Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2012 12:12 PM (in response to Sebby*)
I've recieved my Iphone 5 today. Also have a problem with connecting to WIFI with WPA2. If I put it on WEP, it works normally.
I tried it with 2 different routers and with both there is a problem when there security is set to WPA2.
Serial number starts with C3 and production week is 46.
Tomorrow I'll contact Apple Care about it. When I have to resend it I do have to call my provider again to get a new sim-card because the nano-sim doesn't fit in any of my 'backup'-cellphones.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 1:55 AM (in response to C4RLOCO)
I'm having a bit of trouble accepting that this is a hardware issue. I have a 4S, and so does my partner. They both connected fine to WPA2 encrypted networks until we both upgraded to iOS 6, and now when we can get a connection it's painfully slow, and lasts only seconds before dropping. Loading a web page (when it does work) is slower than 56k dialup!!
I changed my router settings to TKIP and now it has a fast stable connection again.
If this is a hardware problem, how come it affects both of our 4S units, and ONLY since the iOS 6 rollout?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 8:47 AM (in response to Samurai7uk)
Samurai7uk, I agree. I had the same issue after I upgraded my iPhone 4 to iOS6. I'm now on an iPhone 5, but haven't switched the work router back to WPA2/AES yet (Netgear WNR1000v3).
My boss was complaining her home WiFi was failing on two iPhone 5's. I just got that router in today (Netgear WGR614v7) but it's running WPA/TKIP so shouldn't have been a problem. It was also on really old firmware and wouldn't accept the upgrade so I swapped a spare WGR614v7 with the latest firmware. I'll see how that goes.
So far all the problems I've had have been with Netgear routers, however that's about all I buy. The only one that's not a Netgear is my OneWire at home and that's been ok.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 10:27 AM (in response to sdlsaginaw)
I've been following this topic since iOS 6 was first released and this is my first post. I have three iPhone 5's and an iPad 3 running 6.0.1 and none of them work properly using WPA2 AES on my Cisco WAP 4410N wireless access point.
I have tried everything (reset settings, AP firmware, etc.) that I am aware of and have been unable to make progress on this.
After reading these postings, my understanding is (a) some iOS devices work with some AES wireless networks; (b) the problem still exists for other iOS devices; (c) it may or may not be a hardware issue; (d) the 6.0.1 update helped some people with this problem but not all; and (e) Apple has not communicated officially about this issue.
Am I to assume that I should just downgrade my wireless security to TKIP and live with this? My son keeps telling me I should move to Android. Maybe he has a point.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 12:12 PM (in response to evos3)
I've updated the firmware of all my routers/accespoints. The problem stays. If I put security WPA2 on TKIP in stead of AES the problem seems solved. I've got one router who's now on AES and that still working.
But if it's the software, normally everybody with IOS 6 must have the problem?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 2:01 PM (in response to C4RLOCO)
My iPhone 5 cannot connect to the internet using a Netgear WNR1000v2 with WPA2 + AES encryption.
I tried disabling security altogether and it does NOT fix the issue.
Behaviorally, it works for a moment after connection is established and then stops working.
Conclusion: The iPhone 5 has issues with various 802.11 b/g/n routers
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 7:37 PM (in response to C4RLOCO)
Add me to the list of iPhone 5 / WPA2 users with massive wi-fi problems. Will connect for a few minutes, then packet loss begins. The WiFi signal shows full strength, but no data is sent/received. If I turn off Wi-Fi then it switches over to Verizon LTE and behaves as expected.
I have Verizon FIOS with 70mbps down, this is the only device on my home network that has issues. The router is Actiontec MI-424 WR Rev F
Serial number starts with C3
Week 37 Build
Chip made by Apple
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 2:20 PM (in response to wello007)
I was having the exact same issues with the except same set up (other than I had a 4S). I went in and changed the wireless encryption to TKIP from AES, and it works fine now. Give that a whirl and hopefully that fixes it.