** Update 10.29.12 ** I’ve been covering the iOS 6 WiFi problem from day 1 (actually from the first hour iOS 6 was released) – I don’t profess to know everything, but I’ve found (and a lot of the readers that have communicated with me have also found) that more than likely one of the fixes I’ve written about below will resolve your WiFi connectivity issue. If not, then it’s possible your WiFi problem is outside the scope of iOS 6.
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First I want to thank KCBS in San Francisco for having me on this morning to talk about the iOS 6 WiFi problems that people are plagued with on their iPhone and iPad after upgrading to Apple’s latest iOS. You can listen to the entire interview by clicking the player below.
CBS Radio interview:
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But during the interview, Stan Bunger & Susan Leigh Taylor brought up an interesting twist to this whole problem that I have previously thought of and is, what if you are having problems with your iPhone or iPad – after upgrading to iOS 6 – and your work in an office building that has multiple wireless routers located in multiple areas?
This is an interesting question and one that I addressed in the video below:
So a couple of the suggestions I mentioned to address the iOS 6 problems with WiFi in an office building or at your place of work, in the video are:
1) Starting with your DHCP server
First, if you have something like Windows 2008 and it’s acting as your DHCP service – meaning, it’s managing the distribution of your IP addresses to your wireless routers which are then distributing the IP addresses to the devices (such as iPhones and iPads), then I would start by resetting your DHCP. Or resetting the lease range of IP addresses. Or both!
2) Resetting the wireless routers
Even if you work in a large office building or campus, most networked environments would be possible to access all of the wireless routers by simply accessing the IP address assigned to the wireless router.
So as complicated and labor intensive as it may sound, it could be relatively easy to troubleshoot the entire network of wireless routers from one simple computer or laptop on the network. Then as you access each wireless router, you can now simply reset the router or reset the security settings on the wireless router.
Sure, this might take a little bit of time depending on the extent of your wireless router scheme, but certainly something that’s possible.
Plus, if you and your employees are all using iPhones and iPads, AND it’s imperative that your place of business has effective WiFi that’s always accessible, then it would be worth the investment of time and effort to take this path.
You can definitely give me a call to talk about this issue as well and I’d be more than happy to help your business, office, or campus resolve these issues.
Call or text to 706-363-0335.