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  • 4,500. Re: iPhone 5 wifi issues
    Christoaster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sweet baby bejebus!!! I've been suffering with my home wifi not connecting to my iphone5 for months! This solved the problem - thank you, thank you thank you!!!!!

    - Christoaster

  • 4,501. Re: iPhone 5 wifi issues
    okehu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for this ... I have tried it but to no avail.

     

    My Iphone5, IOS 6 worked perfectly well on my BT Home Hub yesterday, nothing has changed on the the hub (although I have rebooted it to see if that solved my problem), and won't work today.

     

    My wife's Iphone4, IOS6 is working fine.

     

    I'm off to see if it will work on someone else's wifi.

  • 4,502. Re: iPhone 5 wifi issues
    Ing.Daniel Isaac Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Typical the solution is that reboot the iphone (Press home+Sleep during 5 seconds), after active air-mode and active the wi-fi. sorry but in sometimes you should remove your sites to wi-fi in settings..., write if have more questions.

  • 4,503. Re: iPhone 5 wifi issues
    toughtoad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Posted this solution July 29. Problem has not returned for nearly 2 months as of today: Had same problem after having iPhone 5 since December. Connected fine to guest on home Cisco wi-fi, but not to standard full functioning protected wi-fi. Tried resetting and all other suggested fixes, but none worked for more than a few days before problem happened again. Wife has iPhone 5 that works fine. I also use her old iPhone 4 as a spare Wi-Fi only device. I looked at the connection info on the iPhone 4, then viewed my iPhone 5 Wi-Fi settings, changed from DHCP to Static and manually entered those settings. No problems now for 3 weeks. Hopefully this problem will be addressed in iOS 7, but this workaround does just fine for now. Changing to Static for one connection has not affected all other connections that continue to successfully use DHCP.

  • 4,504. Re: iPhone 5 wifi issues
    Sinuecfb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have solved my problem changing the security setting the router to WEP instead to WPA, no problems in the last 3 days ...... for now.

  • 4,505. Re: iPhone 5 wifi issues
    Kikkerbeer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had similar problems as described in this long thread with a brand new and expensive Iphone5 so got very worried. However a simple reset network settings sufficed to solve the problem and I now have light speed connections. This is not to deny all the misery described or the failing response of Apple, just to inform other people that not all is lost.

  • 4,506. Re: iPhone 5 wifi issues
    passyp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have had the exact problem with iphone5. Am on my 3rd one & it's no better. No problem with macbook used in same places & never had any trouble with my 4. When will Apple wake up & fix this?

  • 4,507. Re: iPhone 5 wifi issues
    passyp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    They tried the reset-to no avail.

  • 4,508. Re: iPhone 5 wifi issues
    Shepherdess Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Toughtoad, Tried that using my iPhone4 but then I didn't get any Wi-fi.  Also tried resetting network - no go.  My iPhone4 works perfectly - except for the non-working speakers - so I use that to livestream music on my docks - which is 75% of my iPhone use.  Apple replaced my 5 last week but same issues.  When my contract is up, no more iPhone for me.  Apple will lose this customer.

  • 4,509. Re: iPhone 5 wifi issues
    toughtoad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry to hear that. We currently have 8 iPhones in our family, including 3GS(2), 4(2), 4S(2), & 5(2). Some of us are on our 3rd iPhone via routine upgrade and will continue into the future as they have proven to be the most useful, versatile, and reliable phones we've ever had. Hope you have better luck with your next choice of phone!

  • 4,510. Re: iPhone 5 wifi issues
    Nshaq Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey guys,

     

    I had the same issue with my wifi on my new iPhone 5.

    Tried lots of different settings and this worked for me.

