With new Wifi networks in range, my 3G get's weird

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ferris23, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
    Sometimes if I am in an area that has WiFi, my 3G access sort of just stalls out. If I disable Wifi it is back to being fast. It's almost like my phone is trying to connect on the Wifi signals when I haven't actually connected it to any of the unknown networks in the area. So instead of ignoring those wifi networks and just sticking with 3g, it fails my 3g data connection. This doesn't happen all the time though. Phone calls always still work though.

    The screen still shows 3G and full bars, but 3G just goes out to lunch until I disable Wifi.

    For example checking an email I'll just get the animated waiting icon up top and nothing happens, just wait and wait. Disable wifi and all is good.

  2. brasscat macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2007
    Dallas, Texas
    Your iPhone is connecting to an open network, but is stalling a minute or two while it figures out that the network requires authentication. You should turn off the "automatically connect to networks" feature in wifi settings and that will stop (you'll have to manually connect to unknown networks as a result).
  3. Ferris23 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007

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