When you have decided to update to the latest iOS 6.1 update, the following Wi-Fi Connection Problem may be bothering you, here I collect some questions about “How to Fix iOS 6.1 Wi-Fi Connection Problem for iPhone and iPad after upgrading to iOS 6.1“, such as:
Q1. Ios 6.1 upgrade doesn’t work ipad2 wifi
I am running into difficulty upgrading my ipad2 to ios 6.1. When i try (settings/general/software update/install now/agree) i get a “verifying update” banner, and then a popup that says “unable to verify update. Ios 6.1 failed verification because you are no longer connected to the internet”
Trying again just gives the same result. I am connected to the internet just fine, can browse, etc. i’ve tried rebooting the ipad, and resetting the wifi router, rejoining the network, all with the same result. Ay ideas?
- problem source: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4826888?start=0&tstart=0
Q2. iOS 6.1 iPad mini wifi issues
Since upgrading to ios 6.1 on my ipad mini I have been having some really annoying wifi issues, it continuously disconnects and reconnects to my wifi network, on top of this I am getting really slow download speeds when I test it on the speedtest app, usually I would get about 40-50mb download and 10-20mb upload but since upgrading I can now only get about 4-5mb download and about 5-8 upload, I have tested this on my iPhone and MacBook and they are perfectly fine no speed loss or disconnections so I know it’s not my wifi box, is anyone else having this issue and if so has anyone found a solution to fixing it?
- problem source: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1534729
Q3. anyone has any wifi problem on iOS 6.1.1 on 4S?
I do. the 4S can not connect to the Wifi even with the correct password. When I enter the Wifi password on the 4S, it said invalid password, even when I know I type the password correctly and all my other devices are (iPhone 5, Blackberry, laptops) using the same password and can connect to the wifi.
I reset the router password, reset network settings on the 4S and still can not connect to the Wifi.
- problem source: http://forums.imore.com/iphone-4s/250682-anyone-has-any-wifi-problem-ios-6-1-1-4s.html
Q4. iOS 6 WiFi Disabled
Just upgraded 4S to iOS6 OTA and upon completion my WiFi is greyed out and disabled. I’ve rebooted the phone, turned On/Off AirPlane mode. Still unable to turn WiFi on.
- problem source: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4310121?start=0&tstart=0
Several people have been reporting Wi-Fi Connection problems after updating to iOS 6.1 on both iPads and iPhones. The connection might work sometimes, but it usually cuts out or takes forever to connect to anything, only to time out shortly after.
It turns out this isn’t so much a bug in iOS 6 itself, but rather in the update process from iOS 5. The network configuration gets corrupted during the update, causing connectivity issues.
Fortunately, there is an easy fix that won’t require you to reset your entire phone (though it will require you to re-enter each of your Wi-Fi passwords).
Step 1: Reset Your Network Settings
Tap Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings and confirm.
This will clear the corrupt settings that are causing you problems, but it will also make your phone forget all of your Wi-Fi passwords, which brings us to step 2.
Step 2: Re-Connect to Your Wi-Fi
Tap Settings -> Wi-Fi -> and choose your WiFi network. Enter your password and tap Join.
You’ll need to do the same for any other Wi-Fi networks you normally connect to, just as you did back on iOS 5.
Step 3. Change the channel on your wireless router (Auto or Channel 6 is best). Instructions at http://macintoshhowto.com/advanced/how-to-get-a-good-range-on-your-wireless-netw ork.html
Step 4. Go into your router security settings and change from WEP to WPA with AES.
Step 5. Renew IP Address: (especially if you are droping internet connection)
- Launch Settings app
- Tap on Wi-Fi
- Tap on the blue arrow of the Wi-Fi network that you connect to from the list
- In the window that opens, tap on the Renew Lease button
What if I Don’t Remember My Wi-Fi Passwords?
If you can’t remember your Wi-Fi passwords, and you’ve got an Android device lying around, you might try hacking the Wi-Fi password with your phone.
No android? No problem. There are plenty of ways to crack a Wi-Fi password.
In addition, if you have a net gear router, it might be the culprit for your iDevices being unable to connect to eh Wi-Fi. WGT64 model from Net gear has been having issues on this end. However, the following steps may help you get back online through Wi-Fi on your iDevices.
Step 1. Login to your router and check the version of firmware your WGT64 wifi router is running on.
Step 2. If it is a version other than 2.0.21, you need to download the 2.0.21 version from the net gear website here. Download the firmware to your computer from the website and unzip it somewhere memorable.
Step 3. Login back into your router again and downgrade/upgrade the firmware to the one you had just downloaded. Let the router do its thing and allow it to complete the process.
Once it is completed, the router will restart and you should not be able to access Wi-Fi on your apple gadget.
If you have a different model of router or your problem with Wi-Fi and iOS6 is not related to the above mentioned solution, the following tips might help you troubleshoot your way to the root cause.
- If your router supports dynamic channels, enable it. WiFi channel congestions are one of the major issues that cause any device to connect to the router. If not, try to set your router to Channels like 1, 11 or 6.
- See if the Wi-Fi issue is related to another device interfering. This could be any other gadget or even that innocent microwave sitting in the kitchen.
- Try to set your router to run in the 20 MHz bands than the 40MHz ones because this single change can immensely increase the reliability of your Wi-Fi connection.
I do hope that the above-mentioned solutions work for you as a Wi-Fi model of an iPad becomes nothing but a paper weight if it cannot connect to the internet! Once again, if you have any other tips that will help other readers fix their Wi-Fi issues caused due to upgrade to iOS 6.1, sound away in the comments section below!
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Note – When troubleshooting wifi connection problems, don’t hold your iPad by hand. There have been a few reports that holding the iPad by hand, seems to attenuate the wifi signal.
If any of the above solutions work, please post back what solved your problem. It will help others with the same problem.
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