Apple support throws up fix for iPad Wi-Fi woes

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Quite a few iPad owners have been complaining that their new tablet devices wont play nice with their Wi-Fi internet connections. Weak signals and unrecognisable Wi-Fi networks are being blamed on the iPad’s small antenna, but Apple believe they may have a fix for the issue. And guess what? It’s not Apple’s fault, but your router’s instead.

According to Apple’s Knowledge Base:

Under certain conditions, iPad may not automatically rejoin a known Wi-Fi network after restart or waking from sleep. This can occur with some third-party Wi-Fi routers that are dual-band capable when:

Using the same network name for each network

Using different security settings for each network

If you encounter this issue, try the following:

Create separate Wi-Fi network names to identify each band. This can be done easily by appending one or more characters to the current network name. Example:  Add a G to the 802.11b/g network name and an N to the 802.11n network name.Ensure that both networks use the same security type (WEP, WPA, WPA2, and so on)

If the issue persists, reset your network settings using Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

Note: Always ensure that your Wi-Fi router firmware is up to date.

Let us know if this helps, but if it’s a hardware problem like many suspect, the symptoms may be a lot harder to shake.

Gerald Lynch

One thought on “Apple support throws up fix for iPad Wi-Fi woes

  • Yep, well spent money huh? All for what exactly??? A piece of shit that’s what… Fuck Apple, Fuck Microsoft, FUCK YOU!

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