iPhone WiFi (WEP key, WPA... anything)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bbrannon, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. bbrannon macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2007
    I am trying to get on a campus wide network here at work with the iPhone. We have the following networks:

    Security Type: No authentication (open)
    Encryption Type: WEP
    Key Index: 3 ​

    WPA2: username,pwd,network name (required)

    My problem is that when i try to "manually" connect to the wep network, i get "Unable to connect to network" when using the proper key. I see no where to change the Key Index on the iPhone.... is this possible?

    Second try, WPA2, I do not see where I can enter a username... only a network name and password?

    Any clues on how to get on either of these networks?
  2. Derald Lary macrumors member

    May 6, 2007
    Call your college IT (Internet Technology) department. They should be all knowing.
  3. bbrannon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2007

    I did call them.

    They said i needed a username for the WPA2 authentication (no field in the iphone for that).


    for the WEP, no place to set the WEP key index.
  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Have you tried entering the key using all capital letters?

    Yes, I know, it's a pain hitting the Shift key before every letter, but I've found this tends to the solve the problem most of the time with WEP keys.
  5. msprouls macrumors member


    Feb 5, 2007
    Sounds like the iPhone only supports WPA2 PSK mode.
    WPA2 requires you to use a username and password that gets authenticated to an external server.

    More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Access
  6. bbrannon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2007
    Looks like it is getting on the network now (WEP) but then kicks me off... after a few seconds. I get an IP Address and Subnet Mask but nothing else... before it kicks me.

    I can re-try to connect and it says "Unable to connect" again. Sometimes it will let me back on for seconds then off again.

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