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Prowl only working over Cellular Network not WiFi

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:45 pm
by ruskibeats
Hi there,

I am unable to receive prowl notifications with WiFi only on an Iphone4

If I switch Cellular data off on my Iphone 4 and use WiFi only, Prowl notifications stop working, switch it on, notifications start working again.

Can someone confirm Prowl only works with a Cellular Data connection please.

Regards

Re: Prowl only working over Cellular Network not WiFi

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:22 pm
by zac
This is the way Apple's push notification system works; it will only deliver over cellular data on the iPhone, regardless of WiFi.

Re: Prowl only working over Cellular Network not WiFi

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:19 pm
by Lazybones
Actually push notifications DO work via WiFi, but with limits.

1. WiFi automatically turns off if the phone has been idle (the screen is off) for a long time to save power (this has changed a little during various releases) unless an app is busy using it.. IE a streaming radio app.
2. Apple Push notifications do not work through http proxies or through some web filtering systems... IE it might work on your home wifi but not via a public hot spot.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3576
Apple Push Notification Service requires iOS 3.0 or later and a connection to the Internet, either via a cellular data network or Wi-Fi, and at least one application that supports notifications.

If the Settings > Notifications menu does not appear on your device, you don't have an application installed that supports notifications.
You need to open an application at least once to get any notifications from that app.
When the iPod touch screen is on and has a Wi-Fi connection, push notifications are received at any time. If the iPod touch screen is asleep, it will check every 15 minutes for a notification.
If you want to disable notifications from an application, turn off all notifications for that application in Settings > Notifications.
When you restore a backup to a different iPhone or iPod touch, apps will need to be opened again to get notifications.
If the device is connected over Wi-Fi and is still unable to receive notifications, the Wi-Fi network you're using might have a firewall that is blocking port 5223. This port must be open to TCP traffic for notifications to work.

Re: Prowl only working over Cellular Network not WiFi

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:33 pm
by zac
Correct but if cellular data is available, it will use that over a WiFi connection. This is likely because it maintains a persistent connection, so having to jump through networks going on and off over WiFi would probably be taxing.