iPhone always connects to neighbors Wifi

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rufuss Sewell, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. Rufuss Sewell macrumors 6502

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    For some reason my iPhone always connects to my neighbor's wifi despite it being a far weaker signal than my own wifi.

    I sometimes go over there so I don't want to forget their network, I just want my iPhone to prioritize my far faster and stronger wifi.

    I've tried changing my network to a name that starts with an "A" to make it come first alphabetically but that's had no effect.

    Any clues what to try next?
     
  2. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Different channel on your wifi?
     
  3. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Try changing the preferred network order on your Mac (System Preferences > Network > Advanced) so that your network is above the neighbour's one in the list: that should make all your devices try your network first (the preference syncs across your devices via iCloud IIRC). If you don't have a Mac, try forgetting your neighbour's network, join your own one, then pop over so you're in range of their network and connect to it again: that might have the same effect. There's no way to look at the list of preferred networks and reorder them on iOS, unfortunately.
     
  4. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Why not forget their network because surely you could pick your own up from their place?
     
  5. Rufuss Sewell thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I go over there pretty often and my signal is weak/useless there.

    It's close enough on both sides to connect, but they are both super slow when connected at the wrong house.
     
  6. valinda macrumors 6502

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    You guys don't have passwords on your wi fi?
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Some reason your iPhone prefers the neighbors WiFi. Have you tried changing channels and frequencies?
     
  8. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    iPhones save wifi passwords.
     
  9. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    Try forgetting your network and re-adding it. I think that will bump it up on priority.
     
  10. ielessar macrumors regular

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    In addition to what the poster above me said, when connected to your neighbor's WiFi, "forget it" so that your iPhone does not connect to it automatically.
     
  11. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    OP doesn't want to do that. Wants to be able to connect when @ neighbors
     
  12. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Make a note of the neighbour's WiFi password in the Notes app and type it in each time he wants to connect. Then 'forget' the network when back home. This is a unique case and I can't think what the OP would want to use WiFi at his neighbour's for on such a consistent basis.
     
  13. Hunk4u macrumors member

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    Y
    Most of the networks needs passwords to get connected and few doesn't! When you go under the WiFi settings, you can see an option called "forget". Click on it and you're done :)
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems like the very post you are quoting and replying to specifically says that the option to forget the network is known about but isn't something that they want to use.
     

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