Iphone wireless help

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Ponchobot, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Ponchobot macrumors member

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    Okay, this might not have a whole lot to do with this fourms.. but i figured I'd give it a shot.
    So here's the problem, my wireless on my iPhone seemed to be messed up or something. I can connect to my schools wireless with their WEP key, and i'm connect.. fine. but it's when i try to load ANYTHING but Opera Mini is where the problem is. See Opera Mini will allow me to connect to the internet no problem, but when i go through safari, cydia or any apps like that it won't allow me and says there is no internet connection. Now i know my school has like super locked down internet, but this is the same code that the computers use and i don't understand why it would only work in Opera Mini.

    Help would be GREATLY appreciated.
     
  2. Insomnihax macrumors newbie

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    That is rather odd. If you entered the WEP key correctly, safari along with any other apps that require data should load properly. If you can connect with a laptop and surf just fine then you know it's not the WEP Key or their Firewall Rules. I would also try a different wifi access point to verify that Cydia, Safari, and other apps work fine. I'm wondering if they don't allow mobile devices and opera may be showing up as a desktop browser...........
     
  3. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    I've had similar issues on "guest" networks where email, AIM, facetime etc won't work. It pretty much sucks. And yes, the Opera mini browser works sometimes when safari doesn't.

    Blocked ports? I dunno.
     
  4. Ponchobot thread starter macrumors member

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    I know for a fact that everything on my phone works properly because i can just disconnect from the WIFI and it will go to data and i can load what ever i want. And i checked the computers the WEP key is the same on the computers ( and they can load what they want, besides sites that are blocked because of firewall and such) But i don't know if it just disallows all mobile devices. would there be a way to like 'spoof' my iPhone to look like a laptop when connecting?
     
  5. Insomnihax macrumors newbie

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    That I wouldn't know how to do to be honest. The only reason I don't know is because I haven't faced this issue myself. All the things I do know is because I have run into a certain issue and have googled it :)
     
  6. Ponchobot thread starter macrumors member

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    I have tried google. And i do believe i have found the one thing that google cannot answer. Unless I just fail miserably at using google..
     
  7. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Some places have you go to a special log in page. Either you have to enter username/password or agree to conditions.
    Have you thought about simply asking someone at your school who would know?
     
  8. Ponchobot thread starter macrumors member

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    The school doesn't like me being on their network with my phone. :cool: So i think asking would bring about problems that i don't need. And it doesn't have any password or terms because it will connect through Opera Mini, and i know it wouldn't be able to do this unless i had preciously used the code/terms.
     

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