Iphone wifi address

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by faisalhussain17, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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.:confused:
     
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    r.j.s

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    The MAC address is a hardware-based, physical address of the WiFi antenna and not based on any network connection.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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)
     
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    r.j.s

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    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.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
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    r.j.s

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    I have no idea what you are talking about ...

    If your antenna is broken (hardware), software (iOS) cannot fix it.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Defo hardware, maybe try and fix it yourself if u cant afford new one? [​IMG]
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
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    r.j.s

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    If they were OS related, the issues would be more widespread.
     

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