Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 3:48 PM (in response to mackenad)
You'll need to manually select the wifi channel on your router. The iPhone will automatically use the channel your router is on. Google and download a program called inssider (yes two s)to get a graphical view of the channels your neighbors are broadcasting on and the strength of their signals so you can choose an channel little interference at your location.
Depending on your router, you should be able to receive 54, 150, or 300 Mbits/s for upload/download speeds.
I feel your pain, ere are some idiots in my neighborhood using channels other than 1,6,&11 which causes interference for those channels. For a more detailed explanation of wifi channels visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WLAN_channels
They've got a few graphics that may help you understand the channels better.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 3:58 PM (in response to Cortburris)
Sorry, forgot to mention, usually the place where you change the wifi channel is in the router just below the network name and above the password section. To get to the router info page, connect to the network (from a computer is easier, but it should work on from the iPhone too) type 192.168.1.1 into your Internet browser's address bar, a popup will pop up asking for your user name and password enter those and you'll be on your way. If you've forgotten your's the default combination of username/password is usually admin/admin for Cisco/Linksys and admin/password for netgear and asus.
If you're still having problems post your router model.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2012 10:07 AM (in response to Cortburris)
While I did already know how to change it on the router and about inSSIDer, I was not aware that selecting a channel other than 1,6, & 11 messed with others. In that respect, I suppose I am one of those annoying neighbours you dislike. Although I must say I have good reason.
I pay for 100Mbps speeds wired connection(which is fast for here, although not that fast in world compairsons), I do actually get that full speed via wired connection. However, on the wirless side of things, on channel 1 I was getting 9Mbps download speed, channel 6 about 20Mpbs, and channel 11 about 19Mbps. I find on one of the others (I wont mention which one), I get 90Mbps wirless speeds (all of these are based on laptop wireless speeds).
All that said, I have never got more than 30Mbps on my iPhone - and that was just the lucky one time, it usually is around 12-15Mbps. Thus prompting my question about channels as my iPhone seems to be the slowest.