What are the most common with Apple's iPad 2 and Amazon's Kindle Fire? FixYa, a product-oriented Q&A site, has compiled a Top 5 list for each of these media tablets, and published a brief report today. As it turns out, there's one significant problem they have in common: Wi-Fi Connection Issues. These affected 35 percent of a sample of users who turned to FixYa with iPad 2 problems, and 25 percent of the Kindle Fire sample (see bar chart below).
FixYa says iPad 2 owners have reported "fairly widespread issues with connecting to (and staying connected to) Wi-Fi". (Some will remember this was also problem with the first version of the iPad.) FixYa says that "turning Wi-Fi on and off, renewing the DHCP lease, and resetting the Wi-Fi network settings usually solves the issue."
FixYa also notes that "The Kindle Fire's Wi-Fi has been plagued with significant issues from the start, with numerous FixYa users complaining of faulty connections, getting kicked off in the middle of browsing, and being unable to connect to the Internet at all." It adds: "Updating Kindle software to the latest version has a 30 percent chance of solving a Wi-Fi related issue."