wifi keeps dropping

Apple Ipad 16gb tablet
August 26, 2010 at 10:39:09
Specs: Macintosh
Jan
Jun 25, 11:13 am

At least two or more times during a "session" I lose my wifi connection. Is there something that can be done to stay connected!

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#1
August 26, 2010 at 10:41:34
Lloyd Parsons
Jun 25, 12:54 pm

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<150038126299171489.819709jangro-pacbell....@news.giganews.com>,

Jan <jan...@pacbell.net> wrote:
> At least two or more times during a "session" I lose my wifi connection. Is there something that can be done to stay connected!

You need to figure out under what circumstances you lose the connection and go from there.

In my home, I use 802.11n 5Ghz with no issues at all.

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Tom
Jun 25, 1:37 pm

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Paul
Jun 25, 3:44 pm

And turn the backlight UP, and switch off the auto adjust.

Paul

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#2
August 26, 2010 at 10:43:23
Jolly Roger
Jun 25, 4:25 pm

In article <mG7Vn.22860$cJ6.3932@hurricane>,
"Paul" <NOS...@NOSPAMreyrolle.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> And turn the backlight UP, and switch off the auto adjust.

> Paul

What the heck are you talking about?

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Jan
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Jun 26, 12:16 am

Thanks. I'll give it a shot.

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Lynn
Jun 27, 6:28 am

I am presuming that the security setting is on the iPad but I can't find them?

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#3
August 26, 2010 at 10:46:03
Lynn
Jun 27, 6:08 pm

Michelle Steiner <miche...@michelle.org> wrote:
> In article
> <1188713348299327248.236331lynn.williamson-FOREVERREDbtinternet....@news.et
> ernal-september.org>,
> Lynn <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> wrote:

>> I am presuming that the security setting is on the iPad but I can't
> > find
>> them?

> No, it's on the router.

Thanks for that. I have that setting on router. I find that my wireless reception sometimes fluctuates on the iPad in as much sometimes I have 4 bars and sometimes 1 bar in one room.


Fred McKenzie
Jun 27, 11:49 pm

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<1892684899299369046.696948lynn.williamson-FOREVERREDbtinternet.com@news
.eternal-september.org>,
Lynn <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> wrote:
> I find that my wireless
> reception sometimes fluctuates on the iPad in as much sometimes I have 4
> bars and sometimes 1 bar in one room.

Lynn-

It can be quite difficult to pin down the problem. Perhaps there is some voodoo involved.

One reason a nearby signal might appear weak, is called "multi-path". A direct signal combines with a reflected signal resulting in partial cancellation. Moving the iPad a few inches may be helpful.

A problem with 802.11b or g might be interference from another nearby WiFi base station operating on the same or adjacent channel. Using a "stumbler" program, you may find several other WiFi systems in your area. It may help if you change your router's WiFi channel at least two numbers away from any other.

Fred

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August 26, 2010 at 10:47:42

Tom
Jun 28, 5:47 am

"Fred McKenzie" <fm...@aol.com> wrote in message

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When on wifi there are no bars just says ipad and a dot with 2 small arc above it when on 3g it shows 4 bars followed by AT&T and the same dot with 2 small arcs above it.


Mr. Strat
Jun 28, 9:14 am

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<1892684899299369046.696948lynn.williamson-FOREVERREDbtinternet.com@news.
eternal-september.org>, Lynn <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com>
wrote:

> Thanks for that. I have that setting on router. I find that my wireless reception sometimes fluctuates on the iPad in as much sometimes I have 4 bars and sometimes 1 bar in one room.

My experience has been that Wi-Fi reception on the iPad is terrible. It's going to take a fix from Apple to correct it.

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#5
August 26, 2010 at 10:50:11
Paul
Jun 28, 6:23 pm

"Jolly Roger" <jollyro...@pobox.com> wrote in message

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> In article <mG7Vn.22860$cJ6.3932@hurricane>,
> "Paul" <NOS...@NOSPAMreyrolle.demon.co.uk> wrote:

>> And turn the backlight UP, and switch off the auto adjust.

>> Paul

> What the heck are you talking about?

See http://support.apple.com/kb/ts3304


Alan Browne
Jun 29, 8:00 pm

On 10-06-25 20:03 , Hans Altmeyer wrote:

> Am 25.06.10 21:44, schrieb Paul:
>> And turn the backlight UP, and switch off the auto adjust.

> This prevents wifi from dropping? Is it voodoo or are there any rational reasons?


Could be interference at low brightness according to the pulse rate to the LED BL's resulting in power level fluctuations that the WiFi chip isn't happy with. At brighter levels the pulse rate is higher (or pulse duty cycle longer "on") and the power to the WiFi "smoother".

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#6
August 26, 2010 at 10:51:47
Alan Browne
Jun 29, 8:03 pm

On 10-06-28 9:14 , Mr. Strat wrote:

> In article
> <1892684899299369046.696948lynn.williamson-FOREVERREDbtinternet.com@news.
> eternal-september.org>, Lynn<lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com>
> wrote:

>> Thanks for that. I have that setting on router. I find that my wireless reception sometimes fluctuates on the iPad in as much sometimes I have 4 bars and sometimes 1 bar in one room.

> My experience has been that Wi-Fi reception on the iPad is terrible. It's going to take a fix from Apple to correct it.

Could be similar to the reported iPhone 4 "left hand" issue. Depending on how the iPhone 4 is held, how sweaty the hand is, reception can be quite spotty. A s/w fix is in the works and possibly adding a sticker or "bump" pad in the right spot resolves the issue. While aluminum bodies are cool, they are not transparent to RF ... re-orienting wrt the base station may help as well.

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