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New iPad WiFi issues

My new iPad is getting a much weaker wifi signal than my iphone ever did.

It is also dropping the signal completely on an intermittent basis whilst my phone keeps 2 bars.

This is now being reported across quite a few apple forums  https://discussions.apple.com/message/17922269?tstart=0#17922269.

Is anybody else getting similar issues?

It is the 16Gb wifi only version - and this is still a problem even in a case so I don't think it is the 'grip of death'  :mad:

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RE: New iPad WiFi issues

Does this fix it?

 

http://www.cultofmac.com/155185/wi-fi-issues-on-your-new-ipad-try-this-simple-fix-ios-tips/

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RE: New iPad WiFi issues

Xanderzdad wrote:

My new iPad is getting a much weaker wifi signal than my iphone ever did.

It is also dropping the signal completely on an intermittent basis whilst my phone keeps 2 bars.

This is now being reported across quite a few apple forums  https://discussions.apple.com/message/17922269?tstart=0#17922269.

Is anybody else getting similar issues?

It is the 16Gb wifi only version - and this is still a problem even in a case so I don't think it is the 'grip of death'  :mad:

Maybe an iOS 5.1 issue, rather than the new iPad - my iPad2 has certainly been more flaky with wi-fi since I upgraded to the new OS Sad

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RE: New iPad WiFi issues

Paul Hobbs wrote:

Does this fix it?

 

http://www.cultofmac.com/155185/wi-fi-issues-on-your-new-ipad-try-this-simple-fix-ios-tips/

Cheers - I didn't find that one earlier.  I have tried it but the signal still appears the same strength as before.  Stength suddenly drops off where I can get something reasonable on my iPhone 3GS.

I will have to wait to see if the signal drops completely on a random basis as before.

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RE: New iPad WiFi issues

Paul Hobbs: I know you like your photography and I have never seen photo's look as good as they do on the new screen!

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RE: New iPad WiFi issues

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Paul Hobbs: I know you like your photography and I have never seen photo's look as good as they do on the new screen!

I'm sure it is! That's why I'm staying well clear of the Apple store!  I'm getting married this year so am resisting temptation to spend on non essentials.  Doesn't help that my Mum has just gotten one for her birthday...

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RE: New iPad WiFi issues

Seems to be a rather hot topic on the Apple support forums right now. People are complaing that their new Ipad doesnt get a wifi signal, even though their mac/iphone sitting next to it does.

 

 

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That is exactly what I am

That is exactly what I am experiencing! All other wireless kit in the house works in this room except my iPad.
Very frustrating.

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There is a fix. Forget the network then re-setup. Voila. worked for me. Cool

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RE: New iPad WiFi issues

Sorry for the dealy in replying Graham_Thomas but I've been out the country for 2 weeks.

I tried that fix on day one to no avail I'm afraid.  It is now a recognised problem by Apple who are offering a free exchange.  I have also moved my router as the problem is worse at the further reaches of the wifi.

I have took my iPad back to Tesco as they had a 10 day no quibble returns policy.  I am seriously considering having another try though as I really miss it!  :cry:

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Go for it. Mine is fine, honestly. Smile

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RE: New iPad WiFi issues

Which one is yours as the issues seem to be just with the wifi only versions (I'm going for the cheapest one 16Gb).

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Mine is also the 16GB Wifi version.  Cool

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RE: New iPad WiFi issues

Fingers crossed for when (if) mine arrives.

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RE: New iPad WiFi issues

Is this just a 3 issue or does it affect 2s as well?  I haven't upgraded to 5.1.

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RE: New iPad WiFi issues

Hi John

 

It appears to be an issue with wifi only versions of ipad 3 only.

Apple won't acknowledge source of problem but are offering free exchanges on affected models.

Seems to be totally unrelated to software/firmware.

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