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Re: IPhone doesn't connect with wifi automatically - password not recoginized HELP!!!

My IPhone seems to connect to all WIFI spots EXCEPT my own. I always seem to be on the Edge Network while at home. My laptop (Toshiba)has no problem connecting to the wireless network. I am using a Lynksys Wireless-G Broadband Router. How can I repair this problem? I have looked at the Iphone Settings Category... The WI-FI shows (Not Connected), when I reference this icon I am asked to choose a Network. (My network shows a lock icon, whe I select my network I am asked for a password. I enter the password, hit the join icon and I am notified "Unable to join network" I need alot of help here.

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  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2007

    It says 'select a wi-Fi network, and the only option is D-Link, then to enter a password, after I've done that , it says 'Unable to join the network'.

    No other options given. Any advice on what to do now would be welcome. Cannot make or receive a call.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    no wifi connection

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    don't have a password to unlock and connect to wi-fi network

  • goodun1 Jul 29, 2008

    Exactly the same issue:

    Setings -> Wi-Fi -> choose a network -> (shows mine) -> select this one -> asks for password -> type in 26 character hexadecimal wep key provided with router (tried it with/without spaces, upper/lower case etc.) -> unable to join network -> only one option provided "dismiss"

    All other (both) laptops/PC's attach no problem...

  • goodun1 Jul 30, 2008

    I've got the ANSWER - in my case I had to get my wireless modem (a Livebox from Orange Home Broadband) into "pairing" mode again before trying to connect my iPhone. Pressing button number1 on back of teh Livebox does this - tried re-connecting and bingo. You will need to set up your acces passcode too once you've got wireless connectivity, 4 digits or more.....

  • goodun1 Jul 30, 2008

    PS - my hexadecimal WEP code for my Livebox wireless router had to be all uppercase with no spaces and any "o" are actually zeros, there are no "o" all "0"

  • ejessa Aug 07, 2008

    i have same problem and unable to resolve it. Any help

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    SAME PROBLEN

  • ebom Aug 25, 2008

    I too have the same problem. When ever I try to connect to my WiFi getting a message "Unable to join the networ"

  • slimbronson Oct 16, 2008

    Im unable to connect to wifi network. i need a password where do I get it>

  • cfpenry Nov 06, 2008

    I have the same problem. What do you recommend?

  • fnovin Nov 10, 2008

    When I enter the password for my wifi network, either at work or at home, the message is that the iphone is unable to join the network. I don't know what to do to connect to any wifi network?

  • vixky Nov 28, 2008

    same problem, i had been to apple store they upgraded from 2.1 to 2.2, wifi worked for the first day and from the next day i had similar issues "unable to connect to network". i have tried verything downgreading and reseting, no luck. i will go back to apple store again to change the phone. not sure if this is hardware or software related. during the process i have deleted all the apps.

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Yep, I had the same problem with my iPhone as well (32GB 3GS).
Had the signal NO problem for about a week then POOF it was gone. WTF?
Prowled the boards looking for a solution.
Tried resetting the phone, resetting the Wi-Fi, switching airplane mode on and off, forgetting the network, etc.

HERE'S YOUR SOLUTION :
Go unplug your wireless router's power cord.
Wait 30 seconds.
Plug it back in.

Your iPhone will reconnect, and you'll be back in business.

Jack

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I had the same problem... wouldn't connect even with correct security password, or with security disabled.

but I found another solution... look in your phone settings under general->about
scroll down and note down your Wi-Fi address... its a 12 digit hexadecimal number (contains both numbers and letters)
Then open your router control panel... if you dont know how to find it.. its usually an ip address you put into your browser... like http://192.168.1.1/
then goto wireless settings, and find "Wireless Mac Filter"
check the checkbox that says something like "permit PC's/devices listed below to access the wireless network"
then enter the hexadecimal number.
and hey presto the router will let your phone connect...
you should also be able to turn the security on if you were running with it off.

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Had this problem for a couple of days now, and finally cracked it!

Bear with me through explanation, as I'm sure it'll solve your problem. With my router, I have WEP protection. The passkey (i.e. 7A533AA1C7) is generated by me inputting some text (in this case 'nickiscool') and the router converting it to hex or something. I then have four options of codes similar to the above (let's call them 1,2,3 & 4). I select one of these, apply the settings, and thats the passkey set.

Then, I go to my wireless settings on my PC, try to connect to the wifi and input the passkey. Crucially, beneath the passkey entry bit is a 'Key Index', this has to be set to the correct number (1,2,3 or 4) for the connection to work.

For example, I have chosen passkey 2, so I must set my key index is set to 2. Everything works and I'm all happy. That is until I try to find the wifi on my new iphone...

It finds the network, but every time I input the correct passkey, it says it's incorrect. Frustrating! But, what it seems to me is that the iphone's 'Key Index' is permanently set to 1. So, to fix...

- Go into your router settings, generate passkeys and pick option 1.
- Go into your wireless settings, input the new passkey and set 'Key Index' to 1 so your wireless keeps working.
- Attempt to connect with your iphone, use new passkey.
- Bet it works!

Best of luck with it. Tricky and annoying problem, but this seems to have fixed it for me, and I tested it a couple of times to make sure the theory is correct.

Cheers

Nick

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With reference to Solution #7 that is not true, I have wireless N and my i Phone (2 weeks old) works fine. My problem started when my old Netgear router died (or I killed it). I replaced the router and everything appeared to work except the i Phone. Yesterday I had all sorts of issues with a PC wirelessly connected. Someone suggested I changed the SSID name, which, given my numptiness, I thought was asking for trouble. However fortune favours the brave and I changed it. It still keep the same WEP key (I am not WPA yet) so all I had to do was re-enter the WEP key in the wireless devices which all picked up the newly named network.

Everything worked straight away, even the i Phone. My wife will be back soon and I am confident I can get her i Phone to work now. So if in doubt change the SSID is my recommendation.

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Rob S

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I held my iphone touching the antenna of WIFI router, it connected to the router. I was able to use the internet in this position only. Moving away from router's antenna, internet does not works. At leaset now I can do some very urgent works on iphone without GPRS connection.
I was not able to use my wifi for last six months. Done everything that was already discussed in all the forums.
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Unable to connect is say even correct pascode is fullfilled

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  • shanta Jun 23, 2013

    It says 'select a wi-Fi network, and the only option is tp-Link, then to enter a password, after I've done that , it says 'Unable to join the network'.

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Hi my i phone show disabled

Posted on Apr 26, 2013

Also take a look at http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=108058 I don't know if this is a factor or not but might be worth a go if the other solutions don't work

Posted on Jul 19, 2007

Following up on my post I came across http://www.jangro.com/a/2007/07/15/is-your-iphone-really-connected-to-your-wifi/

Posted on Jul 19, 2007

I have a similar problem. For me I am using WEP so I turn this on under the iPhone security settings and then enter the password. Unfortunately it always says that the password is incorrect. My plan is to temporarily disable WEP at home to see if the iPhone will connect with no security enabled. I haven't got around to trying this yet but perhaps it is something you could try also. This would not be a real solution of course as I wouldn't want my home WIFI to be open but at least it would tell me if it is a moe fundamental issue or not that the password verification.

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Hey guys i aso gt those Wifi Problem in my house for my IPhone 4G and Itouch 2G any idea how to fix? need help

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Just make sure the router is not set to wireless n. The iPhone will not work with wireless n only with wireless b/g. Try resetting your router to work with b and g only or with g only.

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