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by kcuber / September 1, 2015 11:49 AM PDT

We have been having problems with our iPhones and iPads slowing down on our wifi and it seems after doing some research that it is because of the new iOS. All other devices work fine (PC, iMac, Smart TV). I was told that changing the name of the wifi could help, changing to WAP2 could help (it was already on that). So, when I went inside the router I noticed there were two wifi signals being transmitted. I know this because when a device searches for a wifi network both show up that is being shown. When I connect the phones up to the second one they work great again. (I included a picture, the top wifi name is the one we were using all along and the bottom one is the one I just changed the phones to). Does this hurt the connection if I am using both? Slow it down? Why are two available? Is there another config I should be using? Thank you!

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FOLLOW UP
by kcuber / September 1, 2015 11:50 AM PDT
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If you right click the image, you can see it full size.

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What is WAP2?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2015 2:55 PM PDT
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Also the reason a name change can help is in prior discussions where you have the devices forget all prior networks and set up again.

Here's my favorite router settings.

802.11g on an open channel.
WPA2 AES Personal Security.

Never use MAC Address filters.

Edited to add this:
And use another DNS such as 8.8.8.8

Post was last edited on September 1, 2015 2:55 PM PDT

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