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Apple updates iPad Wi-Fi support doc, hints at firmware update

Apple has updated its support document “iPad: Issues connecting to Wi-Fi networks,” adding to the page’s list of possible solutions. The document now mentions both trying to update router firmware and using WPA or WPA2 wireless security; strangely, it also suggests adjusting the screen brightness if its set at the lowest level. Other suggestions include renewing the IP address, and turning Wi-Fi off and then back on. Notably, the document now states that “Apple will also address remaining Wi-Fi connectivity issues with a future iPad software update,” although no timetable is given for the update’s release. [via Mac Rumors]

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1

My iPad 3G hasn’t experienced any wifi issues. In fact I think it’s a great deal faster than my iPhone 3GS, course that could just be perceived or could be because I’m running my iPhone on 4.0 beta.

Posted by Chad W. on May 11, 2010 at 7:14 AM (PDT)

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I could also be because the iPad is running on 802.11n instead of 802.11g

Posted by Eric Kinnear on May 11, 2010 at 5:11 PM (PDT)

3

The only iPad-related wifi glitch I’ve experienced is the occasional dropping of connection at my home…DHCP lease is still fine, no conflicts. But it only reconnects if I turn the wifi on my iPad off and on again. Rather strange, but it only happens once every few days. *shrug*

Posted by Daniel S. on May 11, 2010 at 6:59 PM (PDT)

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