iPhone 5 wifi problems

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Rubenk, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Rubenk macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I've just bought an iPhone and I've got some problems with the wifi at home. I read that some people have problems with connecting to the wifi, but the strange thing is that that isn't my problem.

    When I connect to the wifi at my home it connects fine, and stays connected. The problem is that it's really slow. I was connected to the wifi network of a friend, and there it worked fine. I've upgraded the firmware of the router, and tried a bunch of different settings.
    I've tried to remove the security (I know have WPA2-PSK AES), I tried changing the wireless from b/g/n mixed to b/g mixed. I did change the Channel Width from 40 mhz to 20 mhz. I tried a different DNS server in my iPhone settings. I checked with iStumbler which channel is the best, and changed it.

    I just don't know what to do? Should I go back with my iPhone to the store? I just really bothers me that it works on some other network..

    I hope someone can help me!

    Ruben
     
  2. falcon362, Oct 7, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012

    falcon362 macrumors member

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    Sounds like the problem I'm having

    I am having the same problem.

    My wifi works at home when it is the only network programmed into the phone. When I go to work and add the wifi in there, all is good. It works great. But when I come home, my home network is either very, very slow, or it hangs completely as if it losing the signal and then suddenly reconnecting...usually after I go into network settings and click on my home wifi SSID.

    For it to work properly at home, I need to reset the network settings to delete my work wifi and then put back in the home wifi info.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Join the rest of us.
    My i5 is giving me wifi issues like that too at times.
     
  4. GeekDeja macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem. I cant get any Internet acces from my dorm room. However, I also setup my own access point with my mbp, iphone5 works great with shared Internet connection. But not the wifi from the school. My ipad 3 is also running IOS6 but dont have problem with neither of the access points. Apple senior advisor says ipad and iphone are different devices and they act differently :confused:
     
  5. falcon362 macrumors member

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    How does one inform Apple of this problem so maybe iOS 6.01 can have a fix?
     
  6. aphexacid macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to think apple is aware. Theres a shet load of people complaining.

    In the beggining i thought it was a problem with the signal width, but i have my router forcing 40Mhz. So idk what the deal is.

    asus rt-n56u
     
  7. Rubenk, Oct 8, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2012

    Rubenk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Somehow I've got an improvement in connection. Below are some test results. Notice that the speed has a slow start and then raises (most of the times). Sometimes it just stays low.
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    Maybe it has something to do with the settings I changed? But I thought I did reset everything to what it was..
     

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