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Jeff Campbell
04-05-2010, 05:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.businessinsider.com/ipad-struggling-to-pick-up-a-strong-wifi-signal-2010-4?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+typepad/alleyinsider/silicon_alley_insider+(Silicon+Alley+Insider)' target='_blank'>http://www.businessinsider.com/ipad...+Alley+Insider)</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Mike Arrington at TechCrunch has picked up on one potentially serious flaw with the iPad. Some users are having real trouble picking up WiFi signals and/or are getting worse reception with the iPad than with comparable devices."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1264960943.usr105634.jpg" /></p><p>The TechCrunch article <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/05/trouble-in-paradise-ipad-users-complain-of-wifi-issues/" target="_blank">is here</a>, and it lists several users as having some problems connecting. Apple also has a <a href="http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2387493&amp;start=0&amp;tstart=0" target="_blank">discussion thread</a> about the same problems. I've been lucky I guess, or just haven't used mine enough to discover I have a problem, but its working flawlessly on Wi-Fi.&nbsp;</p>

04-06-2010, 02:33 AM
Mine isn't notifying me of new networks. I have to manually tell it to connect to the new network. Irritating

Sven Johannsen
04-06-2010, 04:41 AM
Sitting in one spot yesterday, it seemed like the network strength indicator showed variations. I had times when it appeared downloads were stalling. I have two access points in the house and was sort of between them, and switched back and forth. The variations appeared on both.

I've used systems before that adjust their WiFi to get decent throughput but lower power for battery life. I've had systems that did that and didn't do it well. Don't know if something like this might be happening.

Vincent Ferrari
04-06-2010, 02:29 PM
No issues here. Honestly, I'm surprised at how bug free the new OS is.

Of course, that doesn't include the apps, which are a whole other story when it comes to bugginess ;-)

Sven Johannsen
04-07-2010, 04:04 AM
Well, it does appear there are enough complaints that Apple is taking notice http://discussions.info.apple.com/ann.jspa?annID=888

Some of those are just generic WiFi how-to or how-not-to but one addresses a specific issue "iPad: Does not automatically rejoin known Wi-Fi networks"

I haven't noticed that issue, and I well could, as I have multiple networks in the house, though named differently and with the same security. I have experienced fading. (when nothing else seems to) That thread is quite lengthy.

Vincent Ferrari
04-07-2010, 04:08 AM
Interestingly enough a friend of mine is having the issue with his. Basically all the stuff others are describing. Needless to say he's not pleased. :rolleyes: