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Now that the iPad has been on sale for a few days, the real problems are coming out. Technical glitches and failures are hampering Apple's new device.

It seems a small percentage of the devices are having trouble holding a wi-fi connection.

A thread on the Apple support page about weak wi-fi generated hundreds of responses and suggested fixes, but some users had already decided to give up.

"My iPad (4 inches from Motorola router) keeps logging out of my network and then re-asking for my password. Very annoying and this doesn't happen with [Mac Book Pro] or iPhone. Taking it back. Apple products are supposed to be a little less trouble than this. See no need to change my router's settings. I see a definite need to change my decision to purchase."

Many users suggested rebooting their router or using different settings, but technology blog ReadWriteWeb tried that.

"Neither of those workarounds resolved the issue in my tests. Unfortunately, adjusting router settings isn't something everyday, mainstream users would think to do. Many of them buy Apple products because they're marketed as devices that 'just work.'"

The problem isn't affecting everyone. A review for TheStreet.com says their iPad worked just fine.

"No, we had no problems hooking up with wi-fi in our office for example. It seeks out networks just like any computer would and it displays which networks are available. so logging into it is just like if you were using a tablet computer."


The team at Consumer Reports didn't notice any wi-fi issues either. They like the device despite experiencing the other major complaint now surfacing -- charging.

"We tried charging these on your typical computers, whether they were macs or PCs it was a bit hit or miss, Apple actually says it's meant to be charged on their ac adapters and that's it. It means when you're reading it or syncing it, it will not be charging on your computer, which is more typical of just about every other device out there."

 

Writer: Newsy Staff

Producer: Newsy Staff

iPad's Problems

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Apr 6, 2010

iPad's Problems

(Thumbnail Image: Apple)

 

Now that the iPad has been on sale for a few days, the real problems are coming out. Technical glitches and failures are hampering Apple's new device.

It seems a small percentage of the devices are having trouble holding a wi-fi connection.

A thread on the Apple support page about weak wi-fi generated hundreds of responses and suggested fixes, but some users had already decided to give up.

"My iPad (4 inches from Motorola router) keeps logging out of my network and then re-asking for my password. Very annoying and this doesn't happen with [Mac Book Pro] or iPhone. Taking it back. Apple products are supposed to be a little less trouble than this. See no need to change my router's settings. I see a definite need to change my decision to purchase."

Many users suggested rebooting their router or using different settings, but technology blog ReadWriteWeb tried that.

"Neither of those workarounds resolved the issue in my tests. Unfortunately, adjusting router settings isn't something everyday, mainstream users would think to do. Many of them buy Apple products because they're marketed as devices that 'just work.'"

The problem isn't affecting everyone. A review for TheStreet.com says their iPad worked just fine.

"No, we had no problems hooking up with wi-fi in our office for example. It seeks out networks just like any computer would and it displays which networks are available. so logging into it is just like if you were using a tablet computer."


The team at Consumer Reports didn't notice any wi-fi issues either. They like the device despite experiencing the other major complaint now surfacing -- charging.

"We tried charging these on your typical computers, whether they were macs or PCs it was a bit hit or miss, Apple actually says it's meant to be charged on their ac adapters and that's it. It means when you're reading it or syncing it, it will not be charging on your computer, which is more typical of just about every other device out there."

 

Writer: Newsy Staff

Producer: Newsy Staff

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