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Anyone still having IOS 6 wifi issues?

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  • Shanon.Roberts Calculating status...
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    Dec 11, 2012 9:52 PM (in response to LMG524)

    Test Ipad at friends/family place. If the device works, it means two things

     

    1) the device is faulty

    2) its not compatible with your WiFi Device where you might need to upgrade/downgrade firmware OR tweek your WiFi Device. This needs to be done by someone who knows what they are doing, otherwise its best to speak with the Product Support Number or someone else who can assist

     

    the above two comments pretty much sum up the hundreds of pages related to WiFi issues

  • applevictim Calculating status...
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    Dec 12, 2012 3:28 AM (in response to Shanon.Roberts)

    If your Ipad works at friends place how does that

    make it faulty?

  • olybaris Calculating status...
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    Dec 12, 2012 10:53 AM (in response to Shanon.Roberts)

    Thanks Shanon.Roberts. I have also tried connecting mine to a public ones like starbucks, mcdo etc but ddnt work. The only place i stay connected is at the apple store.

    Applevictim, my friend has an ipad, and she also have a windows computer at her place and her ipad works fine.

  • Shanon.Roberts Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to applevictim)

    If it doesnt work at friends place OR olybaris place and its new out of the box, its either faulty OR having compatability issues communicating with the WiFi equipment. This is the root problem for all WiFi issues aside from physical faults out of the box.

     

    you either live in pain like all of us here and hope a stable update resolves this, tweak around with your WiFi devices settings and firmware

     

    Otherwise return the Iphone 5, Ipad or what ever new device it is and chance to exchange or get refund.

     

    If i could go back in time, i'd be telling everyone not to invest in these products

     

    Im not being negative, ive been around since day one of these threads and the only FIX was to downgrade my WiFi Firmware as a "work around". As i've worked in IT for all my life, this is something you just dont do, however the documentation of the firmware differences of downgrading firmware doesnt cause any security issues so i went ahead with it.

     

    A friendly warning to everyone , REFUND , exchange / repair or enjoy our pain along the way.

     

    Actually my pain has turned in to humour as its been so long, im just used to it now

  • uahmed1 Calculating status...
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    Dec 13, 2012 4:48 PM (in response to JimHdk)

    I have an Ipad 2 with ios 6.0.1 and we have a problem where the internet connects for about a minute and then when im on safari the loading bar stops 1/4 blue(loaded) and my ipad only has 1 bar of internet but we waited for a long time (17) minutes and we tried everything

    -restarting ipad

    -forgetting network

    -restarting router

    -A lot more stuff I cant think of

    so we called Apple Support and they said the routers firmware needed an update but when we called our internet service provider, Shaw, they said that the firmware update is all automatic. So now the iPad is useless.

    If there are answers to this plese help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shanon.Roberts Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 13, 2012 5:05 PM (in response to uahmed1)

    Hi Uahmed1:

     

    There is a Simple answer, well a few actually.

     

    Latest Firmware doesnt mean its compatible, cases such as myself i had to DOWNGRADE firmware and that i was able to connect my IOS 6 Device back to my WiFi, try that

     

    Otherwise... I wouldnt recommend anyone getting an Apple Device OR upgrade to IOS6 till these WiFi issues are resolved, unless you want to be in the same boat as us here.

     

    Any NEW Apple users, i've given you my warning

     

    Uahmed1: If you are unable to get i working, it simply means your WiFi device isnt compatable with your IOS6 Device. these problems have occured since IOS6 became available to install and no NEW devices.

     

    The other option is to buy yourself a new WiFi Device and hope for the best

  • uahmed1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 13, 2012 5:14 PM (in response to Shanon.Roberts)

    Do you think apple will either fix this bug (because I saw a lot of recent comments for iOS 6.0.1) in the next update or do you think apple can revert my iPad to iOS 5 and fix it.

     

    BTW: My iPad wifi is currently working so if you have anything for me to do for my iPad it might work.

     

    P.S. thanks for the advice

  • lkrupp Level 4 Level 4 (3,085 points)
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    Dec 13, 2012 6:03 PM (in response to uahmed1)

    uahmed1 wrote:

     

    Do you think apple will either fix this bug (because I saw a lot of recent comments for iOS 6.0.1) in the next update or do you think apple can revert my iPad to iOS 5 and fix it.

     

    BTW: My iPad wifi is currently working so if you have anything for me to do for my iPad it might work.

