iPad Wi-Fi Issues

iPad Help, Tips & Tricks
// April 6, 2010

It’s been less than a week since the iPad was released and lots of ipad users are reporting trouble with their Wi-Fi connection.

Apple has acknowledged that iPad users are having problems connecting to Wi-Fi networks with their devices. The problems could be with the configuration of the router. Here is what Apple is suggesting in a support note they posted.


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

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.

One thought on “iPad Wi-Fi Issues

  1. Jack Dougall says:

    I want to connect my iPad Pro to my printer, how do I do that? My printer is an H.P. 3050A ALL-IN-ONE J611 Series.

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