iPhones - WEP connectivity

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mlmfilho, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. mlmfilho macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2013
    Hello all.

    Im having trouble connecting my iPhone to my adhoc WEP network.
    Allow me to explain the scenario before "change to WPA" replies come.

    At work I have WiFi and cabled internet. The Wifi is very bad, slow and restricted. The cabled internet is fast and unrestricted.

    Since the Wifi sucks and isnt much of any use.. I figured I would use my laptop (ubuntu 12.04) as an access point to connect my iPhone to my cabled internet.

    Until the end of the year it worked great! I could create an WEP 40/128-bit key on linux and connect my iPhone to it. Simple and fast.

    But from Jan/13 till now, whenever I try to connect to the WEP adhoc the iPhone requests an USERNAME and a Password...
    I have NO IDEA of what username that might be as I dont set any at the creation of the network.. I've tried every combination of usernames and passwords I could think of and had no success.

    I dont know what have changed since then. My guess is ubuntu updated some network stuff. I cant create WPA adhocs, so it isnt an option.

    Did anyone go through this problem and solved it?
    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks a lot!
  2. mlmfilho thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2013
    No one have clues / guesses on this? :(
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    No idea.
    Sounds like something that needs to be addressed on ubuntu's end.
    See if you can connect another device like a laptop or something and if its giving you the same probs.
  4. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Can you talk to your network folks and see if something changed on the network?
  5. mlmfilho thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2013
    I'll keep trying and testing and post news.

    Thanks for the replies.
  6. mlmfilho thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2013
    No luck yet.
  7. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Sounds like something changed on your corporate network.

    They are requiring authentication to access the network.

    WEP doesn't use a USERNAME. Unrelated to WEP/WIFI.

    Try your domain/username and password you use to access from your corp issued desktop.
  8. mlmfilho thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2013
    Tried it but it didnt work. Damn it.

    Thanks though!

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