     

    I have a 802.11n wifi router. When i changed wifi to 802.11g only, everything started working. I use WPA/TKIP

  • 4,511. Re: iPhone 5 wifi issues
    nutso12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just wanted to share with everyone my wifi issues with the iPhone 5 and how I resolved them. I got my iphone 5 right when it first came out. Right from the beginning the wifi would cut out frequently and would run slow when it did connect. I never had any issues with my iphone 4. I tried running the router in both dual band and single band, with different types of encryption and no encryption, without success. I waited for software updates and it did improve slightly. Finally I had it with it and went to the Apple Store and got a replacement. The replacement phone had no issues with wifi. I think that most of the issues everyone is experiencing are hardware issues, as long as you've tried everything else.

  • 4,512. Re: iPhone 5 wifi issues
    JanSKay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Competely agree. My scenario is similar however mine worked fine until a software update as I recall it was 6.1. I think everything everyone has tried ultimately fails eventually in their supposed fixes.  I do believe as many before me have concluded since the beginning of this thread, it's a hardware issue possibly triggered by a software update (when it all began).

    nutso12 wrote:

     

    Just wanted to share with everyone my wifi issues with the iPhone 5 and how I resolved them. I got my iphone 5 right when it first came out. Right from the beginning the wifi would cut out frequently and would run slow when it did connect. I never had any issues with my iphone 4. I tried running the router in both dual band and single band, with different types of encryption and no encryption, without success. I waited for software updates and it did improve slightly. Finally I had it with it and went to the Apple Store and got a replacement. The replacement phone had no issues with wifi. I think that most of the issues everyone is experiencing are hardware issues, as long as you've tried everything else.

  • 4,513. Re: iPhone 5 wifi issues
    goooffii Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have tried so many ways to solve this problem. Let me clear the problem here for those who think this is software problem. Everything works fine till  upgrading the OS from 6.0  to 6.1. First of all, I pretty sure about the software problem. Hope to solve this by waiting for another major update, but it seemed workless. So, I try to have it replaced. at first try, they dont accept that my iphone 5 has the wifi issue and told me that there should be visible issue to report this and replace the phone.

    So, i try it another time, and some how show them how the signal bars decrease and can not even connect to router more that 1 meter away from it by having the video recorded and fortunately when they tried the wifi again, they found out there should be a problem.

    anyway, dont convince yourself that it is just the software issue, cause when you are at public placec outside the US also, you can find the problem clearly. you cant connect to the wifi network of public places even your ipad or previous phone could connect really easily with high level of strenght.

     

    Hope this can guide you through this specific problem.

  • 4,514. Re: iPhone 5 wifi issues
    patrick90 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've done extensive testing now on wifi and iOS 6. I won't deny the fact that hardware issues can happen but there is no denying that they screwed something up with iOS 6 and wifi.

     

    The problem is that, at least from 6.1.+, they attempted to fix quite a bit wrong with the wifi and iOS 6. I have found that the biggest issues are still around with old netgear and cisco products. For me, the problem comes down to encryption - WPA or WPA2 will not work 'well' with netgear and iOS 6, it can sometimes work but not enough to 'live with it'. I've tested this with multiple access point, routers and devices (with firmware 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1). Guess what works? iOS 5....comparing to an ios 6 on as close to the same device as your going to get too (same ipad models bought at the same time).

     

    I hope iOS 7 fixes these annoying issues, which I know are not hardware related, at least for ME but I doubt it given the fact that iOS 7 seems to be a UI update rather than new features but who knows.

     

    Its a good job Apple aren't trying to succeed in the business side of things, this kind of screw up, with no way to downgrade OS would just not be acceptable on a business level and the devices would be returned straight away.

     

    Unless I get some prove that the software is in fact breaking the hardware, and I'd love to see that happen over on the 10-15 random devices that all suddenly stopped working come iOS 6 - which I can get to work just by playing around with secruity settings on the access points or switching the brands entirely, then I don't believe it is a hardware issue. Though I will admit its strange how people report switching devices fixes their issues, though as I said before, I can get mine to work intermittently so maybe they never notice after switching.