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post #121 of 151
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Originally Posted by davidmac27 View Post

My neighbor and I are having issues with Verizon's FIOS router. When you turn on the iPad it sometimes asks which network you would like join (even though you were previously connected to a wifi network). In my case, it asks me if I would like to join my home network or my neighbor's which I have never connected to...

It's kind of annoying - I hope they fix this soon!

Fix what? I don't understand what you think is broken. The pad sees what is available and offers you a choice...
post #122 of 151
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

Some who purchased their iPad on launch day have experienced wireless connectivity issues with their new device, with reports of weak Wi-Fi reception, dropped signals and difficulty connecting to a network.

Already there are a number of threads with dozens of posts about Wi-Fi connection issues, ranging from a weak signal to an inability to connect to a router. Issues have been reported with a variety of routers, including Apple's own AirPort Extreme.

"I have also noticed very weak wifi signal in my 16GB iPad," user tdbc wrote. "Even when standing in front of the wlan router the signal fluctuates from strong to very weak. The router has very strong signals as every other computer here has full signal strength, even 20-30 meters from the router. So there is definitely a wifi signal issue here with the iPad."

Another user, Dr. JB, said their iPad is getting just one bar of Wi-Fi signal, while a nearby MacBook Pro has strong, full reception. They said their iPad was also experiencing slow downloads due to the weak signal.

A post from powerguru revealed bandwidth data from the Speedtest.net application, which showed an iPad with 1.83 megabits per second download, compared to 14.77 megabits on the iPhone 3GS. The user also noted that the iPad uses 802.11n while the iPhone 3GS is 802.11g.

Others said their signal sometimes fluctuated, and some said resetting the network settings or restarting the iPad would temporarily fix the issue. But others who commented said they have experienced no Wi-Fi issues, suggesting the problems are not universal.

In response to some issues, Apple has set up a support document for users who have problems getting their iPad to rejoin known Wi-Fi networks after a restart or waking from sleep. The issue is known to occur with some third-party Wi-Fi routers that are dual-band capable.

To resolve the issue, Apple recommends creating separate Wi-Fi network names to identify each band, such as adding G to the 802.11g network name, and N to the 802.11n network name. It is also recommended that both networks use the same security type, such as WPA. If the issue persists, users can reset their network settings under Settings, General, Reset.

Apple sold more than 300,000 iPads on its first day of availability. Currently, only models that utilize Wi-Fi for Internet connectivity are available for purchase. The hardware starts at $499 for 16GB.

iPad models with 3G connectivity are set to arrive later this month, and will carry a $130 premium. The added wireless radio will offer 3G connectivity with the AT&T cellular network in the U.S. The carrier will offer no-contract data plans starting at $15 per month for 250MB of data, and $30 a month for unlimited access.

Steve Jobs you are the most admired person in this universe.
Can you make the iPad to be used universally so that a person can buy the iPad in USA and travel to any part of the world and be able to use the 3G enabled version without any hassels of locked to AT&T or Contract etc.
Hope you are listning and release the next WiFi+3G version free of any locks or contracts and avoid jailbreakers,hackers and other unscruplous guys to misuse the world class iPad you delivered after hard work for so many years.
post #123 of 151
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Originally Posted by bkerkay View Post

Used it all day Saturday and Sunday with no WiFi issues. Full bars all the time. And using different WiFi network today and same thing - full bars.

Everything is working smoothly on my end and with my iPad.

Hi
Which router are you using.
Is it N router or G router.
How do you find out which router you are using.
Is it printed on the modem??
post #124 of 151
I kept trying to access my uncles router on Easter, but it kept giving unable to join and the signal was not reliable.
post #125 of 151
I have a 32 GB iPad, connecting to an Apple WDS network with WPA2 Personal security (one Airport Extreme and three Airport Express - N only) in my home, and connection is rock solid - in fact, it is the best wireless device I have in terms of signal strength/actual performance (my other devices are Intel iMacs, a Mac Pro, a MacBook Air, an original MacBook Pro 17, and three iPhone 3g/3gs)

My parents have a 16 gb iPad, with a single Linksys/Cisco wireless N router with WPA2 Personal security, and again, no issues connecting or staying connected, and there is great performance through their two story house.

