Why can't I connect my iPad to my Wi-Fi network?

Episode 1191 (48:58)

Garrett from Manhattan Beach, CA

Garrett has an iPad 2 and he's having trouble connecting via Wi-Fi consistently. He'll connect and then when he goes into his room, it drops. Leo says that Wi-Fi is a radio signal and it has a range of about 100-150', but it can also be affected by what is in the walls. If he has metal in the walls, then he'll have issues connecting. Leo also says the connection may be congested by a crowded 2.4 GHz frequency band. Modern routers give the choice of 2.4 or 5 GHz. Leo recommends checking out WiFi Inssider to see if he's getting congestion. It'll show him what frequencies are occupied and what the saturation is.