How to solve the issue of iPad 2 WiFi connection frequently drops

My iPad 2 also occurs the plight of one minute dropped once, with a variety of search methods, and costs a lot of time setting up the router, all not fix the issue, which includes, iPad 2 WiFi signal strength weakly, unstable, connection speed been changed and so on. Following describes I explore the fixes for you, only for reference.

First you need to set the iPad 2

1. Restore network settings

Settings – General – restore network settings, then restart the iPad 2 (while holding the power button and home button 7 seconds), preferably also restart the router.

2. Turn off some Push features and Notification, such as Push, FaceTime, Find iPhone, Notifications and other features.


Use a static IP address
Settings-WIFI-click “>” on the right of the wireless network, then click the static and fill in the IP address, subnet mask, router IP and DNS.

4. DNS

This recommended Google’s DNS, setting the DNS to,

5. Electromagnetic compatibility issue

Try removing the smart cover

6. Power off

Some suggested to reset the network settings on your Ipad (see above) and switch off the router for 60 seconds as well.

Followed by the router settings

1. Upgrading the router to the latest firmware.

2. Dual-Band

Some routers may be dual-band (2.4G and 5GHz), the best to use a single frequency. If you have two bands 20Hz and 40Hz, preferably 20Hz.

3. QoS

Some routers have this Settings, then change it (open changes to off, or off changes to open) try it. Some people say that useful.

4 Security

Change WEP into WPA2.

These are few reasons found to lead the issue of iPad 2 WiFi connection, If I find other possibilities I will add them here.

Good luck.

  • Allison

    I remember having this issue; it was really annoying being forced to use the new iPad, only in the same room as my wifi router because of the poor range. I have spent a lot of time on google, looking for a solution to this. Finally I landed on a review of a case from Pong Research. They produce these really interesting cases that have an antenna in between layers of the back cover, which redirects and boost the wifi signals into/from the antenna built-in the iPad. this fixes the new iPad 3 poor wifi range . Besides that, this also comes with an improved version of the Apple Smart Cover which asides from retaining the sleep/wake function, because of its origami design, you can fold it and stand it in 5 different positions – very cool in my opinion!