Has the wifi issue been corrected on 3gs?

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  1. thadoggfather Suspended

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    Anyone gotten a 3gs replacement that has corrected flaky wifi signal or is it still 3.0 that's acting weird? Thanks!

    I've heard about a month and a half ago replacement phones did the same thing, not sure if it's still the case. Never had mine replaced yet.
     
  2. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I got a 3GS on August 14 and have had no "flaky Wi-Fi" problems. I am running 3.0.1.
     
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  4. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    Seriously what wifi issue? I've had my 3GS since July 8th and haven't had any issues. If there was a problem with the wifi antenna or software Apple would have had some kind of recall or press release I guess.
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You're reading these forums too much. There is no issue. "Some" people had an issue, but you'll see complaints on here, because this is a forum.
     
  6. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Same. Not one WiFi problem since June 19. Absolutely perfect.

    This is like the exploding iPhone problem. It made the news once and people think it's a problem with all of them.
     
  7. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure what wifi issue is being discussed here but I've had times where my 3GS will not connect to a wifi network that is has connected to in the past (like my own home wifi network). I either have to toggle wifi off and on, or I need to go in and manually connect and type in my password.
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    What you're describing is a software issue that some people had. A restore usually fixes that. What the OP is worried about is a hardware issue that some people had.
     
  9. thadoggfather thread starter Suspended

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    Maybe I should get my 3gs replaced then. Hmmm
     
  10. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    Over on the apple support discussion boards there are several issue alive and well regarding the 3gs wifi.
     
  11. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    So? There's people on these forums talking about the "problem." Doesn't mean it's a problem for many.
     
  12. t0mm macrumors regular

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    If its the problem where you're connected to a wifi connection but it seems you're not even connected to the internet (nothing happens when you refresh your email or go on safari) and you have to turn off wifi and turn it back on again.

    Then I still have it.
     
  13. thadoggfather thread starter Suspended

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    So it's not normal to have wifi signal flicker from 2 to 3 bars in the room, feet away from the wireless router?
     
  14. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Nope, it's not. What have you done to try to fix the issue?


    Edit: BTW, your OP made it seem like you were debating buying a 3GS. Just sayin'.
     
  15. DotCom2 macrumors 68030

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    I got my 3Gs a week ago and gave my old 3G to my husband. At first my 3gs would not connect to our ifi at all!
    Then the next time I connected to iTunes it said there was an update. I updated and now it connected to wifi however, the connection drops down significantly, and sometimes totally. I have to turn on airplane mode and then turn it back off again to re-establish the connection. I know it's the 3Gs because the 3G has no problem staying well connected.
    Hoping Apple knows about this and are working on a fix.:(
     
  16. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    Mine doesn't flicker, it just seems weak regardless of location. I figured it was because of all the stuff they jammed in the phone.
     
  17. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502

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    +1

    People aren't gonna come on here just to say "Hey, my wifi works great!". They're gonna come on here to complain about each and everything little thing that's wrong with their phone.

    P.S. Mine is fine and has always been fine. I've had my 3GS since the day it came out (running 3.0.1).
     
  18. thadoggfather thread starter Suspended

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    You guys think I should get my phone replaced or wait for a more legitimate issue than flickering bar strength?
     
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    I had my launch day 3GS replaced for horrible battery life. The replacement has better battery and none of the wifi issues I was having.
     
  20. labman macrumors 604

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    Talk to Apple

    see what they say and think. ;)
     
  21. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Again, what have you done to try to fix the issue? Restore? Reset network settings? Anything?
     
  22. thadoggfather thread starter Suspended

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    Yeah I restored and reset the settings, same thing.
     
  23. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Okay, well IDK if there's anything else you can do but take it back. I assume you read the threads on this issue on MR.
     
  24. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I think maybe I will start periodically starting threads about the problems I don't have with my iPhone. With titles like "Anyone else not having problems with build quality?" and "I'm happy with my 3G speeds. Is this normal?"
     
  25. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502

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    Lol you should. Maybe it will lighten the mood with all the MMS and problematic threads around.
     

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