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  • AUMarkQLD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 12:54 PM (in response to r_a10013)

    D-link DIR 655 settings to work well with Iphone 5.

    Reset your Modem, on the back of the modem press the reset button (use a pen) and hold botton down for at least 10 secs until you see all the blue lights go off quickly then start again. On your PC immediately login 192.168.0.1 password is blank, user name is Admin.

    1. Goto setup page then Wireless Settings

    2. Click Manual wireless setup

    3. Type in your new Wireless Network name

    4. Tick auto channel scan

    5. Channel width 20/40

    6. Auto Channel scan

    7. Visible NO

    Important: Set security settings to None! (You will use instead dedicated MAC addresses see below)

    Click save settings

    1. Click advanced then network filter

    2. In the drop down box select: Turn Mac filtering on and allow computers.....

    3. Type in your MAC address for each piece of hardware you wish to connect wirelessly.

    4. IMPORTANT The first address should be your PC's MAC address. If you dont enter the correct MAC then you will have to restart this procedure again as the DIR 655 will block you out.

    5. Add your iphone Mac Address. Found in Settings-General-about

    6. Once you've added all the MAC addresses click save then save again.

     

    1. Goto tools then admin

    2. Enter in your Password into all boxes (admin and user sections) for when you want to login into the DIR 655

    3. Click save

     

    Finally on the same page click system tab on the left and reboot. Wait until it restarts and login with your Password you created. If you cant see the login page when you enter 192.168.0.1 then your PC Mac address was incorrect.

     

    Do a speed test on your Iphone 3,4,5 and you should find its more stable, and faster. Security is fine as ONLY devices with the MAC addresses you entered can connect wirelessly.

     

    This process worked for me. Cheers and hope it helps someone with the Iphone 5 and the D-Link DIR 655

  • AUMarkQLD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 12:59 PM (in response to AUMarkQLD)

    Just noted: When connecting on your Iphone 5 in settings as youve set you SSID to NOT visible select other-type the name you entered and it should connect (no password is required) as you should have entered your phones MAC address in the allowed only list on the D-Link DIR 655.

  • r_a10013 Calculating status...
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    Feb 18, 2013 1:09 PM (in response to AUMarkQLD)

    Can anybody offer detailed instructions for NetGear Router?

  • Shanon.Roberts Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 3:00 PM (in response to r_a10013)

    Contact Netgear for support on your WAP product, ive generally found them OK to talk with. There are no detailed specific instructions for configuration, the basic setup from your Internet Provider should get you up and running , otherwise Netgear to offer help.

     

    If you're having connectivity issues with Netgear such as the password is not accepting, there's a high chance its firmware related,... again speak to Netgear about it.

  • Shanon.Roberts Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 3:00 PM (in response to Shanon.Roberts)
  • ozsmacd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 4:14 PM (in response to tobifs)

    Hi All,

     

    I've started a new discussion for those who specifically have the issue of slow downloads of large files/podcasts/etc over WIFI networks.  Just wanted to focus on this specific topic, rather than general WIFI issues that many people are seeing (ps if you are having issues connecting to WIFI networks, take your phone back as soon as you have confirmed this issue on a few different WIFI networks, don't put up with it!).

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4820670

     

    Good luck everyone who is having issues!

  • Jamarias Calculating status...
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    Feb 19, 2013 5:30 AM (in response to ozsmacd)

    Ok guys so a lot of issues on ios 6.x.x  but the most annoying for me is when the wifi gets disconnected after a few minutes you leave the iphone locked. Anyone else has the same problem? This is just unprofessional i mean Apple your supposed to move forward but with these issues i suppose more people are leaning towards androids now.  Does anyone know if theres going to be a fix for this?

  • aikls Calculating status...
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    Feb 19, 2013 6:18 AM (in response to Jamarias)

    Try to check some posts from few pages back. There are some remedies that seemed to work for others.

    This has become one of the biggest concerns for iphone5.

    We need updates!!

  • HomerJ324 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 19, 2013 1:53 PM (in response to aikls)

    I have tried everything listed. Swapped my phone twice. I am just about done with apple and the current update has not fixed the problem.

  • Couchar Calculating status...
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    Feb 19, 2013 2:53 PM (in response to tobifs)

    I managed to isolate the problem on my iPhone 5.

    The wifi behaves badly on 2,4 GHz networks, On 5 GHz networks it seems to be a lot better.

    But as most public networks are still on 2,4 GHz and as 5ghz has not the same range as as 2,4 GHz, this remains a problem.

     

    On 2,4 GHz networks: only able to Connect when next to the router, speeds drops dramatically as soon as I move a few steps away .

    On 5 GHz networks: speed is perfect, distance from router also, but 5 GHz networks is unusable when there is an obstacle (wall) between the iPhone and the router

  • AUMarkQLD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 2:29 AM (in response to Couchar)

    My findings are not related to channel band width at all. I travel alot and have access to numerous manufactured wireless routers from Belkin to D-link and others. The problem is wifi security, IE 'All' options WEP, WPA etc etc. Open the security, set to none and test your connection the for a short time and Im confident you will see a remarkable difference. If you have a dedicated MAC address option within your router then use it. If not you have 3 options.

     

    1. Buy a WIFi router that does or

    2. Only connect via your 3/4G internet provider

     

    The third option is buy a samsung.

     

    Since removing security completely, using rules only to accept MAC addresses from the hardware I choose (very secure) my Iphone 5 is sensational! Apple on the other hand need a good swift kick up the.

  • robertk1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 3:39 AM (in response to AUMarkQLD)

    AUMarkQLD wrote:

     

    Since removing security completely, using rules only to accept MAC addresses from the hardware I choose (very secure) my Iphone 5 is sensational!

     

    MAC filtering without encryption is NOT secure.  It may keep the casual person from connecting to your router, but your WiFi traffic can still be sniffed, and without encryption, all your traffic can be read by anyone determined to do so.

  • HomerJ324 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 2:23 PM (in response to robertk1)

    I am running a MAC filter and the speed has improved but not happy running it this way. I will be changing it back.

     

    I know when I stream YouTube it works ok and 1 or 2 others. every other web site with video it buffers very slowly or not at all.

     

    I tested it with out of box state. I can only assume its a software problem.

     

    Not happy at all since I paid full price from my phone. looks like I am going to sell it and go to the dark side.

     

    Funny thing is if you jailbreak your phone it works ok is what I have been told.

  • AppieNL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 3:38 PM (in response to tobifs)

    I returned my iphone5 2 weeks ago.

    Today a received a new, probably refurbished, one.

    Configured as new phone

    Works perfect, normal data traffic when I have 2/3 strong wifi connection

     

    My problem was a hardware issue

  • HomerJ324 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 3:56 PM (in response to AppieNL)

    I did the same and worked for 15 mins and then fail.

     

    try streaming a video clip from the web but not from YouTube and i wounder if it buffers ok.

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