Anyone Else Have This Problem?
I have an iPad 3 and I have scheduled an appointment with a Genius this Friday because of poor Wifi reception and slow download/upload speeds. Many people online say its my router, which I would like to believe it is, but I can't after spending 9 months trying to fix this problem. (Also, Iphone 5 has a faster download/upload speed than iPad)
Things I have tried are:
1) Restore Router to default settings
2) Enable/Disable QOS, Enable/Disable WMM
3) Update Router Firmware
4) Restart Modem/Router
5) Restore iPad 3 from iTunes new
6) Reset Network Settings
7) Tested with different Routers
8) Changed DNS to Google DNS/Open DNS
9) Tested on 5GHZ/2.4GHZ band
10) Compare to iPhone 5, and another iPad 3 (32GB) Cellular BOTH on Wifi (same network and same band) They were faster than my iPad by double
11) Moved Close to Router, still, iPhone speed doubled
12) Turn off Bluetooth (reported to fix slow Wifi issues, in my case, it didn't)
13) Contacted ISP and plugged MacBook in direct connect to achieve 30mbps download, 15mbps upload
14) Tested iPad on Wireless N/B/G (all poor results)
15) Hard Reset and iPad Restart
16) Turn Wifi On/Off
17) Disable Wifi Security (WPA2) - Slight improvement by 1-2mbps. Not an option to have no security
18) Tried different router channels instead of autoscan (each one individually, 5GHZ and 2.4GHZ)
My iPad warranty is just about up in August, and I have finally given up. I was determined to fix this problem but its out of my reach.
Any more ideas, is there anything I have not tried?
Anyone Else Have This Problem?
No, a DFU restore cannot void the warranty. It is a recommended process by Apple if you are having persistent problems getting a restore to work. However, there should be no need to do one, if a normal restore works correctly. There is no difference in the end product of a normal restore versus a DFU restore. DFU is only used if a normal restore cannot be completed.
Originally Posted by davyvfr
We do have a guide here, if you want to try it in DFU mode - http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacki...e-dummies.html
If you need to restore the device, you should always connect to iTunes and press the restore button as a first step - 99% of the time, that should always succeed for most users.
If that process runs into problems, then DFU may be the next thing to try.
We have a guide which exhausts a full failsafe restore process here as a last resort - http://www.ipadforums.net/jailbreaki...rsion-ios.html, but you should only need that in exceptional circumstances.
Normally, when you take your device to the Genius Bar they will ask you if you have recently restored it to try and resolve the problem (don't lie and tell them you have, if you haven't. They have a tool to check!). If you haven't done it yourself, they will do it for you and send you home to see if that resolves it, so it is definitely best to restore the device first to see if you fix it yourself ;)
If you can show that you tried a restore yourself and it didn't work, then will normally replace the device for a new one on the spot.