Wi-Fi Network Trouble with iPad 2

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For some reason I have some problems connecting my iPad 2 to certain Wi-Fi networks and I can’t figure out why. It seems to work fine with my WPA2 wireless network at home and some public networks but it has problems connecting to services like GoGo Inflight Internet or even to a Verizon Mobile Hotspot phone.

[easyazon-image-link asin=”B0047DVWZS” alt=”Apple iPad 2 MC916LL/A Tablet (64GB, Wifi, Black) NEWEST MODEL” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31gwzv%2ByXXL._SL160_.jpg” align=”left” width=”160″ height=”160″]What happens is the iPad 2 shows the Wireless network and seems to join it, but it only pulls down an IP and Subnet, it doesn’t show a router IP, DNS or any other information. It doesn’t let you open any browser as it just says your iPad isn’t connected to a network. I tried forgetting the network and re-joining, renewing the lease, and even tried fiddling with the http proxy by switching to manual or auto.

So basically I can’t figure out why the iPad 2 doesn’t work with some WiFi networks, has anyone else run into this issue or know a work around? Is there some limitation on the types of Wi-Fi networks or encryptions that have to be used for the iPad 2 to connect to them?

The odd thing is my wife was able to connect her iPod touch to a wi-fi network and my own iPad 2 couldn’t join to the same Wi-Fi network, nor could her iPad 2 so it isn’t just a simple issue with my own device.

I will have to do some more research and see if this is a common issue or there is something at else I have to do here that I am missing.

-Justin Germino

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Updated: July 14, 2011 — 3:44 am