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iPhone iOS6 finds better connection when Wi-Fi is overwhelmed

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Duane Benson
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Duane Benson   9/4/2012 6:17:36 PM
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I'd say this is a very logical feature. I'm surprised it's not already there. My Android phone seems to do this, but not always well. I can't see any reason not to have this happen. Of course, it would be subject to use preference.

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t.alex   9/2/2012 12:20:30 AM
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Wifi Hot spots information is also collect by iOS to improve GPS service.

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ssharmab   9/1/2012 5:25:47 PM
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Has anyone heard of UMA ? http://www.umatechnology.org/overview/ What is being discussed here, exists already.

old account Frank Eory
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old account Frank Eory   8/31/2012 10:05:44 PM
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Of course it would be better if the WiFi "just works," but there are many times it doesn't, or it's slow, or the router loses its mind and needs a re-boot. How does your Android phone or laptop fix the WiFi signal level when you're too far away from the router?

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_hm   8/31/2012 9:23:23 PM
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It should be possible to select: First best data rate or First Wi-Fi or First 3G/4G. This way user has complete freedom and they do not get huge bill for data.

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MayheMan   8/31/2012 8:39:59 AM
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That would be good as an option but it would be better if the wifi Just works like they do on android phones. Or on laptops or any other device that connects to wifi.

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prabhakar_deosthali   8/31/2012 7:20:16 AM
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Only one doubt I have is while switching the net connection , if i am in the middle of downloading something ,will my current downloading get aborted and I have to start afresh? Many times such aborting wastes a lot of data already downloaded and the whole process has to be repeated

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eewiz   8/31/2012 3:50:43 AM
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Exactly. I think the ability to switch off cellular data or force connect to WiFi only will remain.

old account Frank Eory
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old account Frank Eory   8/30/2012 9:50:32 PM
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This is a great idea! If I'm out in the yard, my phone will still connect to the WiFi, but the signal is weak and the data rate is often better on 3G. In those situations, I usually shut off WiFi to force it to use 3G. Then I have to remember to turn WiFi on again when I go back indoors. I think you guys saying "illogical" are misunderstanding. On the iPhone, WiFi is either on or off and Cellular Data is either on or off, both under user control. When both network connections are enabled, in iOS5 the phone always chooses WiFi if it can. It seems that in iOS6, when both networks are enabled, the phone will choose whichever one has the faster data rate. This isn't going to prohibit anyone from shutting off Cellular Data to avoid exceeding their monthly data allowance.

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Oflife   8/30/2012 9:29:57 PM
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Omitted to say, when I say, 'login', I don't mean the connection's password, I mean that a web page will pop up forcing one to either signup for the location's branded WiFi service or if you're already signed up, login. You cannot remain logged in because the connections often have time limits.

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