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Solution to Fix iPad Wi-Fi Problem

There has been a lot of talk lately about the issues related to the iPad’s WiFi problem. Some users were complaining about the WiFi connection on iPad doing some crazy things like not letting them join hotspots, and providing weak signal strength. Apple has  acknowledged all these issues and has recommended some fixes as follows.

Symptoms

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

Resolution

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.

If the solution posted above doesn’t fix your problem, you can visit Apple’s support forum for iPad to seek more help on this issue.