My 3rd generation iPad still is unable to connect to several WiFi networks after iOS 6.0.1 upgrade (as a bunch of other A5 devices). Research and on the internet has been unsuccesful, only to realize that I'm not alone on this matter.
Since I'm a computer engineer, I can UNDERSTAND that you have a faulty release of the iOS with v6.0.x, however it's absolutely UNNACEPTABLE that you:
1.- Fail to acknowledge the problem with an official statement. That would have save me hours researching on the net, changing settings on my WiFi routers and trying all kind of voodo on the iPad.
2.- Refuse for all means to sign the downgrade to iOS 5.1.1, which was working perfectly fine and will solve the issue while you came out with a permanent solution. After all, it's MY iPad, and as a user and owner I DEMAND to be able to change the version of the system on MY device at will.
After all, it's MY iPad, and as a user and owner I DEMAND to be able to change the version of the system on MY device at will.
If you are a "comuter engineer" as you claim you should have no trouble at all figuring out how to downgrade your iOS version. It is done all the time by people who actually know what they are doing. So who are you anyway?
So I said "computer engineer" and you inmediately thing that I MUST be an iOS expert, otherwise I'm not an engineer. Great! By your logic, so all "doctors" MUST be cancer experts, because otherwise they are not doctors.
In any case, Apple's refusal to sign and approve the iOS 5.1.1 rollback is not a technical issue, but just an Apple's policy (a stupid-control-freak policy if I may add). It's possible to revert ONLY if you saved an SHSH of the iPad before the update, which in my case I didn't considered to be necessary, because I use it legally and without jailbreak, as probably a lot of other people in this discussion.
This Apple's approval is a complete none-sense. I see no reason why anybody MUST "ask" Apple for their permission to upgrade YOUR computer to OS X 10.8, and then "ask" them back if they grant me permission to reinstall OS X 10.7 (in case for whatever reason I don't want it anymore). That's exactly what iTunes does when you "restore" you iDevice IPSW.
I feel the same way too! What's with these fanatics who wish to stand up for apple anyway? I don't get it. Ill say it again, perhaps it's more than just programming and could be something to do wit their frivolous lawsuit against Samsung? Reaching at straws here, I know. I have a hard time believing that these designers are idiots. I really do, which is why I think they may have been having some issues with design patents? I'm not an engineer but I do appreciate intelligent well thought out designs.
i tried this fix from an very early preply:
"..I no longer have the issue... In the wifi settings I clicked on my network and went manual and chose to auto login and it has been working ever since... Turn the http proxy to manual n it should be working... "
Seemed to work for me. at least so far, as far as my wifi issue is concerned.
November 24, 2012 I am still dropping wifi connection on all of my iOS6 devices. I have the network proxy set to auto and renamed the SSID name on my router as recommended here. Still dropping wifi connection. My speed is half of what it was before the update to 6.1. What is the discussion about router firmware / protocol?
I Ill say it again, perhaps it's more than just programming and could be something to do wit their frivolous lawsuit against Samsung?
You have no clue so don't make ridiculous statements. Do you actually think everybody is having this issue? Do you actually think even the majority of users have this issue? There are six iOS users in my immediate family using two iPad 2s, three iPhone 5s, and two iPhone 4Ss. NONE of us are having any WiFi issues on iOS 6.0.1. NONE of us have ever had WiFi issues. My own iPad is on iOS 6.0.1 and works everywhere on both public and private WiFi networks. Maybe you and a small minority of users are having issues for some reason which you can't figure out but don't go making blanket assumptions.
It is estimated that iOS 6 is now on some 200 million iOS devices at latest count. The repeat posters here represent the tiniest of minorities so don't use the number of posts or views in this thread or others as "proof" of anything because it is not. THAT's why Apple is neither admitting nor responding to accusations like yours. It is simply not that big of a problem. But you are right about one thing. Apple's engineers are not idiots, WiFi has been around much longer than Samsung's wireless products, and Apple was one of the first companies to embrace WiFi when it arrived on the scene.
We have seen stuff like this on every version of Windows, Android, iOS, OS X, etc. that get released. It may be WiFi, or printing, or Bluetooth, or RAM, or any other function or subsystem. Somebody always winds up with hosed systems for literally dozens of reasons. And we always see the clueless ranting and raving about something they know nothing about, making wild accusations and spouting ridiculous conspiracy theories. So in that respect, I guess, you are not alone.
This Reply sponsored by an iOS6 programmer.
All other Apple user know the Wifi bugs only you dont have. iOS 6 isnt working with mobilephone hotspots.
if im at home, and i share the internet from my BlackBerry, my iPad 2 can use the internet.
