- Renewing and releasing the IP Address of your iPad®
When you are having difficulty in connecting to the wireless network, you may not be getting a valid IP Address from your router. One such instance is when you are getting a self-assigned IP Address which starts with 169 (e.g. 169.254.x.x).
To resolve this issue, you can renew and release the IP Address assigned to your iPad® by your router by using the Renew Lease function. Follow the instructions below to learn how:
Select the wireless network name (SSID) of the network you are currently connected to.
NOTE: The checkmark beside the SSID of the wireless network indicates that you are connected to that network.
Tap the blue arrow beside the Airport icon.
Tap Renew Lease to renew and release the IP Address.
You will receive a prompt verifying if you would like to renew lease. Click Renew to continue.
You should now get a valid IP Address which is within the range of IP Addresses assigned by your router.
NOTE: In this example, the valid IP Address is 192.168.1.128.
Launch a web browser and connect to a website to ensure that you are already able to connect to the Internet.
NOTE: If you are still unable to get a valid IP Address, tap Forget this Network and try to reconnect to renew your connection to the wireless network.
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