Apple iPad owners report Wi-Fi connection issues

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  • Reply 81 of 164
    rob55rob55 Posts: 1,291member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by pondosinatra View Post


    Apparently you haven't had enough coffee today......they presumably tested it with their Airport Extreme base stations, and yet some people having problems are using those presumably tested routers.



    Are you kidding, I haven't had any coffee in weeks. But seriously, I've got a friend who has an iPad and an Airport Extreme base station and his setup works fine. There's just to little info so far to make any determinations. Perhaps the reality distortion field is having and effect on the WiFi signals in those instances.
  • Reply 82 of 164
    bartfatbartfat Posts: 434member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    I'm sure it exists. WiFi issues exist with all products. From this limited information it sounds like a driver or OS issue, not HW. I'd curious about the 3G version with the plastic stripe. I stated last week that I would expect a little better WiFI with that model.



    Damn, beaten to it. I was about to say something similar, thinking that the all-aluminum iPad would have worse signal reception than the 3G iPad with that plastic strip.
  • Reply 83 of 164
    finetunesfinetunes Posts: 2,065member
    It appears that not all of the people are having the problem but enough are to lead one to suspect that some of the iPads could have problems with their Wi-Fi units. Does any one have any knowledge whether the iPad's Wi-Fi unit and components were all from the same supplier/manufacturer? If there are different suppliers, then Apple needs to determine which of the supplier's units that are causing the problem. We know that Apple's screen manufacturer had problems delivering the quota that Apple needed to get the iPad out on schedule. If there was only one manufacturer using the same components then there could be something in the way it was put together.



    Also curious whether the problems are with only with the 16 or 32 or 63 GB models or is random across the spectrum? To be sure those having problems should be talking to Apple and let us know what's up.
  • Reply 84 of 164
    rob55rob55 Posts: 1,291member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FineTunes View Post


    We know that Apple's screen manufacturer had problems delivering the quota that Apple needed to get the iPad out on schedule.



    I wasn't aware that this was ever confirmed.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FineTunes View Post


    Also curious whether the problems are with only with the 16 or 32 or 63 GB models or is random across the spectrum? To be sure those having problems should be talking to Apple and let us know what's up.



    Cool, a 63 GB model. JK
  • Reply 85 of 164
    avidfcpavidfcp Posts: 381member
    By the way, is it true or bot that a jail broken phone with 3G fooler that makes 3G think it's wifi or with teethering, that you could, in theory, connect a wifi ipad via you iPhone?

    Thanks.
  • Reply 86 of 164
    finetunesfinetunes Posts: 2,065member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rob55 View Post


    I wasn't aware that this was ever confirmed.



    Delays Cause Apple to Switch iPad Touch-Panel Orders@



    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...to_wintek.html



    Samsung $240M Deal@



    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles..._displays.html





    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rob55 View Post


    Cool, a 63 GB model. JK



    Dropped 1GB somewhere on the floor.
  • Reply 87 of 164
    finetunesfinetunes Posts: 2,065member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bartfat View Post


    Damn, beaten to it. I was about to say something similar, thinking that the all-aluminum iPad would have worse signal reception than the 3G iPad with that plastic strip.



    Can we have a volunteer to test out this hypothesis--Dremel tool please and a plastic strip



    If it were a design flaw such as this, you'd expect that most all of the iPads would be having the problem.
  • Reply 88 of 164
    rob55rob55 Posts: 1,291member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FineTunes View Post


    Delays Cause Apple to Switch iPad Touch-Panel Orders@



    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...to_wintek.html



    Samsung $240M Deal@



    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles..._displays.html



    Not quite the confirmation I was thinking. I saw these articles as well and they didn't seem quite definitive enough (not that we would get anything more definitive than this).
  • Reply 89 of 164
    satcomersatcomer Posts: 130member
    I bet of these "problems" are networks with MAC address protection on them. The internet is always full of people that no idea about basic networking, wireless or wired. When you ask them about what security and frequency they are running, they have no idea.
  • Reply 90 of 164
    Hmmmm... it seems HP has responded with a new video (showing what some might be missing):



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeDalRBjyJo
  • Reply 91 of 164
    I've had some wifi rreeptions issues too, nothing to bad, but if i couldn't tether it to my iPhone it would be a problem.
  • Reply 92 of 164
    cavallocavallo Posts: 57member
    I've had zero wifi problems with mine so far.
  • Reply 93 of 164
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,755member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    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.



    There's a "no DUH" moment if I saw one. I have had no issues with my dual band extreme, an old g only UFO base station and about five other wifi networks in various other public places like restaurants.



    Also until reading the iFixit article I didn't realize the apple logo was plastic and where the wifi antennas are. I wonder how many have cases on their ipad thad have metal near the apple logo...
  • Reply 94 of 164
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,755member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Josh.B. View Post


    Do you believe that the problem is nonexistent, or that it is restricted to certain iPads, with others (like yours) working properly?



    I believe that wireless is a pretty complicated technology with numerous factors that can affect it and that without a lot more detail than "my wifi cuts out" speculation about the root cause and whether it's a systemic design issue, user error or something in between is pretty fruitless.



    Having said that it won't stop such speculation, nor the inevitable apple is stupid/apple is doomed comments. It's the way of the Internet



    Hmm - no obvious way to get a copyright symbol on the virtual keyboard. I did discover some other interesting symbols as I held various keys down while looking.
  • Reply 95 of 164
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,755member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by pondosinatra View Post


    Good to see they've released yet another product without doing adequate testing...



    There is never "adequate testing" when users are involved. The technology is way complex with thousands of permutations.



    Not that I'm calling anyone a fool, but it is best exemplified by the old saying "the problem with making things foolproof is fools are so darned ingenious!"
  • Reply 96 of 164
    finetunesfinetunes Posts: 2,065member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rob55 View Post


    Not quite the confirmation I was thinking. I saw these articles as well and they didn't seem quite definitive enough (not that we would get anything more definitive than this).



    Try DigiTimes @ http://www.digitimes.com/tag/tpk_tou...s/0016201.html



    Not a paid subscriber so good luck.
  • Reply 97 of 164
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,755member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by fishbert View Post


    I noticed the demo iPad in my local Apple Store would drop to 1 bar of wifi signal frequently.



    Hmm - I wonder if some units could have something as simple as the antenna wire for the wifi off or loose. It's been seen as an issue with the bluetooth module in some Mac Pro's and antennas have been hooked up wrong in the dual band airport extremes (excellent article about that on smallnetbuilder.com)



    I guess the bottom line is such performance is not normal so make an appointment and take it in!
  • Reply 98 of 164
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,755member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by greg30127 View Post


    I don't suggest they open every box. I'm saying if there is a design flaw in this device that causes it to not work as well as it could/should, then the device functionality/design should have been tested before it was produced, boxed, and shipped to stores



    Isn't it a little premature (day three for crying out loud!) to be going down the "design flaw" path? Too many (myself included) have had NO issues for it to be a systemic design flaw.



    Quote:

    smart-ass.



    Indeed
  • Reply 99 of 164
    cu10cu10 Posts: 294member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by allblue View Post


    Sheesh! Reading some of the comments here! As far as I'm concerned it's a minor miracle that any of these things work at all....



    Agreed, good post. Besides, it'd be something else if the glitches were known defects that the mfg. tries to hide.
  • Reply 100 of 164
    justflybobjustflybob Posts: 1,337member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by greg30127 View Post


    smart-ass.



    Yeah. Well, solipsism is rather smart.



    But the second part? That's all you.
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