Fix iPad Wifi Problems

If you are experiencing wireless connectivity issues with your iPad there are a few things you can do to fix this problem:

1. Update Your Router’s Firmware. Before attempting to connect an iPad to a home network, make sure that you have the latest version of the firmware to ensure that the router is functioning at full capability. Go to your router manufacturer’s webpage and check the ‘support’ section for Firmware updates.

2. Change The Router’s Location. If your router is positioned within close proximity to equipment that could be causing interference (microwaves, cordless phones, baby monitors, wireless keyboards, Bluetooth devices) try moving the router to another location to prevent interference.

3. Set Your Router To Operate On One 802.11 Standard. Most current routers support not only 802.11n, but 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g as well. Set your router to operate exclusively on the highest standard available (n=best, g=better, b=good, a=fair) and do the same with all wireless devices on your network. The iPad ships configured for 802.11n, so you should have your router match that if possible.

4. Change Your Router’s Security Encryption. Try changing to a different WPA or WPA2 encryption setting and see if that makes any difference in your connectivity. Apple also recommends that you use the same security settings across the entire network.

5. Rename Your Networks. Apple suggests that users rename their networks if they are having connection issues. “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.”

If these suggestions don’t work for you Manasota Geeks can help. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment. 941-518-3079

 
 

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