Ipad2, like Iphone4, doesn't like WEP + WPA present concurrently

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Peter, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    I have a 64 bit WEP access point, and a WPA/PSK access point.

    Individually they work, but if say the Ipad is using the WPA AP, and
    the WEP one is switched on, it kills connectivity on the Ipad.

    The Ipad has to be switched off and back on, to work again.

    The Iphone4 has the same issue.
    Peter, Aug 7, 2011
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  2. Peter

    Guest Guest

    are they on the same channel? sounds like interference.
    Guest, Aug 7, 2011
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  3. Peter

    Peter Guest

    WEP on 1
    WPA on 11

    Anyway it should not matter, otherwise loads of situations would crash
    the wifi radio on an Ipad. Often you might have multiple access points
    within range, on identical channels. WIFI can deal with that.
    Peter, Aug 7, 2011
  4. Peter

    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <> someone claiming
    Do you have conflicting SSIDs? If so, few (if any...?) clients can
    handle conflicting SSIDs with mismatched configurations reliably.
    Different channels is okay, but security settings (and certainly
    wireless configuration settings) must be identical for devices to
    operate correctly.
    DevilsPGD, Aug 9, 2011
  5. Peter

    Peter Guest

    The SSIDs are different.

    The passwords are different (WEP is 64-bit WEP, WPA is WPA/PSK).
    Not sure I understand that.

    All my other devices (laptops etc) have no trouble picking up
    whichever of the two access points it likes better at any time :)

    I should add that the WEP AP has port range blocking. Any port above
    443 is blocked, and some low ones are too (windoze network ports). It
    is done to stop certain teenagers with virus-infected laptops seeing
    the other machines on the LAN.

    I wonder if perhaps the Church of Jobs spy device :) tries to send
    some data to the Church (as they do several times per day) and finds
    it can't, but it could on the WPA AP just a few seconds earlier.

    Interesting that both the Iphone (in various firmware versions since a
    year ago) and a new Ipad2 have the same problem.
    Peter, Aug 9, 2011
  6. Peter

    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <> someone claiming
    If the SSIDs are different then you're good.
    The issue I'm describing should only occur if you have multiple access
    points with the same SSID, but different configurations. Having two
    networks with different SSIDs should work fine.

    iOS seems to be fairly "sticky" in that it won't jump from one network
    to another unless the old one is completely gone (whereas a visible, but
    unusable signal does seem to cause issues)
    DevilsPGD, Aug 13, 2011
  7. Peter

    Peter Guest

    All my SSIDs are different. Otherwise, yes, I can see the potential
    for the client getting confused.

    It also seems to have funny rules on the usage of WIFI over GPRS/3G.
    If it is getting a WIFI signal, even one too weak to use, it refuses
    to open up the GPRS/3G connection. Last week I was sitting somewhere
    (really quite important, too) and could not get any connectivity at
    all (Ipad2, latest firmware). I had to use an E585 which I carry as a
    backup, and which obviously provides a strong WIFI signal. I suppose
    another solution might have been to switch off WIFI...

    However, I have never seen these issues with various laptops I travel
    with, mainly Thinkpads. In fact, if anything, they have a tendency to
    go out on GPRS/3G a bit too readily sometimes.
    Peter, Aug 13, 2011
  8. Wrong. If you don't join any WiFi network, it will use the carrier's
    wireless network.
    Michelle Steiner, Aug 13, 2011
  9. Peter

    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <-september.org>
    As he already described, he's joined a wifi network that has become
    unusable but still technically in range.
    DevilsPGD, Aug 13, 2011
  10. As he already described, he's joined a wifi network that has become
    unusable but still technically in range.[/QUOTE]

    Then all he has to do is forget the network or temporarily turn off WiFi.
    Getting a signal and joining a network are two different things.
    Michelle Steiner, Aug 13, 2011
  11. Peter

    Peter Guest

    You are wasting your time. She is a full-time Church of Jobs disciple
    and everything is perfect.
    Peter, Aug 14, 2011
  12. **** off, troll.
    Michelle Steiner, Aug 14, 2011
  13. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Lovely :)




    Peter, Aug 14, 2011
  14. Yup, you certainly are.
    Michelle Steiner, Aug 14, 2011
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