.
    Maybe this giant sized battery taking up all the space in back of the new iPad has a hand in it. If it fluctuates more in time I will not wait for a potential software fix from the Apple gang and just request a replacement. I heard Apple's stand on replacement devices is not as liberal as it once was during ipad2 early months.
  4. Mikes2pads, Mar 27, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012

    Mikes2pads macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2012
  5. jgayman macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2010
    I'm having a very similar problem. I had two original iPads for 18 months that are used heavily all day. Very rarely did I have a connection problem. I now have two new iPads and they are refusing to communicate several times a week. So far the only solution has been to reset the router but yesterday I got one of them working again by turning AirPlane mode on and off.

    Something is definitely more flakey with WiFi on the new iPad.
  6. Mikes2pads macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2012
    What is going to happen? Is Apple going to get with us on this problem?
    There'll be some official comment soon. I hope

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