iPad wifi issues: to be fixed in iOS4?

I am having persistent, irritating problems with Wifi/WLAN of Apple products in our university wireless network. Both iPad and iPhone are having trouble to connect to our local base station (all other wifi-enabled devices work with it just fine, the signal is strong, etc.) Searching around, I can see others experiencing similar issues, plus troubles of their own, hoping Apple would issue a wifi driver firmware update. I am not totally sure about this, but I think my iPhone has been having much less wifi issues after the latest iOS update (4.1) — so maybe we just need to wait until iOS4 arrives to iPad, too, until the wifi gets fixed? Some links from here: http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/05/apple-offers-possible-solutions-for-ipad-wi-fi-problems.ars?comments=1#comments-bar

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the University of Tampere, Finland.

3 thoughts on “iPad wifi issues: to be fixed in iOS4?”

    1. The weird thing is, both iPad and iPhone get online through wifi at my home without any serious problems. Must be that the router/firmware or something our university uses is incompatible with the Apple wifi stack?

  1. I have now experimented more with iPad in various wifi/wlan networks, and sadly it appears that it is more common that it does not work than the opposite. Today, experimenting in three cafés, I only managed to get coffeine poisoning, but no working wifi link, even while several were available. Houston Cupertino, we have a problem here.

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