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Having trouble connecting iPads and iPhone to Time Capsule wifi

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I just purchased a time capsule and I have set up a Wi-Fi network.

The Wi-Fi network works with my PCs and Macs, However I am having trouble getting my iPhone and iPad to connect to the network.

I am pretty sure that the problem is not with the iPad. I have tried iPads of three different friends and none of them can connect to the network.

It is odd however, that the network indeed works with my laptops. How should I go about to start to troubleshoot this?

Thanks!
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by:Fred Marshall
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iPads don't accept long passphrases.  That's the main limitation that I've found for secured wireless.
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by:Akinsd
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Try resetting the network settings on the iPad or iPhone and re-connect after the unit reboots
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by:Craig Beck
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All good advice so-far.

Also, try to see if it's successful using only WPA/TKIP or WPA2/AES.  Some devices don't like to use a mix of authentication/encryption settings.
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by:gregholl
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Try resetting the network settings on the iPad or iPhone and re-connect after the unit reboots
By this, do you mean, to put it on Airplane mode and back on? I've tried that several times to no avail.

iPads don't accept long passphrases.  That's the main limitation that I've found for secured wireless.
It's only 8 digits long.

try to see if it's successful using only WPA/TKIP or WPA2/AES
I've got it set for WP2 Personal. Is that ok?

Screenshots of my setup:

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by:Akinsd
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No, to reset
- Settings
- General
- Reset
- Reset Network Settings
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by:gregholl
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i don't believe the problem is with the iPad. When I am at other hotspots other than my house, such as the coffee shop, the iPad connects just perfectly.
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by:gregholl
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Akinsd - I've tried that, to no avail
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by:Craig Beck
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Try using WPA Personal instead of WPA2.
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I got the router changed and it works now
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by:gregholl
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none of the other suggestions helped
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