Push Notifications not working over Wifi

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Cuprous, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Cuprous macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2007
    My household has two iPhone 3G that do not receive push notifications. We have very poor AT&T coverage at home and rely on wifi for data. When I am in an area where I am connected to the AT&T network the notifications work fine.

    Since this is happening with two phones I am thinking it is a network issue. My setup at home is:

    Airport Extreme (bridged) ---> Motorola Vonage Router ---> Cable Modem

    Anyone have a similar setup?

    Also, any idea what ports do the apple push notification system uses? I am wondering if I need to open these ports on my router. Any other suggestions will be appreciated
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    Wirelessly posted (iPod touch 32GB: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    The main reason you won't get the notifications is that wifi is turned off when the phone is on standby to conserve power.
  3. mclimbin macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2009
    Is 3G/2G shut off during standby too?

    I am not getting my emails pushed either, though the problem is not wi-fi. It doesn't work (at least not the way I think it should) no matter what network I'm using.

    I can get my email, but it seems to only check when I activate the phone and tap the email button. From what I understand, that is not really pushing email, but fetching. Is that right?

    By the way, I have a Yahoo!/Att mail account.

    Forgive me, it's my first iphone and I'm learning how to use it still. Related but different question, can anyone suggest a good web resource on using / understanding the iphone?

    Sorry for derailing the thread. :D
  4. Cuprous thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2007
    No this is happening when the phones are awake. I am aware that the notifications do not work when the phone is sleeping. The phone is connected to wifi, surfs the web fine, get my email, etc.
  5. BigJon420 macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2009
    Need port numbers

    I too am having a similar issue with my iPod touch 2g 3.0. I am not receiving any notifactions on my home network. But when I am on another network i am. I am using a linksys wrtp54g router. What ports should I unblock?
  6. jmoo2 macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2009
    I'm having the same problem. IM+'s Push Notifications work fine on other WiFi networks and on 3G but not on my home network :(

    Have contacted IM+; haven't heard back from them yet. Will post an answer here if they have any ideas.

  7. sshams95 macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2009
    same problem here. push notifications not working while using home wifi. beejive and weather alerts are my push apps.

    once i switch from wifi to 3g...all my push notifications appear all at once
  8. jmoo2 macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2009
    I found a solution to this at: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2055940

    You change the DNS setting on your WiFi connection to and it works. I'm not sure what affect this has on browsing speed. Plus someone mentioned on the above forum that the DNS you specify could see your traffic.

    But at least we know now the problem can be resolved. We just need to find out if it's a bug with push notifications or with our WiFi configurations. Anyone?


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