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Jackjr1
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5/26/2012 | 9:27:07 PM
re: Apple Investigating New iPad Wi-Fi Problem
I remember having this issue; it was really annoying being forced to use the new iPad, only in the same room as my wifi router because of the poor range.I spent quite a bit of time researching, for a solution, with no luck. All of the methods I found didn't work for me.I did a bunch of research came across WIRED magazine and found a extensive and detailed review of Pong Research cases. These guys make a very special case which has a built-in antenna in between its layers, which redirects and boost the signal and range of your new iPad, iPhone and other devices. This solved my new iPad 3 wifi issues and now as a result, I'm able to connect to my router from further distance without a problem at all.
EVVJSK
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4/6/2012 | 7:03:12 PM
re: Apple Investigating New iPad Wi-Fi Problem
It would be interesting to know, during testing, how many Wifi only devices were tested versus Wifi/3G devices. I know for some that Wifi only is passe, but some of us watch our pennies. Maybe nobody wanted to test the Wifi only device so it didn't get as thorough of a vetting. These issues (original iPhone and now possibly Wifi issues) point how how Radio Frequency problems can creep into a digital electronics world were communications from point A to point B are assumed to be "a given". Sounds like Apple is proactively trying to confirm/isolate the problems by getting the reported devices back. This is a good thing.
Andrew Hornback
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4/5/2012 | 5:53:14 PM
re: Apple Investigating New iPad Wi-Fi Problem
When you have to keep putting new (and better?) products out every year... I'm guessing that more time goes into the design to differentiate this year's device from the last and less time goes into actual testing and quality control.

With regards to the WiFI-only version vs. the WiFi/LTE version and connectivity - the term Faraday cage comes to mind.

Andrew Hornback
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