iP5 Wifi problems

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  1. dawgfan macrumors 6502

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    Sitting next to my old MacBook, which is indicating the best possible wifi connection, is my iPhone 5 without wifi at all. It indicates LTE. Wifi set to on. What can I do to make it use wifi in my house?
     
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    Over 500 views and not a single idea why this is not working. Wow.
     
  3. anaqvi786 macrumors regular

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    Are you connected to the WiFi network or is it not even displaying the network at all? And is it 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz?
     
  4. dawgfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The phone is set to auto join networks. I have wifi at work and it does fine. I'm typing this on my MacBook with all bars lit up for wifi signal and the phone indicates LTE. How do I tell if 2.4 or 5?

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    It will indicate wifi if it's in the same room as the wireless router...
     
  5. dawgfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There seems to be a run of I5's that have internal antenna problems. I worked with Apple, Motorola and Verizon to sort out the problem. Vzw is sending me a replacement phone.
     
  6. dawgfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    FWIW, I got the replacement device from VZW and it did not help at all. I took both phones around the house and they both performed identically.

    I suppose there could be a compatibility issue between the i5 and the Motorola SBG6580 router.

    Lastly, our i4 consistently received better wifi side by side the i5 throughout the house.
     
  7. eben.he macrumors newbie

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    Have you jailbroken your iphone 5?
     
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