Click the mp3 audio player below to listen to CBS Radio (KCBS) in San Francisco interview Bobby Holland, founder of TabletCrunch.com, about the iOS 6 WiFi problems.
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And here’s some videos I’ve put together discussing iOS 6 WiFi problems:
In case you haven’t heard yet, iPhone & iPad users have been experiencing major WiFi connectivity problems since upgrading their device to iOS 6, Apple’s latest iOS. The issues surrounding the iOS 6 WiFi problems have been very difficult to pin down to any one particular problem. A lot of iOS 6 users who upgraded have experienced different types of problems, on different types of networks. Some users are able to simply reset their network settings, while others have done everything – including resetting their wireless routers AND resetting their network settings – and still can’t get their iPhone or iPad to connect to WiFi.
The problem gets even more complicated when you start looking at enterprise environments such as office buildings, campuses, and organizations of all sizes. Some iOS 6 users are able to connect fine on some wireless routers, while others can’t connect to any.
There’s no doubt that the iOS 6 WiFi problem is complex, and the fixes (we’ve covered quite of few) are going to be different for everyone.
I can say, however, that since yesterday, we’ve seen a fix that has seemingly worked more consistently than any other fix and that is what I’m calling The 2 Step Fix To iOS 6 WiFi Problems.
The interview above (click play to listen) is actually what made me realize the interesting twist of WiFi complications in an office environment as the radio host who was interviewing me said that even he was experiencing WiFi connectivity problems in their office where there’s dozens of wireless routers.
Since then, however, I believe this problem is not as complicated as he (nor I) thought initially. As a place of business – or in an enterprise environment – more than likely there is a server that’s running something like Windows 2008 and that’s managing DHCP (the distribution of IP addresses to routers and to devices). And / or you have a firewall that is running in between your server and wireless routers – all of which can be reset quite easily.
And if that doesn’t work in the enterprise or office environment, you can probably access all of the wireless routers in your business through one computer simply by identifying, and then logging into, the wireless routers. As a last resort, and still not too terribly difficult, is to simply reset your routers > rename them > and give them all new passwords (this time logging what password goes with which router – which should’ve been done in the first place).
So these are just some of the issues that users are facing and the discussions have been great here on Tablet Crunch so far.
Let’s continue the conversation and we’ll eventually find a fix for every conceivable WiFi problem that an iPhone, iPad, or any other mobile device could face!
After all, mobile (and the WiFi accessibility of mobile devices) is the future – we mine as well work through these issues now right!