Have you been having WiFi issues with your new iPad?

Well, it’s that time now where the launch-day-craziness has died down and people have actually spent a fair bit of time with Apple’s new iPad. And, as such, reports have started to hit the web of some not-so-great aspects of the tablet. First we heard that there could be issues with overheating, and now another potential problem has arisen regarding WiFi connectivity.

According to an AppleCare support thread, many new iPad users are experiencing weak WiFi signals on their new iPads, even when other devices in the room (MacBooks, iPad 2s, etc) have full bars. One user commented:

“I am in a hotel with my laptop and new ipad3. The laptop wifi reception is as strong as it gets, but the iPad only registers a weak signal. Anyone else having similar problems? Any suggestions?”

That’s not all though. It also seems that some new iPad models are sporadically dropping WiFi connections all together.

Personally, I have noticed a slightly weaker WiFi signal on my new iPad. And, once while I was browsing the web, the WiFi completely cut out. Matt has also had similar issues.What about you guys? Has your WiFi been as good as it should be? Let me know in the comments below or on twitter.


Via: Gizmodo

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  • DerekFisher

    I was very happy when I got my hands on the new iPad. I didn’t notice this at first, but when I took the tablet into my backyard, and my iPhone was able to pick up my router signal without a hassle; the iPad didn’t pick up the network at all. This became a nightmare for me. The worst part was no matter where I looked, I always found the same step by step guide to reset the network configuration, which worked only for the older models that don’t recognize your home network at all. I did a bunch of research came across WIRED magazine and found a extensive and detailed review of <a href=”http://www.pongresearch.com”>Pong Research</a> cases. These guys make a very special case which has a built-in antenna in between its layers, which redirects and boost the signal and range of your new iPad, iPhone and other devices. As a result, I’m able to connect to my router from much further without a problem.