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Omer Mushahwar, Computer Hardware Engineer
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Experience:  I work with Mac Computers and Servers on a daily basis
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Hi, I just got a new iPad for a gift and am having problems

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Hi, I just got a new iPad for a gift and am having problems with WiFi signal dropping off in a room where our MacBook shows maximum signal. My I phone cuts out as well but at least maintains full signal strength if I turn off and on. Sounds like an antennae problem with iPad...any fixes yet?
Sara Rupp
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Omer Mushahwar replied 6 years ago.

Hi I am one of the experts here at just


I have a couple questions


1) Is the Ipad in a dock when this happens?

2) Are you playing any games on it when this happens?

3) Does it happen while you are surfing the internet?

4) Does this seem to happen after the ipad has gone into sleep mode?

Edited by Omer Mushahwar on 7/1/2010 at 2:03 PM EST
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No , not in dock.
No, not playing games.
Yes, happens when surfing but signal drops in room without surfing.
No not when in sleep mode.
Expert:  Omer Mushahwar replied 6 years ago.

One question about your Router is it a dual band in otherwords does it put out two wireless networks?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
One wireless network but supplies two computers.
Expert:  Omer Mushahwar replied 6 years ago.



Now unfortunately there is a known issue with a number of Ipad having this problem of dropping signal. Apple has said they will be issuing a software update that will fix this however they have not supplied a release date for this update yet.


If you recently purchased this Ipad you may want to try swapping it for another one at your local Apple store, or take it to the genius bar in the store where they repair them they maybe able to fix or replace the wireless antenna inside the device.


I wish I had a better answer for you but unfortunately you are not alone with this issue.

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