5 Ways to Resolve Wi-Fi problems on iPad

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Apple made a record sales of 300,000 iPads on the very first day of its release. Soon after Apple’s technical support forum was exposed iPad was having real trouble connecting with Internet. iPad owners have flooded Apple support alleging its weak Wi-Fi connection. The connection was dropping down to one bar in a part of the house the most other devices, where iPhone, get full service.  TechCrunch, founder and editor, had added to the voice saying Count me in as someone who’s having iPad Wifi issues as well. Techcrunch had a note on the iPad Wi-Fi issue that clearly reveals the lapse. We got some simple but useful tips that could boost up your Wi-Fi.

There’s not much tips from Apple’s side, we came across some cool tips from PC Magazine to sort out the issue.

1. Change Router’s Location

Check the surroundings of your Router, see whether it is in close proximity to equipment that could be causing interference. Devices such as Microwaves, cordless phones, baby monitors, Bluetooth devices and wireless keyboards can interrupt the Wi-Fi signal.

2. Update Router’s Firmware

Prior to connecting your iPad to the home network, make sure that you have the latest version of the firmware to ensure that the router is functioning at full capacity.

3. Set the Router to Operate On One 802.11 Standard

Typically the current routers not only support 802.11n, but also a, b, and g. Make sure that your router can operate exclusively on the greatest standard available, and employ the same with the wireless devices on your network. The iPad comes with support for 802.11n, and this requires you to match the router if possible.

4. Change Your Router’s Security Encryption

In order to boost your network performance you need to experiment with the security. According to the broader opinion WPA and WPA2 encryption is more secure than WEP. However, there is no consensus  which encryption method can slow a network down more. If you have both deployed in the home network, try to change different encryption settings and ensure that it makes some difference in your connectivity. It’s also recommended that you use the same security settings across the entire network.

5. Rename Your Networks

Apple suggests that the users must rename their network. They must create separate Wi-Fi network names to identify each band. It can be done by simply adding one or a few characters to the current network name. For instance add a M to 802.11n network name.

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