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Tips to Correct iPad Wi-Fi Connection Problems

The Wi-Fi version of the iPad continues to experience connectivity issues.  The problems experienced most often by owners appear to be the following:
1. Failure to rejoin a known network when waking from sleep mode,
2. Weak signal total lack of signal despite being within close proximity to router, and
3. Disrupted streaming video even when Wi-Fi signal is strong and other iPad applications are working without issue.

Initially Apple failed to acknowledge the issue, but that changed recently with Apple admitting there is a Wi-Fi connection issue with “a very small number of iPad users have experienced issues with Wi-Fi connectivity.”  The company goes on to say, “Apple will address [this] with a future iPad software update.”  Until Apple updates their software to address Wi-Fi connection issues, here are options of how to correct the problem on your own.

Update Router’s Firmware
Ensure that you have the latest version of the firmware for your router installed so that it is operating at full capability prior to connecting your iPad to a home network.

Adjust Screen Brightness
Not a joke.  Seriously.  For some iPad owners, increasing screen brightness prevents the failure to reconnect after waking from sleep. According to Apple, “If brightness is at lowest level, increase it by moving the slider to the right and set auto brightness to off.”

Program Router To Operate Only On One 802.11 Standard
Set your router to operate solely on the greatest standard available, most routers can now operate on 802.11n, but a, b, and g, doing the same with the wireless devices on your network. The Wi-Fi iPad arrives with support for 802.11n, so if possible, set your router to match that standard.

Give Your Networks a Different Name
This one comes straight from Apple, “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.”  Odd, but it may work for you.

Modify Router Security Encryption
If you have either WPA/WPA2 encryption or WEP currently deployed in your home network, switch to an alternative encryption setting which may correct your connection issues.

Hope it helps : )

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