WiFi Encryption Does Not Seem to Work

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by infosprt, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    Temecula, CA
    It seems that the iPhone will not work when using a WiFi system with encryption. The only way I could get it to work was to remove the encryption from my home network.

    I am very surprised that this problem was not fixed prior to iPhone availablility. I sure hope Apple acknowledges the problem and issues a fix for it ASAP.

  2. Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Sep 6, 2003
    i have WPA encryption enabled on my home network (airport express base station) and my iphone connects and works with it with no problems...
  3. macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007
    Are you running WEP/WEP2? That'll seriously mess up download speed if they don't fix that.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
  5. macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007
    I was asking if he was running WEP or WPA/2 encryption.
    The second part was meaning if Apple doesn't fix this problem (this guy isn't the first that can't connect via WIFI), it's going to make everyone run off of EDGE all the time and slow down internet speeds. Sorry for the confusion.
  6. macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2004
    Make sure you select the hex key option if you are using one. The iPhone will let you enter your key and connect and show bars etc but it won't work. When setting up and entering the pw/key make sure you tap the ">" next to the "WEP Password" on that screen. It is kinda subtle and easy to miss. Once you enter and ok it you can't go back and change this however, you need to make the iPhone forget your network and then re-add it doing what I said above. If that doesn't work reset all the network connections.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2003
    New Jersey USA
    How are you resetting all network connections on the phone?

  8. macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2002
    Its the Hex Key Password. Had same problem last night, now it works perfect.

    You have to delete the wifi location you found.

    Then let your iphone find your local wifi again.

    Then when it asks for password, hit the other option key (to the right). Then it states to enter your Hex Key Password. Then you should be ready to Rock n Roll
  9. macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2005
    Any ideas on 802.1x EAP-TLS cert-based security?
  10. macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    To ultimately get mine to work I had to use a $ before my hex code. It accepts it now. However I still can not get the phone to use my wifi.
  11. macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2007
    I have WEP encryption on my home network, the iPhone connects with it perfectly fine.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    Password type selection matters

    I had issues with connecting to my WiFi protected by WEP. In my case my router was configured for 128 bit encryption using an ASCII password. Once I changed my password choice to "Hex or ASCII password" (going by memory here - it might say something a little different), it worked like a charm.
  13. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Just to emphasize this post. I had the same problem. I was typing in my Hex password (0FBAxxxxx) when it asked for the Wifi Password.

    But that won't work. Go back and tell the iphone to "forget" your WIFI network from the settings.

    Then it will show up again, click on it, and it will as for the Wifi Password. Click on "Wifi Password" and it will give you the option to enter "Hex or ASCII". Do that, and then enter the Hex code or whatever


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