iPhone 3G connects to WiFi, won't use it

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by lundo, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. lundo macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2006
    I've got an iPhone 3G running OS 3.1.3 (I'm not about to bring on all that 4.0 ****)

    My Settings->Network->Wi-Fi pane shows that the phone has joined my LAN, shows the proper name and 5 bars. But, whether or not I have enabled 3G, the wi-fi bars never appear at the top of the phone panel. It always connects via 3G or AT&T. Wi-Fi was working recently (not sure when this problem arose, but I recall having joined the LAN within the past few weeks or so).

    What could cause this? Hardware, software, some setting?
  2. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    The 5 bars are not for WiFi, they are for your cell network (AT&T and 3G). If you don't see the WiFi bars (3 max), then you are not connected to WiFi. Check settings again and see if your home Wifi network name is shown when you don't see the WiFi bars on top of the screen.

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