While we didn’t experience any troubles when we tested the iPad’s Wi-Fi, some owners are having difficulties connecting and reconnecting to wireless networks. Apple confirmed that it’s aware of the issues and posted some suggestions on how to fix them:
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
If you encounter this issue, try the following:
- 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.)
- Ensure that both networks use the same security type (WEP, WPA, WPA2, and so on)
- If the issue persists, reset your network settings using Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
Note: Always ensure that your Wi-Fi router firmware is up to date.
I’ve attempted to replicate the issues described in order to try out the recommended resolutions, but have not been able to annoy my iPad into refusing to connect or reconnect to a Wi-Fi network. [Apple via Mac World]