Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2012 5:40 PM (in response to JimHdk)
Hi JimHdk, thanks for input. My speedtest results on desktop PC are very good as well, only Apple devices are slow. Got a wifi router from Orcon (internet provider, already asked them to check if firmware is up to date as I can not update myself). What is QoS?
I have a general question. Why do I have to update router firmwares etc. when Apple releases an iOS version which doesn't work? Apple should sort this out as quick as possible. Apple should serve the customers and not the customers apple, right? It feels like I am saying: "Thank You Apple for the faulty software you provided! My pleasure to invest hours to try to fix this!" May I remind you, Apple, I paid quite an amount of dollars for your devices and I expect basic functionalities?!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2012 7:33 PM (in response to TN667)
QoS=Quality of Service.
Regarding your general questions: Apple released an iOS level which is working fine for the vast majority of users. You are apparently an exception who is having a problem. The problem could well be in the firmware of your router. Routers supplied by ISPs are frequently from the bottom of the barrel.
By the way, you are not talking to Apple here. This is a user to user technical help forum. We are all users here.
If you want to talk to Apple you will have to call Apple support. See: http://www.apple.com/contact
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 3:43 PM (in response to JimHdk)
You sound like being paid from Apple though as this is word by word the answer I received from support on the phone yesterday...;)
Apple released an iOS level which is working fine for the vast majority of users. You are apparently an exception who is having a problem.
No offence, aware that this is a user forum and appreciate your input.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 2:30 PM (in response to TN667)
There will be no messing around in this reply, QOS or any other setting in my router that could be picked on as a result of this problem can be dismissed immediatly! This is simply IOS 6!
I work for the Royal Corps of Signals and have installed my home with a very IOS and Apple friendly network.
Before IOS 6 I had x2 iPhone 4s units an iPad 1 an iPad 2, Apple TV and a iPod touch 4th Gen in this house.
Before IOS 6 I had blistering Wifi speeds, I could stream movies via "Airvideo" from a server laptop in the cellar via 802.11n bridge to my Apple TV and still browse google without lag.
Now since upgrading the iPad 2 and the touch to IOS6 and upgrading the 4s units to 5's it's more than inconvenient that only the IOS 6 devices hang in browser and take forever to load a page as it has renderd my iPad 2 and 5 useless at home unless I use my data tarrif.
Im not swallowing any B/S either, I do this for a living and have already troubleshot the problem. After hours of resetting my kit I found that a side by side test saw the iPad 1 and the iPod touch aswell as a crappy galaxy mini load www.ign.com in seconds whilst two iPhone 5's and my iPad 2 hung on around 1cm of static blue loading bar for over 5 minutes.
I am a trouble shooter by trade and know that the cause of a fault in a system can be traced back to the the last major change within that system. My system changes were IOS 6 and the iPhone 5. Bearing that in mind, it is only logical to assume that the problem is within IOS 6 as my iPad 2 was tested as" working stable" a very long time before that update and the iPad 1 hasnt had the update as yet and is working perfectly.
Conclusion: IOS 6 is the cause of the slow WiFi speeds and hanging in browser.
Apple you had better pull your finger out, firstly the maps and now this!
Its probably best you admit to this and sort out a fix, not just lie to everyone like you did with the antenna B/S you tried to get everyone to swallow with the iPhone 4.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 8:55 AM (in response to icehotter)
I agree with the above post. There is an issue with IOS6 WiFi.
My WiFi in the house is good with three PCs measured at download speeds of 62Mbps, Ipad 1 (with IOS 5.1.1) arround 29Mbps, Iphone 4s (with IOS 5.1.1) arround 15Mbps all of which are acceptable to me.
But, Ipad Mini with IOS 6.0.1 strugles to reach download speeds of 7.94Mbps.
All measures used speedtest.net and I have removed, reset, re-added the WiFi connection on the Ipad Mini to no avail.
My conclusion is that IOS6.0.1 has an issue with WiFi speeds that the older kit / IOS5 does not.
Perhaps if others are experiencing similar issues they could add to this thread.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 12:57 PM (in response to Doug888)
Thought I should update this post.
I restored the ipad mini as a new iPad and for 15mins the speed was excellent but after that, back to a maximum of about 7.9Mbps so contacted Apple support and I sent it back.
Very quick service from the support team and courier but alas it is deemed '...meets Apples specifications for acceptable performance....'
My own bench test, side by side with an Ipad1 (IOS 5.1.1), with the Ipad Mini just out of the return box from Apple, my Ipad mini (with IOS 6.0.1) is about half at fast (8Mbps rather than 15Mbps). Subsequent tests show results similar to my first post with both the Ipad1 and Iphone 4s performing at least double, normaly even faster on the same Wifi.
Have decided not to purchase more Ipad Minis at this time.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2013 10:07 AM (in response to TN667)
It has to be either the mini's antenna or the OS.
In my living room, my wife and i use 2 macbooks and a streaming Vizio TV every day. The macbooks always show four bars, and the TV never stutters.
I got an ipad mini for Christmas. This device never shows more than 2 bars, and just as often, only 1. The result is that I often get the message, "not connected to the Internet". When i walk the ipad into the room where the router sits, it quickly jumps to 4 bars. I'd guess its a lousy antenna.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2013 12:44 PM (in response to TN667)
I bought iPad 3 (wifi + 4g) yesterday and I really regret what i did.the wifi is a disaster.I tried everything to fix it but this is not a problem which you can fix with playing settings or changing your wireless device's configuration.I am a network engineer I installed proffesional wifi systems many times.I sniffed wifi traffic and I noticed that it drops connection when there is intensive traffic because of loss signal.but The signal was excellent.In addition to this it doesn't try to register itself to The same wifi even thogh it was set to auto register to that wifi.There is a way to make it auto register to same wifi but it doesnt fix the main problem.It might be about wifi card or iOS.I believe The source of The problem is ios.I am wondering that Will Apple do something to fix it or did they declared that they are working on it?cause this is quite annoying problem and i am seriously thinking to give it back.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 12:19 PM (in response to TN667)
Hi i recently updated my 4s to ios 6 and my wifi started working slower than the 3g. its getting painful, on 3g everywehre the battery is getting drained. Apple guys do something to fix this. please
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2013 8:29 AM (in response to TN667)
Updated to IOS 6.1.2 with the hope that finally the wifi speed of my Ipad Mini may improve but alas still half as fast as Iphone 4s on IOS 5.1.1
Mini 6.1.2 SpeedTest.net 8.11Mbps
4s 5.1.1 SpeedTest.net 15.7Mbps
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2013 12:51 AM (in response to Doug888)
I agree with you Doug - I updated to 6.1.2 last night on my iPadmini and have noticed a distinct issue with wifi. The odd thing is it is highly variable- one minute it is reasonably ok, the next it is slow again - mostly on initial page loads etc.
I tried to run the speed test app, and first time round it had 0mb/s download speed, the second attempt gave me 19mb/s so it does seem to be an issue with initial handshaking or whatever is going on - very frustrating.