iPhone's not consistently recognizing router

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pTacRP, May 1, 2014.

  1. pTacRP macrumors member

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    We have wireless internet and have a Belkin N150 router. Our computer always picks it up. However, our iPhones can be connected, and if we leave the house and come back later, it won't reestablish the connection. The iPhone shows the router and acts like it wants to connect but nothing happens. The only way to fix it is to reset the router, which gets old fast. Is there something I'm missing or doing wrong?
     
  2. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

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    Disconnect and re enter wifi on phone and change DNS
     
  3. pTacRP thread starter macrumors member

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    Not to be dumb, but after I disconnect the iPhone from the wifi how do I change the DNS and what'll that do for me?
     
  4. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

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    Click the network and go to DNS and delete and enter googles DNS servers like this 8.8.8.8 , 8.8.4.4 it will disconnect and reconnect. It speeds it up a bit and gives u a better connection then to your ISP servers. You can look it up too search for change DNS server
     
  5. madgibbon macrumors regular

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    If your iPhone's are not connecting to the router changing DNS settings will not help. A Domain Name Server (DNS) translates URL's etc to IP addresses. Changing DNS settings can improve the time it takes to display a page after you enter a URL but will not fix your connection issues.

    Have you always had problems with this router? I had to exchange a Belkin router a couple of years ago because all my devices worked fine except my PS3.
     
  6. eddiec312 macrumors 6502

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    Couple of things. First go into the router's interface settings through a web browser and check if there are any firmware updates. Sometimes this fixes little issues like that.

    Second, try changing the security key. If it's not using WPA2 try that and if it is already, just try changing the key to something else or try WPA. After changing the key make sure you go into your phone and say forget that network.

    If none of that works, then have the router exchanged with a different brand.

    And no, changing the DNS servers will not affect connectivity between a device and a wireless router.
     
  7. pTacRP thread starter macrumors member

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    I have always had this issue with this router and iDevices. I'm sure it's the router as the PC never has any connection issues. Was hoping it was just a setting problem. There are no firmware updates, it's current. If I have to exchange it what brand/model do you guys recommend?
     
  8. eddiec312 macrumors 6502

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    I personally have an Asus dual band wireless router and it's amazing. But some well known brands are D-Link, Linksys, Netgear. What's your budget?
     
  9. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    I 2nd Asus! Get the one with the triple antennas! I get full bars all over my house and near full all the way out to my dock. I have onwed several brands and none have been as good as Asus.
     
  10. pTacRP thread starter macrumors member

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    I changed it from WPA2 to WPA. I left and when I came home the iPhone recognized it right away. I'll keep an eye on it the next couple days, hopefully that fixed it. Thanks!
     

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