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Wi-Fi problom

5099 Views 28 Replies Latest reply: Jun 23, 2009 1:07 PM by MSchenker RSS
  • luvlabs Level 4 Level 4 (3,610 points)
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    Jun 17, 2009 5:02 PM (in response to eunicom)
    As a relative newcomer, you are not yet aware of how Apple Discussions are usually conducted. Thread jumping is discouraged as it can confuse the issue and you may or may not get a response. Often, the original poster get ignored. So please, in the future, start a new discussion so you and the OP can get a better response to their problem.

    Sorry, but I respond to a number of the WiFi issues posted here and they rarely turn out to be related. The simple fact that you are using 3.0 makes you different.
    iMAC, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 2G touch 3.0
  • luvlabs Level 4 Level 4 (3,610 points)
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    Jun 17, 2009 5:06 PM (in response to Ewilliamson)
    Sorry your question got thread jumped. It's sometimes hard to tease out what is going on with WiFi.

    Can you tell us what you are using for encryption on your network? Can you open up the router controls and take a look at a few settings? Specifically, MAC address filtering (off I hope), DHCP (on).
    iMAC, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 2G touch 3.0
  • applegenius18 Level 3 Level 3 (890 points)
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    Jun 17, 2009 5:12 PM (in response to luvlabs)
    It's threadjacking actually.
    iMac 20" 2.66GHz (early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPod Touch 2nd Gen (Firmware 2.2.1)
  • videogayme Calculating status...
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    Jun 17, 2009 5:32 PM (in response to Ewilliamson)
    I have posted elsewhere for this too but this thread seems to have Apple's attention.

    I have a Linksys WRT600N. Since my 3.0 upgrade, I can not do wireless in a functional way. My router is broadcasting the SSID. Settings: 20Mhz standard, Wireless N at 5Ghz, Wirless B/G/n mixed at 2.4Ghz, WPA2-Personal, WPA-TKIP or WPA-AES, key renewal 3600, lease is 60 days, DHCP reservations by MAC address. No other issues for any other device on my network. Ipod worked before 3.0 update. Tried network Reset - no effect.
    Dell Studio XPS Core i7, Windows Vista, IPod Touch 16GB
  • videogayme Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 17, 2009 6:26 PM (in response to videogayme)
    Update: work-around - I have a dual-radio wireless router. I turned off the 5Ghz wireless N radio and now I have no trouble connecting to the wireless radio using 2.4Ghz. My guess is the new "find the best wifi" settings of OS 3.0 need some tuning and were getting confused. Agian, Linksys WRT600N router.
    Dell Studio XPS Core i7, Windows Vista
  • mgjbond007 Calculating status...
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    Jun 19, 2009 12:40 AM (in response to videogayme)
    Same Exact Problem. Wi-Fi connects for a few minutes and then stops working unless I reset the device, power down, reset network settings, etc etc...

    This is lame. Wi-Fi worked perfectly before the 3.0 upgrade. Is there a way to downgrade???
    iPhone 2G, iPhone OS 3.0
  • mgjbond007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 20, 2009 1:25 PM (in response to mgjbond007)
    So, I believe I found a 'fix' to my problem. At least, wi-fi has been working for the past several minutes which is a huge improvement over the rapid connect/disconnect I was experiencing earlier:

    1) Turn Bluetooth On
    2) Connect to Wi-Fi Router
    3) Test connection for a few minutes to see if it's working
    4) Turn Bluetooth Off (optional)
    iPhone 2G, iPhone OS 3.0
  • mgjbond007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 20, 2009 1:29 PM (in response to mgjbond007)
    Actually, as soon as my device went to sleep and turned back on it reverted to the not-being-able-to-connect state. Maybe you will have better luck, but it's still broken for me
    MacBook Pro 17, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Chris Wainscott Calculating status...
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    Jun 20, 2009 6:50 PM (in response to Ewilliamson)
    I've talked to several people with this problem and it seems as if the problem is related to a corruption of previous settings during the upgrade to 3.0.

    Everyone that i have communicated with were able to fix the problem by renaming their home SSID. Doing this got me online at home but I have not had a chance to test my iPod from another WiFi spot. So I cannot guarantee this is a 100% fix to the problem.
    17" Powerbook, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • khenne Calculating status...
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    Jun 22, 2009 3:41 PM (in response to Ewilliamson)
    The new 3.0 upgrade for iTouch changes how your iTouch handles a mixed signal from your wireless router. Before with 2.2.1 it could connect at full strength when it detected a mix of "G", "B" and "N". Now you need to change the setting on your Router to "G" and "B" only and you will see full bars and faster connection speeds.

    Apple needs to post this so people don't was time trying to get their iTounch to connect as it did before the update.
    mac mini
  • MSchenker Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 23, 2009 10:47 AM (in response to khenne)
    Hello,
    I'm having the same problem, and it has nothing to do with a "mix" of settings. Please!

    I'm using an Airport Extreme router, and it worked great until this "upgrade."

    Why is it so hard for some people to just admit that Apple released bad software?

    Why send people on a wild goose-chase trying to "change settings" when you know the problem is that the new "upgrade" doesn't do WiFi correctly?
    Windows Vista, iPod Touch 8GB, iPod Touch 16GB
  • Ironrust Calculating status...
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    Jun 23, 2009 11:14 AM (in response to Ewilliamson)
    Suffering from the same issues.
    I have reset both the ipod and my wireless router several times, didn't help.
    I have restored it with out my back up and put every thing back on, still didnt help.
    AS well I am finding it more slugish in 3.0 then 2.2.1.
    I also am quite sure the wifi range is way down the only way I get 3 bars is if I am siting beside it.
    Any news on a patch yet?
    HP Pavilion Slimline, Windows Vista
  • Mel828 Calculating status...
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    Jun 23, 2009 11:26 AM (in response to Ewilliamson)
    Add me to the list. I've got 3.0 on a Gen 1 Ipod Touch. Looking forward to a fix.
    Windows XP
  • MSchenker Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 23, 2009 1:07 PM (in response to Mel828)
    Hello,
    The question is, how long will it take Apple to do something about this. I'm amazed that they would release software with these kinds of issues.
    Windows Vista, iPod Touch 8GB, iPod Touch 16GB
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