If im on the way (bus, train ...) my iPad 2 can connect to my BlackBerrys hotspot, but no internet. On my Dell notebook have internet, or any other device, but the iOS 6 cant use the shared internet from phone hotspots. I was try to restart the iPad, or giv fix IP (like my notebook), or renew DHCP IP, but isnt working.
With iOS 5.1.1 i have no problem like this... iOS6 is the Vista of Apple.
The people experiencing connectivity issues don't care who "embraced" WiFi first, how many bugs Android or Windows have or how "big" the problem actually is. They only know they've paid a considerable sum for technology that should "just work", except in their case, where it doesn't.
No one outside of Apple's inner circle knows why its taking so long to resolve this (they lack neither the expertise or the financial resources) but if it was a simple bug they would have fixed it by now (no corporation wants to deliberately alienate customers or solicit unecessary negative publicity).
Its good to know you're fortunate enough to have fully functional iDevices but please don't denigrate those who are experiencing problems. That doesn't help anyone including Apple...
You're right, I DON'T have a clue and DON'T care. If you aren't having issues then why are you even bothering to post here, ikrupps? Or is it that you are a troll? It's such a small issue for apple that they shouldn't care? I'm glad you're view isn't wildly appreciated.
I know that if this isn't resolved soon, I and many others will never againg look at Apple as any kind of answer to their needs.
Same reason why myself and many others don't buy American made automobiles; we like reliable automobiles that don't have issues. Yet, many Americans will proudly stand behind junk products and continue supporting them all the while sticking up and protecting them. Apple fans seem to be the same way too.
With regard to your router question.
While there are numerous comments about replacing routers there is nothing to indicate that this will "fix" the issue. It is clear the issue is not with any particular brand or model, other than where a router manufacturer may have advised they have a specific issue. Nether, forgone have advised an issue with firmware for a small number of their routers. This is not noted as applying to IOS6 and is are general firmware issue for a specific model, and has been addressed through their release notes.
Always make sure your router is running the latest approved firmware. If you are not sure how to do this, you should find someone locally who can assist you. If your router is running the latest firmware it should be fine and work with all external devices.
Just to be clear throughout this thread you will see references to routers that "do not work" or "should be replaced", you will also see references to router that "work fine" or "having bought a new router all is ok again". The reality is that the same router names & models are appearing on both sides of the fence. As an example, the Apple Airports - irrespective of model - are listed as working fine but also failing, despite being latest firmware.
The fact that some people see this issue differently is a factor of its complexity. The fact that it is notnecessarily immediately visible and tends but become visible over time is another key point that would link to usage or environmental factors. I do not believe that any advice here is fix the cause of the issue. I believe only Apple can do that, and that will take time given the nature of this issue. We need to be able to work around this while Apple get on with their part.
From my experience, I can "avoid" the issue by restarting my IOS6 devices each day. I know this is true because if I leave it on for an extended period the issue becomes visible.
if you do not already, look to set up a practice of turning your device off each 24-48 hours. When I say "off" I mean shut it right down not just make the screen dark. Hold the power button down until you see the "slide to power off" message and shut it down that way. Give it a minute or two and then start it up again. See how that goes.
Some people regularly shut down their phone at night while others don't. It would be good to hear if people who shut down regularly are seeing the issues or not.
For may part, I normally leave my devices on 24/7/365. Every couple of months or so I will see an issue with connecting to my carrier, so I restart and all is fine. This 24hour shut down protocol is letting me avoid the issue now.
Hope this helps.
i've battled my iphone 5's network connectivity since day 1. i've wiped it, reinstalled, restored...done everything suggested and it still doesn't work as well as my iphone 4 running ios 5. i have to reset network settings several times a day. once it's on a wifi network, it works fine for a while. but, as soon as there is a switch to a new network or from wifi to data-over-mobile things can go quickly awry. very disappointed with apple on this, especially since it's been a couple months since release. in particular, switching between cell towers and types of data signal seems much slower than with the 4. my phone reports signal for a long time after there is none and takes a long time to recognize a signal once there is one present (compared to the 4). i live in vermont where signal comes and goes a lot. i wonder if this might have something to do with their new integrated chip. i suppose it could be my phone in particular, but from reading other posts, i'd say not. uhappy iphone 5 owner.
You know, ikrupps is probably correct in his assumption that Apple doesn't care. I give them a few weeks then I say. Ignore that Apple. I'm tired of this already. If I could downgrade but was told no way. I complained that they already knew of the issues beforehand and STILL recommended it. I've called and done, like everyone all the stupid things they've asked me to do. Upon calling back they all feign ignorance on the issue?
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