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  • 765. Re: Anyone still having IOS 6 wifi issues?
    JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (23,635 points)

    Your firmware is fine but it doesn't work while other routers do work?

     

    I guess your question to me was rhetorical. I hope I haven't wasted my time trying to help.

     

    Why don't you get a router that is known to work? Say an Apple Airport Express?

  • 766. Re: Anyone still having IOS 6 wifi issues?
    NikolaiAK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is not a Router Issue. Anything else connect well to the routers, except iOS6 devices

  • 767. Re: Anyone still having IOS 6 wifi issues?
    JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (23,635 points)

    Actually read through the posts in this thread and you will see why it could indeed be a router issue even if some other devices continue to connect.

     

    To look at another way, if the vast majority of WiFi routers are working well with iOS 6 what is different about those routers that don't work? How can they be perfect if other routers do work with iOS 6? What's different?

     

    Routers have bugs just like any other software. Sometimes the bugs are only exposed under the right circumstances.

     

    That's not to say that there couldn't be some problems in iOS 6 but the simple argument that it must be iOS 6 at fault because the problem only occurs with iOS 6 isn't valid. It just isn't that simple as much as we would like it to be.

  • 768. Re: Anyone still having IOS 6 wifi issues?
    PS_apple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi

    Try switching off your office modem. Pull out pore plug for 10 seconds and then restart the modem. It worked for me.

  • 769. Re: Anyone still having IOS 6 wifi issues?
    PS_apple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi

    I had the same problem. tried everything but nothing worked. finally switched off and restarted modem and it worked in a flash. Try switching off your office modem. Pull out power plug for 10 seconds and then restart the modem. It worked for me.

  • 770. Re: Anyone still having IOS 6 wifi issues?
    francisbao Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    JimHdk, can you explain why iOS5 worked fine on same device - iPad/iPhone with same routers, iOS6 does not?

  • 771. Re: Anyone still having IOS 6 wifi issues?
    JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (23,635 points)

    francisbao wrote:

     

    JimHdk, can you explain why iOS5 worked fine on same device - iPad/iPhone with same routers, iOS6 does not?

    I can give you a possibility: iOS 6 uses a WiFi function that iOS 5 didn't use and that function isn't implemented correctly on the router in question. There are several examples of this actually happening described in this thread if you read it from the beginning.

     

    Here's a question for you, if iOS 6 is working fine with the vast majority of WiFi routers (and it is) then why doesn't it work with some particular router? What's different about that router?

  • 772. Re: Anyone still having IOS 6 wifi issues?
    TheWhiteStig Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    "Routers have bugs just like any other software. Sometimes the bugs are only exposed under the right circumstances."

     

    It's interesting you say that, because the same thing apply to iOS. Some bugs are only exposed under the right circumstances, so if you do something to the router and fixes the problem doesn't mean it's the router's bug either.  This is what we call interop issues; and if an equipment doesn't work with multiple vendors' equipments, especially after upgrade, that would be the first piece of gear under investigation.  This is not only the industry's common practice, but also a common sense.  Don't just tell people to upgrade their firmware or buy a new router.

  • 773. Re: Anyone still having IOS 6 wifi issues?
    jo'elle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you!

  • 774. Re: Anyone still having IOS 6 wifi issues?
    francisbao Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    JimHdk asked:

     

    Here's a question for you, if iOS 6 is working fine with the vast majority of WiFi routers (and it is) then why doesn't it work with some particular router? What's different about that router?

    By same token, the question most people asked is -- if iOS5 worked with most of WiFi routers then WHY iOS6 only works with some of those most of WiF routers, only works with some of them after upgrading firmware, does not work some of them even after upgrading firmware?  What's different between iOS6 and iOS5?

  • 775. Re: Anyone still having IOS 6 wifi issues?
    JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (23,635 points)

    TheWhiteStig wrote:

     

    Don't just tell people to upgrade their firmware or buy a new router.

    OK, they can take no action at all and just sit there with their problem.

     

    Updating firmware is good practice and recommended by router manufacturers.

  • 776. Re: Anyone still having IOS 6 wifi issues?
    Ancient1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Buying any new router is a guess and may not help.

     

    Various routers are thought to equally work and not work. The only routers to avoid are those that the manufacture have highlighted as presenting a problem.

     

    Only one Netgear model has been identified as having a firmware issue and that issue was not restricted to IOS6. It was an error in the latest firmware release. Assuming all Netgear routers have a firmware issue is nonsense. Assuming all old routers are faulty is also nonsense.

     

    Other than Netgear recalling firmware for one model there is no consistent pattern regarding routers.

     

    My network infrastructure is Apple. I have AirPort Extreme and AirPort Express wifi devices. Various versions but all with current firmware. I see the issue on my IOS6 devices with all other devices working fine.

     

    Buying a new router is a waste of money unless you a) want one anyway; b) can confirm that your existing router has a limitation or fault in either hardware of firmware; c) think that the one you buy may work because somebody else has said their's works even though somebody else with the same router has issue.

     

    This is absolutely NOT just down to routers. Changing your router will NOT solve the issues being experienced in this thread. At best it may mask the issues for you,and who knows what other demons may be being masked.

  • 777. Re: Anyone still having IOS 6 wifi issues?
    Tony8621 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    my ipad was recovered by myself, then it work well now. So anyone with this issue need to be sure of your IOS6.0 is completely installed. If you are not sure about this, pls restore it by yourself with correct firmware. I used to restored it by itunes' download, but failure. So I downloaded 6.0firmware from other website and then restored by shift + recover, after then it worked as normal with wifi. Moreover, I change my netgear's IP as firm one, like, my lan's IP is 192.168.1.5, so i changed wlan's IP as 192.168.0.1.

  • 778. Re: Anyone still having IOS 6 wifi issues?
    mastrbuilder Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Basically I agree it is Apple's fault. If this update required a router firmware update it should have been stated before you we're allowed to download iOS6. Even Window with its buggy software informs its customers of what is required before you install the software. Now it is time to fess up to these Wi Fi issues and let us know when they are going to be fixed. However they are too worried about their iPad Mini release and don't want more bad press concerning iOS6 to hurt their sales to heck with all the current customers.

  • 779. Re: Anyone still having IOS 6 wifi issues?
    Ancient1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Maybe we should see if there are actually ANY routers that work consistently. Do you know ONE router that works consistently? You have suggested an Apple AirPort Express, but this shows the issue as well.

     

    There are hundreds of different routers on the market. Do they all have firmware issues? Do they all have out of date firmware? Do they all have a dodgy implementation of the current international wifi standard?

     

    Why do some routers work in one installation while in another installation it shows the issue?

     

    Why do Apple routers show the issue?

     

    Why should the world buy new routers because IOS6 has been released?

     

    Simple debug protocol - "what has changed"? There is a common answer - "IOS6".

     

    Current release routers with current release firmware display this issue. All all router manufacturers to blame here?

     

    The fact that an individual may not experience this connectivity issue is great for them. It does not mean the issue does not exist and it does not mean it is not within IOS6. The fact that an individual works successfully with a particular router does to mean another person will not have this issue with the same router.

     

    This is not a simple issue. The testing I have done indicates it is complex and multifaceted. My testing indicates it is within IOS6 and is related to how connections are established and maintained. It would seem that IOS6 has something similar to a memory leak that means the issue builds over time. Resetting the network connections within the IOS6 device clears the issue, at least for a while. Resetting my routers doesn't show the same result.

     

    Maybe the real question is "what is it that has been implemented in IOS6 that is so different to current comms protocols in other devices"? It may be that IOS6 is not the 'problem' itself but it is surely a catalyst.

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