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John49nl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Since the update to iOS 7 my Ipad wifi does not worn on my 5ghz connection. It works on 2.4 ghz which noticeable slower then I had before the update using 5 ghz!!  Will that be fixed?


iPad, iOS 7
  • 1. Re: My 5ghz WiFi does not work anymore on iOS 7
    bobwild Level 4 Level 4 (1,520 points)

    I have an iPhone4 with IOS7.  I am sitting near my Airport Extreme which offers both 5ghz and 2.4ghz and it is connected to the 2.4ghz network. If I forget my netwrok connection and search for a new network it does not see the 5ghz network only the 2.4 ghz network. It connects ok to the 2.4ghz network. 2.4ghz is fast enough for the iPhone. Speedtest indicates it gets the maximum speed up and down through my internet provider (30 and 10Mbps). My iMac can connect to either 2.4 or 5ghz.

  • 2. Re: My 5ghz WiFi does not work anymore on iOS 7
    bobwild Level 4 Level 4 (1,520 points)

    d-oh, 5ghz is not available on iPhone 4.

  • 3. Re: My 5ghz WiFi does not work anymore on iOS 7
    UG64 Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

    My D-Link DIR-825 is a dual band router where I can set two different SSIDs for each band and I have my 4th gen iPad only join the 5gHz band.  My iPhone 5 will join the 2.4gHz band unless I sellect the SSID that is running the 5gHz band.

     

    If I read your comment correctly, your iPad used to join your network with the 5gHz band and now your iPad can no longer join your network on the 5gHz band?  Can another device join the 5gHz band?

     

    As for the speed difference, you shouldn't notice any difference with internet speeds unless you are one of the lucky ones that has better than 54 Mbts to your network, but you will notice a difference if you are streaming locally over a gigabit network.  I can see a huge difference in speed when printing a document over the slower band verces the faster band.

  • 4. Re: My 5ghz WiFi does not work anymore on iOS 7
    asmaroy45 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a ipad 3 and can not connected to my 5ghz network after update to ios 7.

  • 5. Re: My 5ghz WiFi does not work anymore on iOS 7
    asmaroy45 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My iphone 5 can join both band

  • 6. Re: My 5ghz WiFi does not work anymore on iOS 7
    UG64 Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

    As I stated, my iPhone 5 will join the 2.4gHz band first automaticlly, but if I want it to join the 5gHz band I will have to select the SSID that I have for my router's 5gHz band, because I have a SSID for the 2.4gHz band and another SSID for the 5gHz band.  The iPhone can not join both bands at the same time, it will switch between the two bands based on signal strength. 

     

    Just to be clear, a device will join a dual band router on the band that has the stronger signal, which is usually the 2.4gHz band.  If you can seperate the bands with different SSIDs, then you can choose which one to join, but 2.4gHz has a longer range so your device will choose to join that band first.

  • 7. Re: My 5ghz WiFi does not work anymore on iOS 7
    Paul Schwartz Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Ditto.  I also list the ability to connect to 5Ghz wifi, either automatically or manually, on my iphone 4s.  However, I am able to do so with my iPas2.

  • 8. Re: My 5ghz WiFi does not work anymore on iOS 7
    genekellyjr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My iPhone 4S was connected to my 5 GHz band on iOS 6, but could see the 2.4 GHz band.

    Now, it can *only* see the 2.4 GHz band *right* after I updated to iOS 7!

     

    I have them named seperate things, so I know the 5 GHz band is no longer seen.

     

    Restarting the phone did nothing either.

    It's def broke. Fix necessary

  • 9. Re: My 5ghz WiFi does not work anymore on iOS 7
    UG64 Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

    Your iPhone 4s can not connect to the 5gHz band, you can see the iPhone 4s technical specifications here;  http://support.apple.com/kb/SP643

  • 10. Re: My 5ghz WiFi does not work anymore on iOS 7
    somedatapacket Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple has clearly changed the behavior of the iPad 3 (at least) with regard to wi-fi networks which use a single SSID for 2.4GHz and 5GHz signals. The iOS 6.x behavior chose the 5GHz band first if usable, then fell back to 2.4GHz instead of using raw signal strength as the deciding factor. I now have significantly more iOS-based traffic on my 2.4GHz bands in my production network thanks to this change.

     

    Apple, if you're listening, it'd be great if you reverted to the more intelligent algorithm; 5GHz will often appear weaker to endpoints but provide a vastly better experience in dense environments.

  • 11. Re: My 5ghz WiFi does not work anymore on iOS 7
    somedatapacket Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Bump. Any progress on this, Apple?

  • 12. Re: My 5ghz WiFi does not work anymore on iOS 7
    BobH1.3.4.5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here with iPad Air and TrendNet 5ghz N connection (WPA2), will not join the network.  Have to use 2.4ghz N.  My Macbook Air however after Mavericks update does not have any problem with 2.4 or 5ghz to same router.

     

    Bob H

    Minneapolis, MN

  • 13. Re: My 5ghz WiFi does not work anymore on iOS 7
    UG64 Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

    Hi Bob,

     

    Have you tried turning off the 2.4GHz band on that router to see if the iPad will connect to the 5GHz band?  Just currious. 

     

    On a side note, the TrendNet site has a bunch of firmware updates this month, could the your router's firmware be out of date?

     

    Just some thoughts.

     

    Cheers,

    UG

  • 14. Re: My 5ghz WiFi does not work anymore on iOS 7
    BobH1.3.4.5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    UG,

     

    Thanks for challenging me to dig deeper! .... I tried your test and also tried turning security OFF and that did not work. Firmware was current.

     

    BUT .....

     

    While I was in there I noticed that I had MAC address filtering enabled ... forgot about that, and I was using my new iPad Air (had traded in my 3rd gen with Best Buy as part of their launch incentive).

     

    So ... nothing wrong on my end ... my bad. 

     

    Bob H

    Minneapolis, MN

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