I work in an office that has 3 WiFi networks, the strength obviously depending on where you are in the building. All 3 networks have been set up on my iPad 3. I often move around in the office, but find that my iPad never switches to the strongest network, but always stays on the network I have manually selected (assuming there is even a slight signal of that network). I have to manually go to the Settings app to switch over to the strongest network, which is a hassle.

Is there a way to get the iPad to switch automatically to the currently strongest network?

  • The only way this would happen is if you completely lost connection to the one you were currently on. – Tony Feb 14 '13 at 20:17
  • So, in other words, I should accept having a very poor connection and slow internet speed when a strong connection in my vicinity is available. – Josh Feb 15 '13 at 7:58
  • No go to your settings and switch to a different network. Do you have any device that will switch to a stronger signal? How would it know to switch? What's the threshold? How would it know when not to switch? Etc. I don't think it'd be impossible to do but the amount of time and effort someone would have to put into something like this probably isn't worth the limited application. – Tony Feb 15 '13 at 14:33
  • Hi Tony, all good points thanks. However I definitely think there is a need for such an application, seeing though we depend so heavily on a stable and fast internet connection. – Josh Feb 17 '13 at 9:33
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    If the office wifi were set up so that they all broadcasted the same SSID (instead of broadcasting different ones) the iPad would automatically use the strongest one. – Alan Shutko Aug 5 '13 at 17:36

Sorry mate, unfortunately no such thing exists.

  • → Can: shouldn't you make a small test to check 😄? – dan Oct 2 '13 at 20:19

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