Hi guys. I would just like to ask if this is an intended behavior for the Ipad.
I have the new Ipad and I noticed that whenever it's idle, like after i leave it for more than 3 minutes, its wifi connection gets dropped. I know this because I checked my router's GUI and the ipad is indeed no longer on the list of active clients. And true enough, when i go back to my Ipad, it will no longer open websites and Safari will tell me that "the website is not responding" or something like that. This is despite the fact that the wifi signal on the upper left is still showing full bars. In order to fix this, I will have to go to Settings, turn on Airplane Mode and off again. The problem is, doing this "fix" several times a day can be frustrating especially for example if you're reading a long thread on a forum and you have to do the "fix" just to get to the next pages.
I searched the net for this issue and I read something that Apple designed this "behavior" in order to save battery, however, if the Ipad is connected to the charger, there should be no reason for the wifi connection to get dropped. Unfortunately for me, this is not the case. Even if the Ipad is already connected to the charger, the wifi connection still gets dropped as soon as the connection goes idle.
I know that this is an issue on my Ipad only because this does not happen on the other devices connected to my network regardless of how long i leave them on. And i also know that this is not a problem of an intermittent internet connection because for the duration of when i was observing the issue, which was more than several hours, i had a stable connection and i did not get disconnected on my Macbook Pro.
I apologize for the long story but what i would like to know is if you guys have experienced the same issue and if you did, how were you able to solve it? When i searched the net, i also noticed that this was actually a pretty common concern among Ipad users.