Both homes also have 5 ghz wireless phone systems active.

I also took my 32 gb iPad to another location which had a no-security D-Link wireless G router, and again, I was able to connect easily and remain connected with great performance

My experience would tell me that the reported issues is a) limited to select units due to manufacturing/shipping issue, or b) environmental.

If it were software, I would think the issue would plague all units, not a handful.
post #126 of 151
It would be nice if people would state which iPad model and what make wifi if known.
post #127 of 151
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Originally Posted by charlituna View Post

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of course as you are such a genius you know that the problem is with the ipad and not the routers being used (or how they were set up)...

Do people not read articles anymore? It states that the problems occured on Apple's own routers as well!
post #128 of 151
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Originally Posted by pondosinatra View Post

Do people not read articles anymore? It states that the problems occured on Apple's own routers as well!

Are you not capable of thinking beyond what the author writes in an article!?

Take the same router that works in testing (including Apple's own routers), put it in your house, and there are 100 different things that can cause interference and connection problems. Obviously not everyone is having these problems, so there are environmental issues at work here. Every situation is different and has its own set of unique circumstances which can affect how hardware works together.

Though at this point, I think you are fully aware of this (giving you the benefit of the doubt, that you are not unintelligent), and are just trolling
post #129 of 151
Take your hand off the plastic Apple on the back of the pad, reception will improve.
post #130 of 151
"Steve Jobs you are the most admired person in this universe.
Can you make the iPad to be used universally so that a person can buy the iPad in USA and travel to any part of the world and be able to use the 3G enabled version without any hassels of locked to AT&T or Contract etc.
Hope you are listning and release the next WiFi+3G version free of any locks or contracts and avoid jailbreakers,hackers and other unscruplous guys to misuse the world class iPad you delivered after hard work for so many years."




???????????
The iPad IS NOT locked to ATT!
post #131 of 151
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Originally Posted by Mooso View Post

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Though at this point, I think you are fully aware of this (giving you the benefit of the doubt, that you are not unintelligent), and are just trolling

Yes because unless you fall in line with fawning adoration at everything Apple does and releases you are a troll.

If you can deny there's been a marked decline in quality control at Apple over the past few years then your head is definately buried deep in the sand.
post #132 of 151
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Originally Posted by pondosinatra View Post

Yes because unless you fall in line with fawning adoration at everything Apple does and releases you are a troll.

If you can deny there's been a marked decline in quality control at Apple over the past few years then your head is definately buried deep in the sand.

This has nothing to do with fawning adoration of any company. It is about plain and simple facts/common sense - and you choose not to answer anyone who has a valid argument. Only to consistently repeat that "Apple's own routers didn't work". If you honestly think Apple tested this device with their routers, and it didn't work at all, and they released it anyway, then you have your head definitely (sp) buried somewhere, but it isn't the sand.

I'm not privy to QC reports for Apple products (maybe you are), so it would only be speculation as to whether there has been a decline. But it would be educated speculation on my part - I have been using Apple products for 26 years (owning more than 30 computers and numerous iPods, iPhones, etc.) and I have no issue with Apple's QC. Maybe you have more experience with their products and can say differently?

Again, you keep posting the same statement, even though you have been given good arguments against it. So you are, by definition, a troll: One who purposely and deliberately (that purpose usually being self-amusement) starts an argument in a manner which attacks others on a forum without in any way listening to the arguments proposed by his or her peers. He will spark off such an argument via the use of ad hominem attacks (i.e. 'you're nothing but a fanboy' is a popular phrase) with no substance or relevence to back them up as well as straw man arguments, which he uses to simply avoid addressing the essence of the issue.
post #133 of 151
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Originally Posted by doyourownthing View Post

your comment is very interesting! don't get run over by a car on your way to the bank

did you buy an ipad and get any wifi issues?

No I haven't rushed out to buy one, I will buy a 3G version once all the hub bub has died down and I've made some more money from the stock to pay for it with. I may even wait for the first class action lawsuit about its wi-fi issues, execute another trade or two on that news as well.

