Wifi on 3G iPhone doesn't show

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Inukami, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Inukami macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    The icon doesn't show up, it keeps showing the Edge icon(E). I don't think thats normal : (

    I'm connected to wifi so i don't know why it wont show, it shows when i'm in airplane mode but i can't use wifi/safari because it doesn't transmit anything. When i turn airplane mode it goes back to E. Also when i'm on wifi mode but it shows E, it is VERY VERY SLOW, like 35 seconds just to load up google with something i searched, is this normal???
  2. andyblila macrumors 65816


    Jul 8, 2008
    On My iPhone, or my iPad?
    I don't think so. Mine shows up anytime I use wifi. :D
  3. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    If it's showing the E symbol, then you're not connected to WiFi (at least you're not connected to the internet via WiFi). It could be that the router has MAC address filtering turned on, doesn't allow 802.11g connections, or you've entered the WEP key incorrectly, but whatever it is, you aren't connected...
  4. Inukami thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    Hmm well it has a built in router with a password but i entered the password and it says i'm connected.

    This is the modem from verizon fios so i'm sure it accepts 802.11g connections.

    How do i check for MAC address filtering turned on and WEP
  5. whooleytoo macrumors 604


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    If it's showing the Edge icon and it's really, really slow, then what makes you think you're on Wifi?!? ;)

    If you've installed 2.0.2, that might be the problem. After installing, I had to reset my network settings and re-enter my Wifi network password, and it worked fine after that.
  6. Inukami thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    well i went to my settings and entered the DSN address and now it shows the icon but it doesn't transmit anything x_x

    that didn't work =/
  7. afazel macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2008
    Make sure the IP address is part of the correct subnet. Sometimes routers are sketchy about giving out correct IP addresses for WiFi devices via DHCP.

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