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  • dherback Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm taking mine into an AT&T store today to see what they can or will do.

     

    I've taken screenshots of running speedtest.net on my 4, 5 and ipad 2 and it clearly shows when I'm within 10 ft of my router the 5 is just as zippy as the others.  When I'm 40 ft away the 4 and ipad are still just as quick but the 5 drops down to <1mbps if it even connects to the wifi!!

  • qkpham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I still believe that my problem is software related because :

     

    - When I try streaming videos from my NAS (so locally), it plays without any hiccups (maybe WiFi is not to be blamed ?) If WiFi was the problem it would have been slow either locally or either via the Internet.

    - During an iCloud restore, it always play YouTube videos without any problem

     

    Never had any problems connecting to any network + disabling any WEP/WPA/WPA2 security does not change anything

  • Apple_Forum_User Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Same issue when I first got the phone. I rebooted my wi-fi router at home and it has worked fine ever since. I've seen others here who also had success after rebooting their routers.

  • dherback Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    AFU, I don't know if you have other Apple devices in your home or not, but that suggestion is kind of wishful thinking.  I've already got several apple devices that have NO issue with my router, and so a reboot is somehow going to magically fix my iphone 5 wifi signal not working past 10 feet?


    Besides, I tried it, it did nothing.    There isn't much I haven't tried.

     

    That's why I think it's a hardware thing.  If it was software my range shouldn't matter as much.  I'm guessing it's something to do with a weak antenna, but that's just a guess based on the problems I'm having.

  • dean274 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    iOS 6.0.1 did not fix my wifi problems, either. I am getting nowhere with Apple or my carrier on this subject...very disappointed that I upgraded.

  • Apple_Forum_User Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I do have other Apple devices and none of them had this issue. It is wishful thinking but my wish was granted by rebooting the router. Maybe you need to rub the router three times before rebooting

  • dherback Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    AFU, I kicked the router but I guess that's different than rubbing it 3 times.  I'll try that next!

  • chris7sam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem as "dherback", ten feet away from my router at home and at work, no connection.  Ive spent that last month huddled over my router at home while the rest of my family freely walks the house with their 4s's and macbook pros.  I held onto the phone longer then the 14 day return policy through Verizon as I was hoping the first fix would solve everything.  I read that Apple really reacts quickly to bugs.  At this point, I wish I could return the phone to Verizon for a 4s but I can't.  Unfortunately, Ill have to return the phone to Apple and hope the next one works.

  • StephPDX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am going into the Apple store for iPhone 5 #4 tomorrow afternoon......sigh..... What are the chances #4 will be the charm?

     

    *crosses fingers*

  • Shaddow Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    OK, update. 6.0.1 did not resolve my problem, it happened today when I went home for lunch. However, I now really believe this is a issue with an interaction between ios software, some networks and the wifi chip on all iphone5s.

     

    I just got my ipad mini in, and connected it to my work wifi and everything went well (just like my iphone 5) and then got home for lunch and had the same exact problem with my home wifi as my iphone5 does. Same reboot fixes it and all.

     

    Turnes out the ipad mini isn't exactly ipad2 guts everywhere. It shares the same

    "Murata Wi-Fi SoC module with the Broadcom BCM4334 package" inside it as the iphone 5. not the Broadcom 4329 based SoC that the ipad2 had.

     

    My home wifi on the iphone 5 only seems to act up after I've been connected to my work wifi, and the ipad mini did the same.

     

    The only thing I havent now done is taker my wifes iphone 5 to work and try to reproduce a day of mine using her phone to see if her phone, that has never had a problem ever before, suddenly acts up.

  • dherback Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You should try that Shaddow, taking the wifes phone to work. 

     

    I work at home so haven't been switching wifi routers so your problem doesn't relate to me.  I did go into the AT&T store today and my wifi speeds sucked as I expected.

  • Shaddow Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Yea, my problem while at first was fairly unique has had a few more people say it seems to mirror thiers.

    Read my old posts if you want to know more, but real quick, my problem is always solved with a reboot, and everything is fine, speeds 20mbit+ everything consistant etc, for up to even days over the weekend if I dont leave the network for very long (or possibly connect to my work wifi as it's looking like).

     

    I work at an internet provider and am the network engineer (so I REALLY understand networks and this shouldn't be so difficult), so I have some latitude in messing with my office wifi, so I am actually going to swap in a different router this afternoon and see if that changes anything back at the house (which for reference has 3 different access points from 3 brands). I won't know anything until I've come and gone for a couple days so it won't be till next week I can say for sure either way.

  • dherback Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When you say reboot do you just mean turn the phone off and on, or do a full reset of the network settings?

  • Shaddow Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Off and back on, that's it.

  • e to the d Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)

    add me to the list!! iPhone 5 wi-fi connectivity is a joke! works (very weak), then it doesn't. turns off, then back on. horrible. time is money, and i got to waste a trip to the Apple store --