iPhone 5S: 802.11n / 5GHz

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  1. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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    Has anyone else noticed their iPhone 5S to have trouble finding and connecting to 5GHz 802.11n wireless networks?
     
  2. fanchee macrumors 6502a

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  3. FelixDerKater thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It does, indeed. So did the iPhone 5.

    This model just seems to have more trouble searching out in that spectrum. Side-by-side the 5 discovers and connects almost immediately after cycling WiFi off and on again, which the 5S sometimes requires several cycles. Maybe it is time to take the phone in for a replacement.
     
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  5. SanjeevRana macrumors 6502a

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    I have isolated the 2 & 5 Ghz band on the router with different APs ... and then I just select the 5Ghz manually if I want ...

    Also helps keep different DNS settings on iphone for the same outbound ISP if I want ;)
     
  6. Samanosuke macrumors 6502

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    Same no issues signing into my 5ghz network.
     
  7. wxman2003 Suspended

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    I have no issues either. I connect exclusively to 5 Ghz.
     
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Same here, running exclusively on 5GHz n at home, and the iPhone 5 and 5s connect fine to it. Neither have issues searching for the 5GHz networks, either.
     
  9. Menel macrumors 603

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    "And while the backwards-compatible 802.11ac standard, referred by some as 5G Wi-Fi"

    It doesn't support AC on 5ghz.
    It supports N on 5ghz.

    Never heard the 5G moniker. I guess if you consider B, A, G, N the first 4 generations, it sort of makes since. Mashable writers are apparently odd.
     
  10. Mercenary macrumors 6502a

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    Don't forget that the 5ghz band has weaker wall penetration than 2.4ghz. In can use 5hz in the house but to reach the garden I have to hook onto the 2.4ghz.
     
  11. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    I have a 5, and wife has 5S. we can be in same room, I'll connect to 5ghz and she will connect to 2.4ghz. Happens consistently, and I have Airport Extreme 5th gen.
     
  12. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    It's useful though, in neighborhoods where everyone has a router and is blasting away at 2.4GHz in 40Mhz-bandwidth mode, pretty much choking up the spectrum and interfering with each other. Where I live, there's easily a dozen wireless access points visible in the 2.4Ghz band, all named "linksys" or "netgear" and overlapping each other leaving not a single clear channel. Meanwhile, my routers are the only ones on a very spacious, empty 5Ghz. I also seem to be the only one not complaining that Wifi is too slow.
     
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  15. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Yes, nothing like quoting an article from Mashable before the iPhone 5s or 5c had even been released, LOL

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    Especially when the "opinion" article was written before the product was even released, haha
     

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