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  • 135. Re: ios 6.1 wifi issue
    Zantac_150 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My thoughts exactly.  I think their products are great and I'm a convert from 30+ years on DOS and Windows to a MacBook Air last year...great experience.  But if Apple puts out "redesigned" products every 6 months I think that will have a negative effect on their marketing power.  You are going to see a huge inventory of Apple products on eBay this year. 

     

    In regards to this thread, an "upgrade" isn't always one.  Unless you're just non-functional or a particular bug (that an upgrade is supposed to fix) is keeping you from working/playing, then fight the temptation to click on that software update. 

     

    Let those who want to be on the bleeding edge work out the unintended features of the upgrades. 

  • 136. Re: ios 6.1 wifi issue
    gozzee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    We have had this problem since ios 6 was released. I expected that 6.0.1 or 6.1 would address the issues but it seems this problem is being ignored.

     

    We have three iphones, ipad2 & a macbook pro. Only the ipad has been affected & is showing all the same symptons as everybody here. Its a brick.

     

    What I have found is that if you switch the wireless band settings on my router from 2.4GHz to 5GHz, the ipad gets a signal, as does my mac book pro pretty much as it was before ios6. But... our iphones all then lose signal & cant even see the router.

     

    I cant believe Apple are choosing to ignore this. I am ready to upgrade our phones & mac book pro too, bad timing for Apple. I hate to say it but its looking like a return to windows :/

  • 137. Re: ios 6.1 wifi issue
    0xCharles Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    So, wireless N mode does help, doesn't resolve it tho. Plus I can't even leave it in that mode due to lack of compatibility with other devices in the house. I'm stumped. Even with as many people in this thread with the same issue, it seems to be unknown by anybody but the aforementioned.

  • 138. Re: ios 6.1 wifi issue
    CPC Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)

    Gozzee and 0xCharles - thanks for the suggestions.  I have found that switching to wireless N - 5.0 GHz mode gets my iPhone working again.  Signal strength goes back to "Excellent".  No distance problems, etc.  All other modes still create the problem.  The MAC address filtering and choice of password security do not impact at all. Of course, I can't stay in that mode because then other devices I have do not work.

     

    APPLE - PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND GIVE SOME ACKNOWLEDGEMENT!

  • 139. Re: ios 6.1 wifi issue
    JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (23,635 points)

    CPC wrote:

     

    Gozzee and 0xCharles - thanks for the suggestions.  I have found that switching to wireless N - 5.0 GHz mode gets my iPhone working again.  Signal strength goes back to "Excellent".  No distance problems, etc.  All other modes still create the problem.  The MAC address filtering and choice of password security do not impact at all. Of course, I can't stay in that mode because then other devices I have do not work.

     

    APPLE - PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND GIVE SOME ACKNOWLEDGEMENT!

     

    This is a user-to-user technical help forum hosted by Apple. There are only other users like yourself here. Apple does not read or post here (with the occasional exception of an Apple moderator). If you want your problem to get to Apple's attention send it to them at:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipodtouch.html

  • 140. Re: ios 6.1 wifi issue
    Paulo Ramos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks JimHdk just sent feedback to Apple, but my problem is with my iPhone 5 so I used this link:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

     

     

  • 141. Re: ios 6.1 wifi issue
    mbastholm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So, I've managed to try out three other routers at my friends places.

    They have all worked during the hours I've spent trying to get the WIFI to drop again (on my 4S).

     

    But, back home again, the WIFI drops after a few minutes of use.

    So, it's iOS 6.x that's not compatible with my router. The router, as stated in previous posts, works excellent with my iPad and my girlfriends 4S - both on iOS 5.x. The same router also works fine with my computers.

     

    So.. What's the problem with the software..? Why would the same phone work with iOS 5.x on my router, but with 6.x it won't work with my own router, but with three other routers - all different brands...

  • 142. Re: ios 6.1 wifi issue
    Fromwillmar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've had wifi signal strength issues on my iPad 2 since installing 6.1 (never on any previous versions), my husband does not on his iPad 2 (also 6.1) and I didn't on my 4S (6.1.1).

     

    My ipad is a worthless piece of junk without wifi, (I could get wifi within 5 feet of my router, at which point its easier to use my desktop) so I've been messing with my router settings. 

     

    I found that my ipad's wifi signal strength improved drastically (to pre-6.1 levels) if I changed my router radio mode off of "802.11n (802.11 b/g compatible)".  I chose "802.11n (802.11 a compatible)".  I was so happy I wanted to dance.  Then I realized that my 4s cannot even find my wifi unless my router is on "802.11n (802.11 b/g compatible)" which renders my ipad useless.  I've chosen to use the wifi on my ipad while at home and hope Apple comes out with a fix soon.   I'm not a techie, so if anyone has an idea of what is hapening with my scenario, please enlighten me.

  • 143. Re: ios 6.1 wifi issue
    CPC Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)

    Fromwillmar - you are not alone.  Having same problem though on my iPhone 5 and so are many others - see this thread.  The latest from me:  "I finally spoke with Apple Support today.  They recommended performing a factory reset from within iTunes and setting us a new phone.  Then, before restoring, trying the iPhone with my WiFi network.  I did these steps, but it did not help - same issue. (I've since restored from a back-up since it makes no difference.)

     

    I called back to tell them the results.  They said this could be a sign of a bad WiFi card and have authorized an exchange.  As soon as I get to an Apple Store to make the switch, I will do so and then will be sure to post the results."

  • 144. Re: ios 6.1 wifi issue
    brunosr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    look at this, it will help you guys!!

     

    http://youtu.be/dsFPSlKoViE

  • 145. Re: ios 6.1 wifi issue
    ViniciusT Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Isso tambem nao funcionou....help

  • 146. Re: ios 6.1 wifi issue
    Tech Singh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here is some stuff I found... it worked for some people... for me it lasted for few days...

    WiFi issues for iOS 6 and temporary fixes

  • 147. Re: ios 6.1 wifi issue
    ieman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i also got the same issue after upgrading my iphone 5 to ios 6.1. My wifi can't detect any nearest wifi at all even public wifi. try to check using my friend's personal hotspot, i get it when the phone put beside my phone. i try to restore using itune even set up as a new iphone. But still.. can't use it. Its hopeless without wifi. Apple please do something!!! Tomorrow i will try to check with the vendor, hopefully they will help.

  • 148. Re: ios 6.1 wifi issue
    infomagick Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Any difference/improvement with 6.1.2?

  • 149. Re: ios 6.1 wifi issue
    Hachhe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Nah, it's the same. When the download starts they say: "

    iOS 6.1.2

     

    Fixes an Exchange calendar bug that could result in increased network activity and reduced battery life.

     

    For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: 

              http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 "

     

    If someone find the solution, please shout!