     

    P.S. thanks for the advice

     

    If you read any of the related posts in this thread you would know that...

     

    1. Apple has not officially stated that there is a problem or that it plans a fix. Doesn't matter what some support tech said to some user on some phone call. Nobody knows what the next update will bring or what it will deal with.

     

    2. You cannot go back to iOS 5.

     

    If you yourself are experiencing a problem this thread has a number suggestions that may or may not help. Chief among them is making sure your router has the latest firmware installed. Other fixes include rebooting your iPad, toggling ceratin options in the Settings app. Just start reading and trying some things.

  • flamula Calculating status...
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    Dec 14, 2012 1:30 AM (in response to lkrupp)

    I think the issue relates to having restored a backup from a previous iOS, or earlier iPhone version.

     

    I got an iPhone 5 two weeks ago and restored a backup from my iPhone 4 onto it straight away, since then I have had issues with WiFi:- I can connect to networks just fine, but can't pull any data over them.

     

    I've been having to resort to using 3g/LTE which works fine but is hardly ideal.

     

    My business partner got the same model iPhone 5 from the same store at the same time but it was his first iPhone and setup as a new device - he has used it without issue.

     

    My girlfriend is using an iPad 2 on the same networks as I, also with the current latest iOS 6.0.1 without any issue at all, this is also her first iPad - no backup restored onto it.

     

    Things I have tried:-

     

    My router has the latest firmware and works with any other device I've connected to it just fine (mainly Apple devices as it happens).

     

    settings>general>reset>reset network settings (i thought this had fixed it, WiFi worked perfectly, but only as it transpired - for about 24 hours.)

     

    Power cycling iPhone (no difference)

     

    Setting the HTTP proxy to auto (no difference)

     

    Using a static IP (no difference)

     

    Toggling WiFi/Airplane mode on/off (no difference)

     

    Setting a reservation on my router for the iPhone (no difference)

     

    Changing WiFi channel on router, tried; "Auto", "11" and "6". (no difference)

     

    Changing WiFi encryption on the router (no difference)

     

    All with the same result, connecting to the network is fine, but after a flicker of network activity (maybe 1 webpage loads) no further data is transferred.

     

    Here's hoping for iOS 6.0.2 which solves WiFi network connectivity problems.

  • woka Calculating status...
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    Dec 14, 2012 12:17 PM (in response to Tom Bombadier)

    Hi all

    I've got mine back to normal, I've restored my iPad 2 iOS 6.0.1 then i switched on my iPad & reset network settings

    [ settings - general - reset -  reset network setting ] then I've changed my router channel to 11

     

    And fingers crossed its been 4 days and all is still good

  • mlmlmn Calculating status...
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    Dec 16, 2012 2:44 PM (in response to BenLaine)

    Netgear 3800,  iPhone4, iPad2 recurrent dropped connections  Cycling power on the router allow the Apple devices to connect.  Nexus7 , iPhone5, no problem. What a pain.  Numerous fix fails.

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (21,620 points)
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    Dec 16, 2012 2:58 PM (in response to mlmlmn)

    Netgear 3800? Lots of people having trouble with some Netgear routers.

     

    See here: http://support.netgear.com/product/WNDR3800

  • Shanon.Roberts Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 16, 2012 4:28 PM (in response to JimHdk)

    Hi Jim,

     

    Yes Netgear are aware of their various WiFi Devices having issues with IOS 6 Based Apple products. Can try upgrading/downgrading firmware, otherwise best to buy something different if you want to in hopes for more cmopatibility, otherwise if you cant then your Apple Product for a refund if you can

     

    See my post comments below as all these issues whether Ipad/Iphone etc are all related

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/20606284?ac_cid=tw123456#20606284

  • grm10375 Calculating status...
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    Dec 16, 2012 4:33 PM (in response to flamula)

    I have had this same issue.  Mine has worked perfect since the upgrade until this past Tuesday.  We were putting up the Christmas tree and I went to check the weather and all of a sudden I had no internet connectivity whatsoever.  It did say however that I was connected to my home internet. 

     

    I have tried all of the things you have said.  I am using a Netgear router that is only around 2 years old.

     

    My phone is basically a paperweight.

  • Shanon.Roberts Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 16, 2012 4:40 PM (in response to grm10375)

    Hi grm:

     

    The answer to your problem is contained in my above post and the below link thats also in that post

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/20606284?ac_cid=tw123456#20606284

     

    This applies to EVERYONE.

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