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Gach

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I'm on my third replaced iPhone 5 and still having the same problem. I also did the 6.0.1 up date. Here's my problem. It keeps switching from WiFi to 4G then back to WiFi. When it does the WiFi is really slow. I'm very disappointed with this phone. My 4S was a much better phone. Now the 30 days have past and I can't get my money back. I want to go back to a 4S
 
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Rafagon

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I'm on my third replaced iPhone 5 and still having the same problem. I also did the 6.0.1 up date. Here's my problem. It keeps switching from WFI to 4G then back to WFI. When it does the WFI is really slow. I'm very disappointed with this phone. My 4S was a much better phone. Now the 30 days have past and I can't get my money back. I want to go back to a 4S
What are your Wi-Fi settings on your iPhone 5? Do you have it set to your 2.4 GHz band or your 5 GHz band? You said that when it does Wi-Fi it's really slow? I routinely get better speeds when using my iPhone 5 on the 2.4 GHz band than on the 5 GHz band (you'll need a dual-band router that supports both bands, such as the http://home.cisco.com/en-apac/products/routers/E2500) . Here's a cheap one at Best Buy: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/NETGEAR - RangeMax Dual-Band Wireless-N Router with 4 Ethernet Ports/1208844.p?id=1218234872989&skuId=1208844.

Interestingly, I get better speeds on the 5 GHz band on my iMac, but slower speeds on my iPhone 5 on the same 5 GHz band, even when both are within inches of each other.

By the way, going back to your 4S won't resolve the situation. The 4S does not support the 5 GHz band. Personally, I'm thoroughly satisfied with using my iPhone 5 on the 2.4 GHz band.
 

Gach

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Nov 22, 2012
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What are your Wi-Fi settings on your iPhone 5? Do you have it set to your 2.4 GHz band or your 5 GHz band? You said that when it does Wi-Fi it's really slow? I routinely get better speeds when using my iPhone 5 on the 2.4 GHz band than on the 5 GHz band (you'll need a dual-band router that supports both bands, such as the http://home.cisco.com/en-apac/products/routers/E2500) . Here's a cheap one at Best Buy: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/NETGEAR - RangeMax Dual-Band Wireless-N Router with 4 Ethernet Ports/1208844.p?id=1218234872989&skuId=1208844.

Interestingly, I get better speeds on the 5 GHz band on my iMac, but slower speeds on my iPhone 5 on the same 5 GHz band, even when both are within inches of each other.

By the way, going back to your 4S won't resolve the situation. The 4S does not support the 5 GHz band. Personally, I'm thoroughly satisfied with using my iPhone 5 on the 2.4 GHz band.
My phone is with AT&T but my home WFI is with Verizon. I've been tho that with the Apple techs when we change to 5 ghz. None of the other phone work so we had to change it back. My wife and daughter both have 4s phone and have no problem with the WFI. Never had this Problem with my 4S either. I like said I'm on my third new 5. I know others who are having the same problem.
 

Gach

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Nov 22, 2012
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WFI issue resolved, restored my phone and did the 6.01 up date and the problem went away. Thanks for all you help. Very much apericate.
 

winan

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My phone is with AT&T but my home WFI is with Verizon. I've been tho that with the Apple techs when we change to 5 ghz. None of the other phone work so we had to change it back. My wife and daughter both have 4s phone and have no problem with the WFI. Never had this Problem with my 4S either. I like said I'm on my third new 5. I know others who are having the same problem.
Thanks for help.