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WIFI Connection Problem - connects only to EDGE

My iPhone pick up only the  EDGE network. I have a good wireless signal throughout the house and my laptop picks it up, and there are no problems. Also I see the iPhone if I connect it with the WLAN and it appears in the router list as a connected device.

In the past it worked sucessfully, but since a few days my iPhone connects by using Youtube, Safari or Mail allways and only over EDGE, even if WIFI is switched on. Also only the "E" signal icon is shown, now WIFI icon. Is there a setting on the Phone that I am missing or whats to do?

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Re: WIFI Connection Problem - connects only to EDGE

If you want to use wifi only when your at home you can go in and manually disable the cellular data so the internet will only be wifi based. Probably saving you MB's and data cost.

Go to Settings, General, Network, then simply turn off the Cellular Data. Then it won't connect anymore to the cell data and rely only on wifi when your connected to it.

And simple follow the same steps and revers the process when your out on the go.


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