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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:04 AM   #1
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iPhone 5 - No wifi found anywhere

I just got the refurb iPhone 5 (coming from iPhone 4s) and I'm just having a really odd issue. I can't seem to see any wifi, except for one with 5GHz band. Even when I was activating it at AT&T, the CSR was stumped as to why the phone couldn't see any wifi. Somehow she got it to activate without wifi or itunes so I thought the problem was fixed, but alas I came back home and I cannot see my or anyone else's wifi.

Wondering if anyone else had issue with this. I already reset the phone, reset the network, flight mode, and turned on/off wifi. I've already googled to see if there are similar issues but I couldn't find any. Perhaps I just missed it but I'm hoping someone here has an answer.

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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:44 AM   #2
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Maybe your refurb has a broken wifi. But if it can see one network, then theoretically it should be able to see all.

Have you tried factory restoring the phone? If not I would recommend you take it back to the apple store. As you shouldnt have been given it in the first place with faulty hardware.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:46 AM   #3
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Sounds like one of the aerials is disconnected...I'd take it back for a replacement.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:12 AM   #4
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Before you take it back maybe you should try to restore your phone to factory settings like dextr3k suggested or just switch it off and back on again. I sometimes have wifi detection issues on my iPhone4. What I do is turn on flight mode, wait of a few seconds and turn off flight mode. This does the trick for me.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:56 AM   #5
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I would restart the iPhone and if that does not work take it to the apple store.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:01 PM   #6
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I tried resetting to factory settings and tried turning the phone on/off. I guess my only recourse is to go to the Apple Store. Ugh.. so far away.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 11:21 PM   #7
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Bit of an update. So I went to the Apple store and received a refurbished unit. I come home, fired up the wifi and voila! 15+ wifi networks show up. There was definitely something wrong with that other unit.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 01:02 AM   #8
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Glad that worked out for you.

That unit probably had a bad radio or connection. They should not have given it to you as soon as they realized it couldnt connect to wifi.
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