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Koru Club and iPad – how to get it working


I posted a while back that the iPad had a few issues with using WiFi in Koru Lounges (AirNZ lounges at airports).

I initially thought it was due to the early WiFi issues that iPads were having, since all my other devices worked.

Anyway, thanks to a blog comment - I found the fix – go to Settings, select Safari (about the 6th – 10th item down on the left, depending on if you have a 3G model or not) and then on the right hand side, select Auto Fill and turn the Names and Passwords off.  This means you will have to manually type in the password each time you connect in Koru (remember you can turn Auto Fill back on when you leave), but since AIrNZ uses the same password for a full month across all lounges, and uses a plain English word rather than silly i7O80Tkgh (you know, where its hard to see what’s a zero and an O, or a one or a lower case L).  Anyway .. it works!

Black and White Version: iPads work fine in Koru Lounge WiFi, just turn off Auto Fill in Safari settings.

Hat-tip: Thanks to blog commenter Young

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iPad wont work in Koru lounge (for now)


It appears the well publicised iPad wifi issue means that my iPad won’t connect to any AirNZ koru lounge wifi hot-spots.

Let me know if you have an iPad and it works for you, but I have tried it in more than half a dozen different lounges in NZ in the last week and none of them worked.  They all worked on my iPhone and MacBook air.

I tried all the advice Apple gives on the iPad – wifi issue found here, but none of them work for me.  Lucky I have the 3G I guess and can use mobile data still.

Luckily this is not an issue for me at home or work, and both all the wifi connection there work well (and they are a mix of N and G speed).

Anyway, waiting for the fix from Apple (soon me hopes).  I don’t think I want to wait for iOS4 (September/October 2010) for this one.

Black and White Version: iPad wifi still needs work.  Fix please Apple.

UPDATE 10/7/2010: It’s working (easy fix in settings).  Full details in this new post.

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