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One possible solution to iPhone Wi-Fi problems
Authored by: txoutback on Oct 02, '12 08:57:13AM
Original Poster here,

Thanks everyone for the followups. My nearest neighbor is 1/2 mile away, so I'm fairly certain there was no wifi interference from them...but you never know. Other devices in the area like utility smart meters, point-to-point internet (neighbors use that, I have a T1), or satellite TV equipment could have been interfering on some level too.

The IP address conflict might have been the issue which was resolved naturally when I changed the channel on the WiFi...not sure if changing the channel resets the DHCP or not. I kinda recall seeing an alert on my iPhone once about such an IP address conflict, and I was definitely not seeing it when my troubles started...[can anyone confirm whether or not iPhones have an IP address conflict alert?]

Sometimes different security protocols are definitely better than others...that's what I was going to try and change, even though it had run trouble free for a long time before this.

I know LOTS of people have been having problems like this... do a google search and you'll find pages and pages of rage over phones insisting on 3G/4G over wifi. I'm really relieved to have stumbled onto a fix worth trying, whether it be channel related or I simply forced DHCP to get its act together be accident.

Cheers.

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