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darcilicious
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[iPhone] iPad 2 as wireless repeater?

So my iPad 2 (iOS 6.0.1) picks up the open wifi at work just fine (usually two bars, connection never drops).

My iPhone 5 (iOS 6.0.1), which is right next to my iPad 2, can't even see the same wifi, let alone connect to it, even with the case off, even after rebooting, even after turning blue tooth, blah blah blah.

Is there anyway I can get my iPad 2 to provide a wifi connection to my iPhone? (neither are currently jailbroken).

(I wouldn't even bother with asking this but my 4G connection sucks from mid-morning until end of the work day here)
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Nezmo
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said by darcilicious:

...

My iPhone 5 (iOS 6.0.1), which is right next to my iPad 2, can't even see the same wifi, let alone connect to it, even with the case off, even after rebooting, even after turning blue tooth, blah blah blah.

...

Sounds like your work Wi-Fi is on the 5GHz band which the iPhone does not have a radio for.

Sorry, I do not know the answer to your question.

Edit - I am wrong. After I double checked I see the 5GHz Wi-Fi radio was added to the IPhone 5 (it's not in any previous iPhone). I have read it can take a little longer to find a 5GHz signal.
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ptrowski
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Anyone else have a 5 in the office?



darcilicious
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Don't think so but I'll ask around, that's a good idea.

Also, I didn't have this problem with my iPhone 4.

And for whatever it might be worth, my connection at home is very good but I do notice the bars dropping and climbing even when the iPhone is just sitting there; my iPhone 4 was always all bars all the time when it was connected to the nearest access point (I have two).
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tdumaine
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said by darcilicious:

So my iPad 2 (iOS 6.0.1) picks up the open wifi at work just fine (usually two bars, connection never drops).

My iPhone 5 (iOS 6.0.1), which is right next to my iPad 2, can't even see the same wifi, let alone connect to it, even with the case off, even after rebooting, even after turning blue tooth, blah blah blah.

Is there anyway I can get my iPad 2 to provide a wifi connection to my iPhone? (neither are currently jailbroken).

(I wouldn't even bother with asking this but my 4G connection sucks from mid-morning until end of the work day here)

Without being jailbroken no.
Even if you were jailbroken it cant be a repeater. It could share its 3G connection if it's not a wifi only ipad, but no, no repeater options


darcilicious
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said by tdumaine:

no repeater options

Thanks, that's what I needed to know.
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zero issues with my iphone5 at work connecting to our guest network.
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That's nice for you Doesn't help me at all... unless you think your iPhone will work at my workplace and we can work out a trade...
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RiseAbove
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If you get a 3/4G iPad with a data plan it comes with the ability to turn your device into a hotspot. I don't know if you want to spend the $20-30 bucks on a data plan for a 3G/4G iPad but that is one option.



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Sounds like a defective wifi radio in the iPhone. Take it to an apple genius to test it.
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said by RiseAbove:

If you get a 3/4G iPad with a data plan

If 4G was working as it should in my area, I wouldn't need to rely on wifi
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darcilicious
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said by Post Op:

Sounds like a defective wifi radio in the iPhone. Take it to an apple genius to test it.

That's something worth considering but how exactly do you think they will test it to determine if it's defective? My guess is that if the iPhone connects to their hotspot they'll call it good and send me on my way...
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RiseAbove
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said by darcilicious:

said by RiseAbove:

If you get a 3/4G iPad with a data plan

If 4G was working as it should in my area, I wouldn't need to rely on wifi

Whose 4G are you relying on? You do know you can get an Ipad with 4G from Verizon and use their service while your phone remains on 4G ATT? I mix and match providers all the time so it can benefit me most.


darcilicious
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Okay folks, getting another iPad with cell service is not an option under consideration, and if it was, I would know how to go about it.

The original question has been answered: no, I can't use my iPad 2 as a wifi repeater to resolve my iPhone's wifi issue.

Thanks!
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koolman2
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The iPhone 5 does have the 5 GHz band. Every iPhone before it does not.



AVD
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said by tdumaine:

said by darcilicious:

So my iPad 2 (iOS 6.0.1) picks up the open wifi at work just fine (usually two bars, connection never drops).

My iPhone 5 (iOS 6.0.1), which is right next to my iPad 2, can't even see the same wifi, let alone connect to it, even with the case off, even after rebooting, even after turning blue tooth, blah blah blah.

Is there anyway I can get my iPad 2 to provide a wifi connection to my iPhone? (neither are currently jailbroken).

(I wouldn't even bother with asking this but my 4G connection sucks from mid-morning until end of the work day here)

Without being jailbroken no.
Even if you were jailbroken it cant be a repeater. It could share its 3G connection if it's not a wifi only ipad, but no, no repeater options

no tethering between wifi and bt?
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Nezmo
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said by koolman2:

The iPhone 5 does have the 5 GHz band. Every iPhone before it does not.

Yes, I had already corrected myself in my post above.
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koolman2
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Oops, musta missed it.


tdumaine
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said by AVD:

said by tdumaine:

said by darcilicious:

So my iPad 2 (iOS 6.0.1) picks up the open wifi at work just fine (usually two bars, connection never drops).

My iPhone 5 (iOS 6.0.1), which is right next to my iPad 2, can't even see the same wifi, let alone connect to it, even with the case off, even after rebooting, even after turning blue tooth, blah blah blah.

Is there anyway I can get my iPad 2 to provide a wifi connection to my iPhone? (neither are currently jailbroken).

(I wouldn't even bother with asking this but my 4G connection sucks from mid-morning until end of the work day here)

Without being jailbroken no.
Even if you were jailbroken it cant be a repeater. It could share its 3G connection if it's not a wifi only ipad, but no, no repeater options

no tethering between wifi and bt?

If both were jailbroken it could possibly be done that way, but there's no jailbreak for the iphone 5 yet (public that is), and there is no jailbreak for A5 devices on 6.x.x so its kind of moot since there is no eta for when either jailbreak will release