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Topic # 112957 29-Dec-2012 12:26
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NOTE: I am using iOS 5.1.1 on my iPad, so an update may possibly fix this issue? I am not sure. The post below may not be of as much use if you have updated the iOS and your problems are fixed.

My wi-fi had always been great with regards to use with my Windows 7 Desktop computer, my iPhone 3G and my iPod Touch, but (as some other users have experienced) I found it really bad with my new iPad 3, especially when downloading from within apps, such as downloading books using the Kindle app.

Last night while fooling around, I came up with a solution that really speeds up my wi-fi. The only caveat (and it is a BIG one for some people) is that it requires removing security from your wi-fi network.

This is my setup:

* Thomson SpeedTouch 536 (the one that Telecom supplies). I have the wired version, but plugged into my - 

* Apple Airport Express

So after trying in vain to download a Kindle book that is only a couple of MB in size (really it was so bad it bottomed out at 25% downloaded, and after multiple tries, failed at even a few percent), I did this by trial and error - 

1. Download the FREE Airport Utility from the App Store onto my iPad. I think I already had it on my laptop from when I set up Airport Express, but I couldn't be bothered booting up the laptop again.

2. Follow these steps using the Airport Utility - Tap on Network - 



2. Tap on 'Security' - 



3. Tap on 'None' - 



Then go 'Done' etc. If you try to exit it will tell you there is a security issue, but just tap 'Ignore Issue'.

Following these steps has now made the wi-fi on my iPad 3 a pleasure to use. As I say, this is not for everyone, because it removes the password from your wifi. It's OK for me because I am out in the country and my wi-fi doesn't reach that far (even struggles to reach the other end of the house), so USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.









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  Reply # 738300 29-Dec-2012 12:35
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I'd suggest that ensuring the firmware is up to date on the AE, and iOS up to date as well would be a better solution for most situations.

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  Reply # 738349 29-Dec-2012 15:11
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Bad idea if you live in the city where people can easily connect to your AP. Best thing, as suggested, is to make sure everything is always up to date.




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