iPhone 5 doesn't connect WiFi - airports

nidserz

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Original poster
Mar 28, 2008
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Dubai x Toronto
Hi all,

I have taken two trips to the US in the last week and the iPhone 5 hasn't been able to connect to the wifi at the airports. - 1. Boston, 2. Philadelphia.
Both times Mac computers connected without problems... Does anybody know why this is happening/ Would be nice to be able to connect to free wifi when traveling.

Thanks

edit: will be testing out with an iPhone 4 shortly
 

REDTAZ

macrumors regular
Aug 15, 2011
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Los Angeles, California
It might just be a problem with the phone overall and not the airports. My iPhone 5 has a really hard time connecting and staying connect to even my network at home, work or school and even when it does connect its brutally slow even though my laptop gets great connection on these same networks. It seems to be a software problem that plenty of people are having. So you're most definitely not the only one.
 

nidserz

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 28, 2008
948
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Dubai x Toronto
It might just be a problem with the phone overall and not the airports. My iPhone 5 has a really hard time connecting and staying connect to even my network at home, work or school and even when it does connect its brutally slow even though my laptop gets great connection on these same networks. It seems to be a software problem that plenty of people are having. So you're most definitely not the only one.
I was having problems at home and thought about exchanging my phone, but we tweaked settings and home and it stays connected now and fast and is fine at work as well.
I think the range is not very good on the iPhone 5, but this is detecting, but when I try to connect doesn't connect and clicking the little blue arrow shows a 169 IP address.
 

nidserz

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Original poster
Mar 28, 2008
948
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Dubai x Toronto
I guess I would try to connect to wifi elsewhere and see what works.
It connects at home and at work. I believe it worked in Toronto airport as well. Just hasn't worked in Boston and Philadelphia. I hope it connects to my hotel wifi in Spain, that is all. Was wondering if anyone also experienced this.
 

Shaddow825

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Mar 13, 2006
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It connects at home and at work. I believe it worked in Toronto airport as well. Just hasn't worked in Boston and Philadelphia. I hope it connects to my hotel wifi in Spain, that is all. Was wondering if anyone also experienced this.
There are a lot of people having problems with wifi on IOS6. There's hundreds of pages on apples discussion forums full of people having them. Hopefully IOS 6.01 fixes things
 

jlake02

macrumors 68020
Nov 2, 2008
2,259
1
L.A.
Hi all,

I have taken two trips to the US in the last week and the iPhone 5 hasn't been able to connect to the wifi at the airports. - 1. Boston, 2. Philadelphia.
Both times Mac computers connected without problems... Does anybody know why this is happening/ Would be nice to be able to connect to free wifi when traveling.

Thanks

edit: will be testing out with an iPhone 4 shortly
I have noticed several of your posts and I'm starting to think you got a real lemon. Take it back and try a new one. ;)
 
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