WIFI signal is very weak but strong right next to router i have a iPad 2 wifi 16gb model. The wifi is very weak, 1 bar, but if i move it right next to the router then i get 4 bar, if i move it just 10 cm away from router then its 1bar again.Apr 05, 2010 Computers iPad: Weak or fluctuating WiFi signals. One of the most prominent iPad problems so far is with the WiFi connection where the signal strength will be weak or will fluctuate, and result in either notably slow downloads, or relatively slow downloads in comparison to other devices on the same netw weak wifi ipad 3
Also, you will want to make sure it is the WiFi signal that is the problem. . If it is only your iPad acting slow, it could be another issue. If you have a laptop or smartphone, you can use it to see if you have the same problems you are experiencing on your iPad.
The new iPad is surrounded by several issues and criticism. A controversy is brewing. And out of all the discovered problems, the weak WiFi reception problem is the most annoying. It is even more serious than the battery overheating issue. Apple has sold million of third generation iPad units and Apr 06, 2010 I have also noticed very weak wifi signal in my 16GB iPad. Even when standing in front of the wlan router the signal fluctuates from strong to very weak. The router has very strong signals as every other computer here has full signal strength, even 2030 meters from the route[r.weak wifi ipad 3 Some of the new iPad users are facing weak reception of WiFi signals, although mostly dont face the problem at all. The weak signals sometimes cause slow internet speed. Many blogs are saying this is a kind of software issue and may be resolved with a software update.
Unequal WIFI transmission power between WIFI access point and iPad can cause the iPad to register the incoming signal (3 bar in the left upper corner) but it's own WIFI signal can be too weak to reach the WIFI access point. A powerful WIFI access point can reach far, but the iPad can't cover the same distance back with it's limited WIFI weak wifi ipad 3 Mar 21, 2012 A new iPad, connecting side by side with an iPad 2 on the same wifi network (unless within 10 feet of the access point) results in speeds that are 50 or less and drops by a factor of ten the farther you get from the access point. Apr 16, 2012 I wonder if those with wifi problems are using a wireless N connection, & whether the new iPad has poor wireless BG performance? (Net syncs at about 12mbps). Over wireless N (iPad 3), I get speed test results of. Over wireless BG (iPhone 3GS), I get. Seems ok, but maybe some iPad results over BG might shed Launch the iPad's Settings app and tap WiFi in the leftside panel to locate your WiFi network. The network you are using is listed at the top of the screen with a check mark next to it. If no network is listed, you are not connected to a WiFi network. If the wrong WiFi network is listed, that could explain the problem you are having with the WiFi.