I don't think 6.0.1 fixed iPhone 5 Wifi problems

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zorinlynx, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68040


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    I'm still having occasional Wifi issues with my iPhone 5 on 6.0.1. I'm just wondering if anyone else is, so I can determine if this is a hardware problem or software.

    Basically, it works well for a while, but then becomes unreliable, with a lot of packet loss, especially on transmit. For instance, on a speedtest I'll get 50 megabits down, and then the upload will fail or get 0.01 megabits.

    Web browsing, twitter, etc. are unusably slow.

    Turning Wifi or airplane mode on/off does not help. LTE works fine. Rebooting the phone is what solves the problem, at least for the moment until it comes back a few days later.

    I only get this problem at home, on my 4th gen Time Capsule. Other Wifi networks work fine. Other devices work fine on the Time Capsule, including my iPad 2 and 2010 Macbook Pro.

    Anyone else having these issues? It's frustrating that Apple has failed to get something as simple as Wifi perfect on the iPhone 5. :(
  2. macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2009
    No, I think it's still an issue. I've had similar issues. I removed and re-added all the wireless setting after the update, to be sure. But it still exists...
  3. macrumors 68000


    Dec 28, 2009
    Absolutely ZERO wifi issues here with my 5. Maybe you guys got a defective phone.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2008
    Yea, I also haven't noticed a severe issues like you. I did notice with 6.0 the occasional drop, but not with 6.0.1
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2012
    Having the same issues. Resetting network settings (then restarting) helps me. I had the same problem on my 4s so I'm not that bothered. Only had problems on 1 of the 3 WiFi networks I've used since having my iPhone 5.
  6. macrumors 6502


    Mar 26, 2010
    Northern California
    same issue here, resetting network settings or restarting my phone temporarily fixes the problem until it eventually starts up again :mad:
  7. macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    Same issues on 6.01. Also the same issues on 6.1 beta 1 and 2.
  8. thread starter macrumors 68040


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    I seem to have quelled the issues by turning off N mode on my router. The reduced speeds aren't that big a deal since tablets can't really take advantage of the higher speeds and my desktops are wired. But it's still a stupid workaround and not a solution.

    I hope they figure out what's going on and fix it soon!
  9. macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2012
    6.0.1 did not fix it for me, however what did work was changing the dns settings to googles DNS servers instead of the default provided by the router. The issue as I've been understanding is a compatibility issue with certain routers, that's why some people get it and some don't.
    Go to settings
    Click the blue arrow next to the wifi you join
    Change DNS to or (you'll get faster speeds from one depending on where you live)

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