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Apple provides Quick Fix for iPad's Wi-Fi connectivity problem

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Apple provides Quick Fix for iPad's Wi-Fi connectivity problem
Right off the bat we heard from buyers of the Apple iPad that the tablet was having problems working on Wi-Fi. And because the only unit currently out is the Wi-Fi only model, that means that for many buyers, they have purchased an expensive door stop. But the Cupertino crew wasn't going to abandon this game changing device so soon after launch so they have come up with a Quick Fix for those iPad's not working because of a problem connecting to Wi-Fi. Apple says the problem is that after being turned back on, or awoken from sleep, the tablet might not be able to re-connect with a known Wi-Fi signal. According to the manufacturer, this can happen with a third party router with dual band capabilities that use the same name for each network, but use different security settings for each network. It makes sense. Same names, different security settings and Bingo! Your iPad is a frisbee. To remedy the problem, Apple says you should make separate names for each Wi-Fi band. for example, 802.11 b/g could be named "Hanley" while 802.11n could be named "Charley". Just make sure you use the same security settings for both networks. On its support forum, Apple also says, "If the issue persists, reset your network settings using Settings> General> Reset> Reset Network Settings. Also, make sure that the firmware for your Wi-Fi router is up to date. Let us know if Apple's suggestion gets your iPad working again.

source: eWeek

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. WnnaFghtAboutIt (Posts: 149; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)

hahahahahaha....useless crap....why does anyone have one of these?

posted on 09 Apr 2010, 00:01

2. omarc26 (Posts: 360; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

yea i agree wit u the ipad is a piece of crap i bought one n gave it away to my sis n my sis gave it to her boyfriend cause she also didnt like the fact it didnt have flash player .. n her boyfriend put it on ebay ... so yea...

posted on 09 Apr 2010, 05:07

5. skd_62 (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)

yup.. its really a piece of cr@p.... apple is taking a freaking turtle steps... next gen with a camera!!! its a innovation... F*ck that apple... Over priced products..

posted on 09 Apr 2010, 09:18

9. rockstar323 (Posts: 20; Member since: 15 Jan 2009)

What bothers me is places like BGR, Engadget, and Gizmodo have all these posts about the ipad, what it does and its apps but no mention of the possible issues. There have been reports of issues since the first day but it seems there is a media blackout when in comes to reporting it. The only article i remember seeing is a poll from engadget to see what issues it was having. Personally, im not a fan of apple products so i dont buy them. I just dont like the fact that none of these sites have even bothered to mention it. What is really ridiculous is BGR, when asked in the comment section of one of his articles where his ipad review was, stated his personal ipad was having wifi issues. Really? This is the same guy that wrote a whole rant about the short comings of android and cited little issues and stuff that has been fixed in 2.0+.

posted on 09 Apr 2010, 01:03

3. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)

Oh that's good. I was noticing something funny because every once in a while it pauses for a sec and pops up with "connecting...". But I'm glad they fixed it. I love my iPad :] I love how it's always ready to surf the web. I don't have to start it up like a computer. I can just instantly come to phone areana and read all the people hating on it :D

posted on 09 Apr 2010, 02:38

4. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)

Quick fix for the iPad was a jump start with some juice from a Droid.

posted on 09 Apr 2010, 08:23

6. crappypunk (Posts: 131; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)

I want an iPad! someone give me free stuff! not like the HIV I got for free :(

posted on 09 Apr 2010, 08:26

7. merkeke (Posts: 62; Member since: 03 Jan 2009)

atleast it was free and you didnt pay someone to give it to you.

posted on 09 Apr 2010, 08:30

8. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)

I used to work for a wireless router manufacturer and this is actually was a common problem because 802.11b was not standardized at first, I'm assuming the issues are with older 802.11n routers. I'm not 100% sure, but I think a standard has been released for 802.11n. To fix this issue we recommended only limiting your router to 802.11g, unless you absolutely needed 802.11b.

posted on 10 Apr 2010, 10:53

10. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)

Once again like i quoted in plenty of these articles this is why i never buy new products at launce b/c they are always bugs that need to be fixed mostly major ones...I'm mean did they not test the wi-fit itself before they sold the product come on now

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