iPad WiFi Woes – and a Possible Fix

by Guest on April 8, 2010

You’ve got your brand new, shiny iPad.

You’re settled into your comfy chair, and you’re ready to surf the web.

You fire up safari, and ….

No connection

Apparently there’s a bit of an issue with the newest must-have product from the Apple team.  The WiFi doesn’t like to remember previously authorized networks when it returns from a hibernate or sleep state.  Apple has acknowledged the problem, and suggests that you can try the following steps to get back online so you can check out the latest goodness on www.thetelecomblog.com.

Before you start, check to make sure that your router has the most recent firmware.

Once you’ve confirmed the router firmware is updated:

Step 1: Create a unique name for each of your WiFi networks.  Apple suggests that you add a G or an N after the name to make it clear which network is which.

Step 2:Make sure each network is using the same type of security (WPA, WPSK, WEP, etc)

If this doesn’t solve your connectivity problem, you might want to reset your network settings on your iPad: Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

Luckily, the newest firmware for the iPad is going to be announced today, so this problem will likely disappear in the coming weeks. Until then, hopefully the above information will help you spend more time enjoying your iPad, and less time trying to get it to connect to the net.

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{ 1 comment }

Spencer Newman May 28, 2010 at 10:33 am

This problem has been determined to be a bug in Safari.

Go to Settings
Safari
Turn off the AutoFill Option.
Close Settings
Reopen Settings
Connect to the network
That should do it.

This will be fixed in a future update.

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