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    Iphone 4 very slow wifi on sky router netgear dg834gt

    This is a discussion on Iphone 4 very slow wifi on sky router netgear dg834gt within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi guys just wondering if any of you uk iPhone users have the sky provided netgear router and are using ...

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      Iphone 4 very slow wifi on sky router netgear dg834gt

      Hi guys just wondering if any of you uk iPhone users have the sky provided netgear router and are using it with your iPhone 4.

      I have been finding that the wifi speed on my iPhone 4 when on my home network is shocking in comparison to my 3GS on the same network.

      I spend more time looking at the blue loading bar than I do seeing the webpages. Almost all sites I try to visit, as soon as I press go the blue bar fills ever so slightly the screen goes White and then there is a delay of anything up to 4-10 seconds before the webpage content finally appears.

      Another example...facebook app, takes around 10-15 seconds to refresh my news feed.....3gs its dont in 5 seconds max...

      My 3Gs however still flies through webpages.

      I have checked all the usual. Firmware of the router is up to date. It isn't a wireless n router and is currently transmitting at g.

      Anyone else having issues or is it just my phone as I will be wanting a replacement if so.

      Cheers.



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      Re: Iphone 4 very slow wifi on sky router netgear dg834gt

      What channel is the wireless on the router set to and have your checked around to see if anything is on that Channel?

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      Re: Iphone 4 very slow wifi on sky router netgear dg834gt

      its on 11 mate, i have been through numeros random channels, however the 3gs still beats it for speed hands down. So much so that I have gone back to turning wifi off on my iphone 4 and just using the 3G network when im at home

      Was wondering if flashing the router with the default netgear firmware may improve anything :S

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      Re: Iphone 4 very slow wifi on sky router netgear dg834gt

      We have the V1 netgear here and the wireless is fine on Iphone, Itouch and a HTC phone. Is anyone nearby on that channel? Have you tried 13?

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      Re: Iphone 4 very slow wifi on sky router netgear dg834gt

      Quote Originally Posted by PaulSky View Post
      We have the V1 netgear here and the wireless is fine on Iphone, Itouch and a HTC phone. Is anyone nearby on that channel? Have you tried 13?
      Is yours an iphone 4 mate?
      as I say, absolutely no problems with the iphone 3gs...

      I know the new iphone has a different wifi chipset in it, but I cant imagine it just "not liking" the netgear router...

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      Re: Iphone 4 very slow wifi on sky router netgear dg834gt

      Quote Originally Posted by jimmymcmahon View Post
      I know the new iphone has a different wifi chipset in it, but I cant imagine it just "not liking" the netgear router...
      Quite possible actually different chipsets work differently with the different chipsets in each of the different routers

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      Re: Iphone 4 very slow wifi on sky router netgear dg834gt

      Quote Originally Posted by simonmpoulton View Post
      Quite possible actually different chipsets work differently with the different chipsets in each of the different routers
      Agreed however I would have thought i would have seen hundreds of threads around with users reporting the same issue.... hmmm i just need to justify the 70 mile journey to the nearest apple store heh

      come on, someone else must be having these issues

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      Re: Iphone 4 very slow wifi on sky router netgear dg834gt

      not really with todays computer etc, the chances of somebody having the exact same system set up with identical hardware is quite low.

      As for hardware not working together, I have 3 routers in my house yet my wife's 2 year old HP laptop wi-fi card will ONLY work with the old v1 Sky netgear router.

      This is one of the many reasons why I loath wireless but she wants it and so I have set the netgear up as a wi-fi point in the living room.

      Have you tried the Apple forums as you may have more luck there, although I geuss Apple will say you are holding it wrong.
      I'm a PC, and Windows 7 Backup saved my sanity when BitDefender imploded !!!

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      Re: Iphone 4 very slow wifi on sky router netgear dg834gt

      I have the white net gear router from sky (can't remender the model number) and I have big problems with the iPhone 4.
      My old iPhone 3G flys compared to my iPhone 4.
      It is very noticeable when trying to us the BBC iplayer. The 3G would take about 10sec to buffer and then continuious play back.
      On the iPhone 4 the load time is more like 40sec and if the video steam starts, it is very stop start.

      I have a sagem router from sky also and have tested both units with it and the results are a lot better. (no jumping on iPhone 4 and continuious stream).
      The only problem I have is the sagem syncs at about 400k slower than my net gear and as my best speed todate on my line is 1.3meg I chose to stick with the net gear.

      I have notice that is you turn all encryption off on the wifi it is alot better.

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      Re: Iphone 4 very slow wifi on sky router netgear dg834gt

      I have the Sky Netgear DG834GT, & haven't had any problems with my iPhone 4.

      I've just done a speed test, & it's managed 5.01Mbps down & 0.64Mbps up, which given that my router is only currently sync'd at around 6Mbps, and my wife is downloading stuff, doesn't seem too bad!

     

     
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