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Topic # 113164 8-Jan-2013 15:18 Send private message

Hi not sure how to fix this - 

When wife's iphone was on iOS 5 it has perfect wifi reception in the room, along with ipad 2 (also iOS 5) and the galaxy s2 had crap wifi reception. router is telecom supplied thomson 585

But i've just realised now on iOS 6 the iphone cannot see wifi in the room at all. move about 10 metres closer it can get weak reception.

Why is there a problem - because the ipad 2 still on iOS 5 has perfect wifi reception, even the android has ok wifi!

What's changed apart from iOS 6 on the iPhone 4 - well i suspended my router vertical but that was before iOS 6 and i am very very sure it had good wifi then, even ok wifi during the first few weeks of iOS 6 where it would take a while to find it

but now ZERO wifi in the room no matter what channel i try 

i have updated to iOS 6.0.1 but no change

any ideas?

edit: title edited to show that I bought the phone from Vodafone Oct 2010 ...

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  Reply # 741700 8-Jan-2013 15:25 Send private message

Update to 6.0.2 then




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  Reply # 741731 8-Jan-2013 16:00 Send private message

6.0.2 is for iPhone 5 and iPad Mini only....

You will need to wait for the next update instead.

I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 6 and its fine, same radio range as always.
One thing you could try, is turning off bluetooth, I've found on some equipment bluetooth interferes with wifi & vice-versa.

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  Reply # 741734 8-Jan-2013 16:03 Send private message

The Thomson 585 routers for WIFI performance are quite poor






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  Reply # 741751 8-Jan-2013 16:39 Send private message

I know ... But it was perfectly fine before Christmas :(

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  Reply # 741772 8-Jan-2013 17:04 Send private message

joker97: I know ... But it was perfectly fine before Christmas :(


Have you checked its Y2k13 compatible?



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  Reply # 741777 8-Jan-2013 17:09 Send private message

But the iPad 2 on 5.1.0 is still as perfect as when y2k12 ... :(

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  Reply # 741782 8-Jan-2013 17:23 Send private message

Wow, you realise Y2K13 is a digit more than just typing 2013.

Yikes.

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  Reply # 742168 9-Jan-2013 12:15 Send private message

gehenna: Wow, you realise Y2K13 is a digit more than just typing 2013.

Yikes.


And five more digits when you type them together in the same sentence! ;-)



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  Reply # 751444 27-Jan-2013 11:36 Send private message

If my iPad is on ios 5.1 can I save the shsh blob to use for iPhone down grade back to 5.1 ?



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  Reply # 752260 28-Jan-2013 20:30 Send private message

ok now it can't even see my wifi 6 metres away. 5 metres is ok.

I think it's time I did something

1) used website to get apple to call me - asked to reset this, backup this, restore that - no good

2) buy a new phone for the wife

3) use cellular data anywhere more than 5 metres away from router

4) call on Vodafone to help? - does CGA cover this? bought the phone in October 2010

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  Reply # 752265 28-Jan-2013 20:39 Send private message

It's more likely you've got a hardware fault than an issue with the software - have you had the screen replaced? If so it's most likely that the person repairing has stuffed it up - this is the number 1 reason for poor wifi performance on the iPhone 4 we see it almost every day from DIY gone wrong



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  Reply # 752287 28-Jan-2013 21:02 Send private message

Nope

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  Reply # 752294 28-Jan-2013 21:08 Send private message

Dropped perhaps? Which part of the country are you in?

Still believe you've got a hardware fault most likely with the wifi antenna connection but could be the wifi chip (the 3G has wifi chip issues but rare in the 4)



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  Reply # 752311 28-Jan-2013 21:27 Send private message

not that i'm aware of

could well be hardware and timing coincided with ios 6

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  Reply # 752313 28-Jan-2013 21:31 Send private message

Try a different WIFI router those Thomsons have poor WIFI as they are




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