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New ipad Air keeps dropping wifi connection

DealsAllTheWay 4,005 661 November 9, 2013 at 09:43 AM
Just got the brand new ipad air last week. I have an iPhone 4S, MacBook Pro connected to this network via WPA2 security on a Cisco router

No connectivity problems on iPhone and MacBook. But this new ipad air will drop the wifi connection every few minutes. This is forcing me to go into settings every time and select my network over and over.

Anyone else having these issues?

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You're holding it wrong... Wink

Seriously, I'd take it back to Apple and get a new one. Shouldn't be having problems like this.
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Have you tried rebooting it?
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Quote from cheap_bastid View Post :
You're holding it wrong... Wink

Seriously, I'd take it back to Apple and get a new one. Shouldn't be having problems like this.
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Have you tried rebooting it?
When I google this problem, lot of people are reporting it on other ipad models.

I have tried rebooting but no luck
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When I google this problem, lot of people are reporting it on other ipad models.

I have tried rebooting but no luck
I have iPad mini, iPad 4 ( have had iPad 1, 2 as well) and never had this problem.

Just because other people are reporting it doesn't mean you should put up with it.

Take it back to Apple and get one that works.
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I've had this problem with multiple Macbook Pros, with multiple routers, since basically forever. Except mine only has the problem coming out of sleep. I think it's a bug in the WPA implementation that Apple has and has never fixed. If yours is fixable, try Reset Network Settings in Settings and if that doesn't fix it, take it back to the store.
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I've had this problem with multiple Macbook Pros, with multiple routers, since basically forever. Except mine only has the problem coming out of sleep. I think it's a bug in the WPA implementation that Apple has and has never fixed. If yours is fixable, try Reset Network Settings in Settings and if that doesn't fix it, take it back to the store.
Odd, I have Macbook Air and Macbook pro, and never have had this issue either.

Perhaps it's just poor quality control on Apple's part.
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GF's older MBA used to do this a lot at my old place. Seemed to happen more often when my MBA got onto the network. I just think it's an interference thing, either neighbors 2.4Ghz or reaching the boundary of the 5 Ghz range.
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GF's older MBA used to do this a lot at my old place. Seemed to happen more often when my MBA got onto the network. I just think it's an interference thing, either neighbors 2.4Ghz or reaching the boundary of the 5 Ghz range.
but we have 2 iPhones 4s, 1 black macbook, 1 Macbook Pro on this same network and no problems with those..
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I agree, return it. This really should not be happening. YOu could test it at other locations if you think it's a locational issue but I doubt it.
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