Cannot seem to download iOS 5.1

bigpoppamac31

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When I try to update I get a little window saying "Connecting to the iPhone software update server" and the candy cane bar just keeps going. Has any one else had this problem?
 

Gav2k

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Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4s: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B179 Safari/7534.48.3)

Servers are still busy or your being blocked in some way. Easiest way is to download it from a mirror and update manually
 

bigpoppamac31

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Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4s: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B179 Safari/7534.48.3)

Servers are still busy or your being blocked in some way. Easiest way is to download it from a mirror and update manually
And How do I do that? I just bought the iPhone 4S today. Would that make a difference?
 

bigpoppamac31

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Okay. It seems to be loading through wi-fi. Why can't I update through my Mac. That's weird. I don't have iCloud nor do I care for it.

Edit: Software update failed through wi-fi on my iPhone. So neither through my Mac or my iPhone can I get the update.
 
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batting1000

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Okay. It seems to be loading through wi-fi. Why can't I update through my Mac. That's weird. I don't have iCloud nor do I care for it.

Edit: Software update failed through wi-fi on my iPhone. So neither through my Mac or my iPhone can I get the update.
Just keep trying. It's probably just the servers that's causing it.
 

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Okay. It seems to be loading through wi-fi. Why can't I update through my Mac. That's weird. I don't have iCloud nor do I care for it.

Edit: Software update failed through wi-fi on my iPhone. So neither through my Mac or my iPhone can I get the update.
I had the exact same problem with my iPhone 4S on ATT. I tried over the course of five days to update via iTunes and over the air with no success.

I made an appointment last Sunday at my local Apple Store and they tried a DFU restore and that seemed to fix the problem.
 

iClive

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DNS issues

I had the same problem, but thanks to help from this forum I resolved it by setting my DNS to 8.8.8.8 (GoogleDNS) - try that