Wifi on 3G iPhone doesn't show

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Inukami, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    The icon doesn't show up, it keeps showing the Edge icon(E). I don't think thats normal : (

    I'm connected to wifi so i don't know why it wont show, it shows when i'm in airplane mode but i can't use wifi/safari because it doesn't transmit anything. When i turn airplane mode it goes back to E. Also when i'm on wifi mode but it shows E, it is VERY VERY SLOW, like 35 seconds just to load up google with something i searched, is this normal???
     
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    andyblila

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    I don't think so. Mine shows up anytime I use wifi. :D
     
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    Phil A.

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    If it's showing the E symbol, then you're not connected to WiFi (at least you're not connected to the internet via WiFi). It could be that the router has MAC address filtering turned on, doesn't allow 802.11g connections, or you've entered the WEP key incorrectly, but whatever it is, you aren't connected...
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm well it has a built in router with a password but i entered the password and it says i'm connected.

    This is the modem from verizon fios so i'm sure it accepts 802.11g connections.

    How do i check for MAC address filtering turned on and WEP
     
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    whooleytoo

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    If it's showing the Edge icon and it's really, really slow, then what makes you think you're on Wifi?!? ;)

    If you've installed 2.0.2, that might be the problem. After installing, I had to reset my network settings and re-enter my Wifi network password, and it worked fine after that.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well i went to my settings and entered the DSN address and now it shows the icon but it doesn't transmit anything x_x

    that didn't work =/
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Make sure the IP address is part of the correct subnet. Sometimes routers are sketchy about giving out correct IP addresses for WiFi devices via DHCP.
     

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