Probably buy it in Aug timeframe until then I'm using my MacBook/iPhone combo , I'm thinking of ditching my ATT contract in July saving me $90 per month and getting a dumb pre-paid phone just for calls support calls from the office (I don't have any friends to call - I'm a geek) and then getting a 3G iPad with $30 per month 3G data access plan. The only issue then is when does the 4G IPad come out , prob next year I assume right? Assuming there is a decent 4G access plan for the thing. I can still use my old iPhone on wi-fi when I need something really portable.
oh and by the way I bank/trade stocks online with etrade so I don't even have to leave the house. What do you think us geeks do ; we don't have any social skills just ask Steve Jobs he ain't human anyhow! Can't you tell he already died and been replaced by an Asgard

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post #134 of 151
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Originally Posted by masrin View Post

Steve Jobs you are the most admired person in this universe.
Can you make the iPad to be used universally so that a person can buy the iPad in USA and travel to any part of the world and be able to use the 3G enabled version without any hassels of locked to AT&T or Contract etc.
Hope you are listning and release the next WiFi+3G version free of any locks or contracts and avoid jailbreakers,hackers and other unscruplous guys to misuse the world class iPad you delivered after hard work for so many years.

Steve Jobs is an ASGARD, Its so freaking obvious really!

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post #135 of 151
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Originally Posted by Josh.B. View Post

By your own definition, you too are a troll. Cut it out please.

Really? Please explain how, in any way, I have trolled.
post #136 of 151
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Originally Posted by Josh.B. View Post

By your own definition, you too are a troll. Cut it out please.

I'm sure he doesn't see it that way.

I also have 30 years experience with Apple products, so when I say their QC has gone down hill in the past few years that is my experience. I could care less if you think otherwise. Your smug arguments to the contrary are not going to change my experience.
post #137 of 151
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Originally Posted by pondosinatra View Post

I'm sure he doesn't see it that way.

I also have 30 years experience with Apple products, so when I say their QC has gone down hill in the past few years that is my experience. I could care less if you think otherwise. Your smug arguments to the contrary are not going to change my experience.

Nothing smug about them. I was simply making my case. I stated what experience I had and asked if yours was different. Now you have answered.

Obviously we have different opinions. Look back at the conversations, though, and you will see that you were the only one making out of line comments. I simply argued my point.
post #138 of 151
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Originally Posted by nkhm View Post

Fix what? I don't understand what you think is broken. The pad sees what is available and offers you a choice...

my question for you is this, your neigbors wifi is unencrypted? I don't have an iPad but generally my MacBooks all connect to my router first because I have wep key already entered on my Macbook. It doesn't ask me to choose a neighbors because they are all WEP enabled. I assume you and your neigbors are open. btw can you tell me where you live so I can drop by and download some mp3's and snoop on your network please?

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post #139 of 151
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Originally Posted by Mooso View Post

...Look back at the conversations, though, and you will see that you were the only one making out of line comments...

Right...so responding to a comment that wasn't even directed at you and calling me a troll is your perfectly reasoned way of arguing your point. And I'm the one making out of line comments?
post #140 of 151
Does anyone know if it offers the same Wifi security (WEP, WPA, 256 bit encryption etc.) as the iPhone or does it add anything additional?
post #141 of 151
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Originally Posted by pondosinatra View Post

Right...so responding to a comment that wasn't even directed at you and calling me a troll is your perfectly reasoned way of arguing your point. And I'm the one making out of line comments?

That is how these things work. People make comments and others respond with their opinion. Oh - and by the way, go back to comment #70 - your comment WAS directed at me. You were actually the one commenting to me about a comment not directed to you. Once again you are picking the one little thing you want out of the conversation and making that your point to argue against (hence the definition I quoted). I made plenty of actual arguments - the troll thing had nothing to do with arguing my point (see the last paragraph below).

My entire purpose in this whole thing was to make my point that you couldn't make a blanket statement like you did - there are variables to the situation. You were doing nothing but shooting down the product and saying they tested it and let it go to the public knowing it didn't work.

