Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone > iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Sep 12, 2010, 09:40 AM   #1
faisalhussain17
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Question Iphone wifi address

Hello everyone,
i have an iphone 3g and it lost its wifi about 3 months ago.i have tried reseting,restoring,airoplane mode etc.None have worked for me.But i see my wifi address (mac address) in settings-general-about.why do i see the address when i cant see any wifi networks.
faisalhussain17 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 12, 2010, 09:42 AM   #2
r.j.s
Moderator emeritus
 
r.j.s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Fort Knox
The MAC address is a hardware-based, physical address of the WiFi antenna and not based on any network connection.
r.j.s is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 12, 2010, 09:48 AM   #3
faisalhussain17
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
i read somewhere that if you dont get the mac address of the iphone then it is a wifi hardware problem.true?(i am a newbie)
faisalhussain17 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 12, 2010, 09:59 AM   #4
Applejuiced
macrumors Nehalem
 
Applejuiced's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: At the iPhone hacks section.
You prob got a hardware issue.
Applejuiced is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 12, 2010, 10:03 AM   #5
r.j.s
Moderator emeritus
 
r.j.s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Fort Knox
Quote:
Originally Posted by faisalhussain17 View Post
i read somewhere that if you dont get the mac address of the iphone then it is a wifi hardware problem.true?(i am a newbie)
If you don't see a MAC address, then yes, you have a hardware problem.

Now, that doesn't mean you don't have a hardware problem now - your WiFi antenna might still be broken.
r.j.s is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 12, 2010, 10:11 AM   #6
faisalhussain17
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by r.j.s View Post
If you don't see a MAC address, then yes, you have a hardware problem.

Now, that doesn't mean you don't have a hardware problem now - your WiFi antenna might still be broken.
anyway to verify that my antenna is broken(without opening the iphone).i read that geohot said that the wifi problem was with the apple os on iphone.and if apple gives his $10k then he will fix it.
faisalhussain17 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 12, 2010, 10:34 AM   #7
r.j.s
Moderator emeritus
 
r.j.s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Fort Knox
Quote:
Originally Posted by faisalhussain17 View Post
anyway to verify that my antenna is broken(without opening the iphone).i read that geohot said that the wifi problem was with the apple os on iphone.and if apple gives his $10k then he will fix it.
I have no idea what you are talking about ...

If your antenna is broken (hardware), software (iOS) cannot fix it.
r.j.s is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 12, 2010, 10:35 AM   #8
mrpuffy
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Defo hardware, maybe try and fix it yourself if u cant afford new one? [IMG]http://member.***********/imgs/signature_happy.jpg[/IMG]
mrpuffy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 12, 2010, 10:46 AM   #9
faisalhussain17
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by r.j.s View Post
I have no idea what you are talking about ...

If your antenna is broken (hardware), software (iOS) cannot fix it.
i am saying that my antenna might not be broken and i read somewhere that geohat has said that most of the wifi issues are caused by apple's os.
faisalhussain17 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 12, 2010, 10:50 AM   #10
r.j.s
Moderator emeritus
 
r.j.s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Fort Knox
Quote:
Originally Posted by faisalhussain17 View Post
i am saying that my antenna might not be broken and i read somewhere that geohat has said that most of the wifi issues are caused by apple's os.
If they were OS related, the issues would be more widespread.
r.j.s is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone > iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPhone wifi speeds vs. PC on same network kizersoze83 iPhone 10 Apr 30, 2011 11:25 AM
Wifi problems on 2g iphone prabhathandoo iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 6 Nov 15, 2010 01:44 PM
Please Help! wifi issue w/ iPhone 4 at home kandcats iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 10 Nov 10, 2010 04:55 PM
IPad wifi vs iPhone wifi vs Macbook wifi question chimpboy74 iPad 0 May 22, 2010 09:21 AM
HELP ME Please! wifi not working no wifi address bradley22 iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 9 Sep 28, 2007 02:53 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:37 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC