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Does Wi-Fi Work on Your iPad [iPad1]?

By April 6, 2010

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Apple Within a day of its launch, reports of users having trouble with Wi-Fi on their Apple iPad began flooding in. According to Apple technical support, this issue is specific to dual band wireless environments. Symptoms include
  • failing to connect to the Wi-Fi access point
  • weak wireless signal strength when connected, and/or
  • unexpected dropped connections
I run a dual-band setup and haven't noticed any issues so far personally, but experiences seem to vary. Have you?

I've also seen some questionable advice (i.e., trial and error guesswork approaches) appearing online for how to cope with Wi-Fi problems on the iPad if you do run into them. There's nothing wrong with careful experiments, and some people find tinkering with their network fun, but remember that you run the risk of taking down your wireless network for all devices if trying to apply some special hack just for iPad. For this gadget, stick to official advice from Apple whenever possible.

More - iPad: Does Not Automatically Rejoin Known Wi-Fi Networks (apple.com)
See also - iPad: Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Networks and Connections (apple.com)

Apple iPad Arrives in Stores - Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
Comments
September 28, 2011 at 7:27 pm
(1) IPADwatcher says:

Does IPAD or IPAD2 support the use of the 4.9Ghz frequency for wireless ?

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