Soon after the iPad launched earlier this month, we had heard an overwhelming number of new iPad users complain about problems that their device had with detecting Wi-Fi connections in the network. The problem, it was presumed, was because of the back casing that prevented proper signal transfer. Later that week, Apple issued a two step resolution procedure:
- 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)
Now, users who have spoken to the Apple support team have reported additional resolution suggestions offered. Here are a few
- Turn off Wi-Fi, turn off the device and reboot.
- There are increased likelihoods of problems being noted on secure networks. If you have a secure network, try working on open networks like from McDonald’s.
- Confirm if other devices work properly from the location. If so, then try a system restore. Apple Support apparently claims that 30%-40% of Wi-Fi issues are resolved by this step.