Odd problem with wifi and Edge - nevermind I see everyones having problems with EDGE

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by pkts, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. pkts macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    I've had my iPhone since Friday. Everything was perfect until this late morning. Suddenly, I can't connect to data (wifi or Edge). Voice calls work fine. I'm at home and the wifi works on my laptop but not anymore on the iPhone. It just says it couldn't find the server (in mail for yahoo) or the Safari page times out. I'm in Los Angeles.

    Ok, wifi just started working again...after 2 hours. I had turned off and on and then 30 minutes later wifi worked.

    Anyone else?

    EDIT: I see that lots of people are having problems with EDGE. Anyone have wifi problems (without it telling you your password is wrong)?
  2. macbook123 macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    Very similar situation here! Wifi is choppy since this morning, even if the blue connection indicator has two or all three bars. No idea how this could work since the Wifi functionality shoudl be pretty much independent from EDGE.
  3. iPwn macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2007
    I get all the bars but it wont work so what did you do exactly again?
  4. pkts thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    Interesting, I thought I was going crazy :)

    Have you tried to connecting to the wifi point with a laptop? I don't understand how an airport connection can work on my laptop but the same connection won't work on the iPhone.

    Now the wifi is working again! We'll see.

    Haha, now its NOT working again. WTF. I have 2-4 bars and nothing is being received.
  5. iPwn macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2007
    No Matter what i do i cant get it to work just safari cant find page because it cant find server and i dont know this is over a wi fi connection right now
  6. itsallinurhead macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2007
    Southern California
  7. TXCraig macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2007
    Houston, TX
    Same here... ever since Noon CT my phone has been on the network but barely able to get any data. No mail... nothing... even the weather wigit can't even update the weather (says it can't find the server).

    I'm guessing is a nationwide problem if your having the problem in CA also!

    I'm in Houston, TX
  8. pkts thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    Yeah, I've read all over the boards now that since about 1PM PST nobody is getting EDGE. Go AT&T!

    However, I think I might have worked out the wifi problem. I disabled my mail accounts (just turned them off) and now my wifi works for internet. I guess that the mail program is constantly spinning its wheels updating and looking for new messages (I have Yahoo IMAP - which is also sucking currently). The mail program must taken precedence and stop the data from going thru to Safari. Anyone else find this solves the problem or is it just a fluke?
  9. pkts thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    OK, that was the problem for me. Now my wifi is nice and fast again. The constant checking for email by the crappy Yahoo "Push" is whats sucking up the bandwidth. See ya Yahoo.

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