Wifi Tips that helped me

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by marksman, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. marksman macrumors 603

    marksman

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    I put together a list of some things that helped me finally get wifi working on the iPhone.

    iPhone WIFI Tips


    The biggest one was the last one for me. I have been pulling my hair out trying to get my wifi working and finally got it working.
     
  2. BoomKing macrumors newbie

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    Connected, but wouldn't work solution

    My problem was my iPhone found my linksys router and showed full connection, but I couldn't get it to work (occasionally safari would load a page I'd already loaded using Edge, but even that was sparingly). I tried setting no security/no password, and still nothing.

    Finally I found a post on the apple user discussion forum that mentioned they went to their Wi-Fi settings on the iPhone and switched to Static and typed in the DNS from the router. I tried DNS 1 first (for me it was 198.168yada yada yada) and it didn't work. I then tried DNS 2 (for me it was 68.87yada yada yada) and it WORKED!

    So for the record I'm using a linksys WRT54G router with WEP security (make sure you type in the WEP Hex/ASCII password on the iPhone).

    Hope this helps!
    The Boom King
     
  3. Peel macrumors 6502a

    Peel

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    Darn, I was hopeful. But I tried changing the DNS and still no play. Exact same problems that you stated (Linksys router shows full connection, but unable to connect to anything). EDGE connection is fine, just slow. I'm using a Linksys WRT300N.

    :(
     
  4. kyRx macrumors newbie

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  5. Peel macrumors 6502a

    Peel

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    I'm actually able to log in to the router, so I've already got past the password/hex key issue. My problem is being able to actually browse anything on the internet. Interestingly, I can browse to my router from my iPhone (by going to 192.168.1.1), I just can't browse beyond it.
     
  6. kyRx macrumors newbie

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    I could log on too, but couldn't browse

    The router accepted my WEP password before, but I couldn't browse until I tried the aforementioned tip. Now everything is A-OK, with wireless as the default connection. Good luck and I hope you solve your problem.
     
  7. chuise macrumors newbie

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    Switching to "Static" and removing my local DNS entry worked perfectly! Thanks for the post. This was driving me CRAZY!
     
  8. dsjr2006 macrumors regular

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    Going into my router status page and using the ISP DNS server ip entered into my iPhone fixed it for me!!!!
     
  9. Gonzlobo Suspended

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    I finally fixed mine by changing my WEP password to all numbers. Evidently (although I doubt it) my iphone was confused by an alphanumeric password. Both iphones work now.
     
  10. Sprockets macrumors newbie

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    Tip #1 on your site did it for me! I'm using a 2Wire as well. Thanks for the help!
     
  11. dsjr2006 macrumors regular

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    This is exactly what i had to do with the exception of making it Static.
     
  12. eddiewouldcode macrumors newbie

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    do you have a grey color lock next to your connection in iphone?
     

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