Iphone unable to connect to wifi (169.xxx.xxx.xxx ip address) PLEASE HELP!?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by spearomic, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. spearomic macrumors newbie

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    I have an iphone 4 fresh out of factory.

    1. when I connect to my network, it displays 3 full bars at the top left hand corner of my iphone but when I go on to a random webpage on safari is says "Cannot open page. Safari cannot open the page because it is not connected to the internet".

    2. I went into my wi-fi settings and notice that my ip address starts with 169.xxx.xxx.xxx and my subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 but everything else is cleared out.

    4. Back to my iphone 4, I manually enter these addresses in the static tab of the ip address option in the wifi settings. Again get full 3 bars at the top left hand corner of the iphone.

    5. I go back on safari and go to a random website but then it says "Cannot open page. Safari could not open the page because the server stopped responding"

    Iv tried nearly everything:
    - restarting iphone
    - forgetting the network then connecting to it again
    - reset the router
    - power cycled the router
    - reset network settings
    - switched airplane mode off and back on
    - turned wifi off and on

    Theres got to be something that can fix this problem!

    please, is anyone able to help me?
    kind regards..... xx
     
  2. lapocompris macrumors regular

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    Just for trouble shooting, try setting your wifi router without any security.
     
  3. spearomic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did but I can't get it to work still, but I tried the wifi in other places and it works so it has to be my router, I played with it a lot, changed channels etc... but no results... I'm lost
     
  4. Hitch59 macrumors newbie

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    It's your Router config if anything...

    Your issue is the address beginning 169. it's an internal non-routable address. Your router should be able to be configured for DHCP so it can hand out a set of IP-routable addresses. The quickest way to configure the router is to connect to it from a browser via network cable into one of the ethernet ports. DO NOT use addresses that start with 169. I use 192.168.100.10 as a start address & make the default gateway 192.168.100.1 and using 255.255.255.0 should be fine.

    Hope this helps..
     
  5. iliramove macrumors newbie

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    Did you also check your DHCP range? How many IP addresses your router can give? Maybe they were all used up by other computers at your home?
     
  6. kkandola macrumors newbie

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    how to stop internet tethering

    how to stop internet tethering

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    i have the same problem with my iphone 4, my iphone 4 is jail broken, it lets me downloads apps and surf the internet but when i turn 3g off an switch to wifi the internet tethering spinning wheel comes on an i cant seem it let it stop please help
     
  7. spearomic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I changed my router to a 192. adress and it works now !
     
  8. cherd macrumors newbie

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    ok. i have changed my addresses and all that fun stuff and still no wifi. when you go thru the settings and look at the wifi connection it says it is connected but no icon on the top of the screen. still showing 3g. when i reset my phone it connects for a split second and the second i go to safari it goes back to 3g.
     

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