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Ultimate Geek

#148953 6-Jul-2014 18:34
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I'm not sure if this is a lan, vodafone or ipad problem so hopefully its in the right forum.

We were dropping our kids off at my parents for the holidays and when we connected the kids ipad mini's to their wireless network every device on the network could no longer access the internet, regardless of whether it was connected wirelessly or cabled.  My parents are on a vodafone connection using a vodafone supplied router and there was also a samsung phone and windows 8 laptop on the network.   The router shows it is still connected to the internet but nothing on the network can even connect to google.  As soon as I disconnect the Ipads the other devices can then access the internet without doing anything else.  I tried connecting one ipad at a time but that resulted in the same issue.

Does anyone have any ideas what might be causing this.


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Uber Geek

  #1082044 6-Jul-2014 20:11

The iPads are probally announcing over the WIFI that they are the "default gateway" of the network.  This means that when other devices try to access the internet, they think that the iPads are providing the internet instead of the router.

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  #1086682 10-Jul-2014 19:50
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Thanks, I'm assuming that's just a setting on the iPad? I don't have them in front of me at the moment but couldn't see anything on my iPhone settings?


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  #1086686 10-Jul-2014 19:53
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what speed if the internet connection?

My iPad doesn't share well AT ALL... I'm on a crummy 1Mb 'broadband' link and if the iPad is backing up to iCloud (photo's) or downloading/updating apps or Movies, the whole works locks up. :(

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  #1086697 10-Jul-2014 20:01
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They get about 7.5Mbits. The iPads were both trying to download a couple of games so maybe that is what it was.

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