So I did it. Ordered an iPad2 (despite the knowledge that the 3rd generation will hit the market soon). And what shall I say? Crap so far.
Trying to get this thing to work with the WLAN router at my parent’s home (I am here in Iceland, they’re in Germany), unfortunately fails because of a very silly negligence on part of the Apple designers.
And I’m not alone. So during the initial setup the WiFi-only iPad2 will prompt you to enter the WLAN key. My mom had to do that several times, and we even downgraded the key from a 63 character one to only 15. Still no luck. Restarting the gadget doesn’t yield a result either. There is simply no way to get to the MAC (hardware) address of the device without first configuring it – which, you guessed it, requires a WiFi connection to be already established. Very creative thinking 😕
Even entered the suspected MAC that the router had recently seen, but no luck with that either 😡
Next try some time during the weekend.