And for the record, the first time I mentioned troll, I said you were trolling (I didn't call you a troll). I out and out said I assumed you were not unintelligent and were doing this on purpose. I still think that. Though it was not my intention to call you a troll when I gave the definition, I'll give you that one because I was careless and typed "you are a troll", instead of "you are trolling". I do stand by that, because by simply making the statement you did, multiple times, you were only asking to incite people, you weren't making an argument.
post #142 of 151
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Originally Posted by Mooso View Post

...by simply making the statement you did, multiple times, you were only asking to incite people, you weren't making an argument.

Opinion (plural opinions)

A thought that a person has formed about a topic or issue.


My opinion is that I find it ludicrous that there are reported issues even with Apple's own routers. I do not need to make an argument about it. I am simply stating my opinion, coupled with my personal experience which leads me to hypothesize that Apple's QC has gone downhill in the past few years.

Anyways I'm done responding to you. From what I've gleaned about your persona from your posts I'm sure you'll need to get the last word in, so have at 'er.
post #143 of 151
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Originally Posted by pondosinatra View Post

Opinion (plural opinions)

A thought that a person has formed about a topic or issue.


My opinion is that I find it ludicrous that there are reported issues even with Apple's own routers. I do not need to make an argument about it. I am simply stating my opinion, coupled with my personal experience which leads me to hypothesize that Apple's QC has gone downhill in the past few years.

Anyways I'm done responding to you. From what I've gleaned about your persona from your posts I'm sure you'll need to get the last word in, so have at 'er.

Thanks
post #144 of 151
This is my first Apple product and I have to admit that I'm very frustrated. I get a signal, then I don't. I've spent so much time trying to fix this. I'm concerned about scratching the screen too. Maybe I should have gotten a netbook that I can close?

This is starting to remind me of my last computer purchase, a Vista machine...
post #145 of 151
I had problems connecting to my FIOS router, to the point where I had to remove wep security in order to get it to connect, and set up new.

It definitely has weak range, which very well may be fixed via firmware update, as it has been previously with iPhones.

Other than that no speed or connection issues. Connects to a mywi device with no problems, and is very very fast.
post #146 of 151
this is why you don't buy products on launch day..
post #147 of 151
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Originally Posted by Mooso View Post

Thanks

You're welcome.
post #148 of 151
Apple has posted a support page for iPad WiFi issues...

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3304
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post #149 of 151
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

Apple has posted a support page for iPad WiFi issues...
http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3304

That's fine if you're the network administrator or it's something you have at home. Not something you can necessarily as the Cafe or Airport Lounge to do is it?

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post #150 of 151
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Apple has posted a support page for iPad WiFi issues...
http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3304

A support page, yes. An update, or a solution? No.

What's their retort for what they call "3rd party routers" that aren't dual band at all?

Plenty of normally functioning routers with no issues that the iPad should have no problem connecting to. I hate when they pawn off their issues on other equipment as if that's actually the problem. This is what they say now, but within a week there will be a 3.2.1 to fix this issue.

As I was typing this, my ipad dropped off my network and forced me to manually reconnect. I'm sitting next to the router as well.
post #151 of 151
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Originally Posted by pmz View Post

A support page, yes. An update, or a solution? No.

What's their retort for what they call "3rd party routers" that aren't dual band at all?

Plenty of normally functioning routers with no issues that the iPad should have no problem connecting to. I hate when they pawn off their issues on other equipment as if that's actually the problem. This is what they say now, but within a week there will be a 3.2.1 to fix this issue.

As I was typing this, my ipad dropped off my network and forced me to manually reconnect. I'm sitting next to the router as well.

What are you expecting? It just went on sale on Saturday and has reportedly sold 1/2 million units, with an official statement of 300k from Apple. There will be issues, and the nature of WiFi would suggest that many of these issues will be from WiFi.

I've had no problem with any Mac product but I've helped people with WiFi problems for years across all types of devices running different OSes. There are so many possibilities to simply expect an instant fix for everyone. Could be HW, could be OS, could be driver, could be user error, could be design, could be interference, but likely a combination of several of those things.

Just because Apple's PR team calls it magic doesn't mean we should expect miracles.

PS: When the next update comes I guarantee we'll get a rush of posts saying how WiFi doesn't work.
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