April 7, 2010

Apple Confirms iPad Wi-Fi Issues

Are you having trouble staying connected to the internet, with your brand new iPad? Apparently you're not alone.

Only days after the Apple behemoth released their super-trendy tablet (or clunky oversized ipod depending on whom you ask), so many complaints have come in about the Wi-Fi not working, that Apple has already had to put out an official release that confirms wi-fi issues.

Some iPad early adopters say they can't reconnect after their iPad is on sleep mode, others say it only picks up the signal if it is very close to the wireless router, which is just weird.

Apple's statement on its website acknowledges: "Under certain conditions, iPad may not automatically rejoin a known Wi-Fi network after restart or waking from sleep. This can occur with some third-party Wi-Fi routers that are dual-band capable when: * Using the same network name for each network * Using different security settings for each network"

Users report this doesn't really cover all the problems they're having, but hopefully Apple will keep fixing issues as they come up. Or maybe the iPad wil be a spectacular failure. I'd like that outcome.

Apple Confirms iPad Wi-Fi Issues

If you feel like your brand-new iPad isn't working with wireless networks the way you think it should, the problem may not be in your head. Apple's support forums contain a number of comments from frustrated users who are experiencing problems while trying to set up their Wi-Fi connections. And Apple itself has posted a support note and FAQ on Wi-Fi and the iPad.

Apple Confirms iPad Wi-Fi Issues

Posted at April 7, 2010 6:22 AM