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IPhone Wi-Fi only works when it's really close to my home's router...

Hi, I need some help here please!!!

I got an iPhone and my brother too, he's got no problems when connecting to the Internet through Wi-Fi at home, and so didn't I, until some days ago when suddenly it seems like it stopped working, it says that it can't join the network whenever I select ours from the list of Wi-Fi networks, but then I noticed that if I place the iPhone really close to the router (on top of it) it works perfectly fine and it opens any web site and displays any you tube video, checks email, etc...

Can you anyone please suggest anything I can do to fix this... i have tried resetting the network settings, forgetting the network and renewing lease, but the problem is that it does not work whenever the iPhone is not extremely close to the router, it doesn't even work if it's in the same room, it has to be on top of the router in order to work fine.

The router is not the problematic because my laptop works fine and even my brother's iPhone.

Please help me out!

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  • dmn_ponce May 07, 2008

    The problem is I'm in Mexico and the iPhone "hasn't arrived" here, but there are lots of users like me that unlocked it and use it. Thanks for the information.

  • johnpanlican Sep 03, 2008

    i'm having the same problem. wifi only works when im 5 feet close from my wifi. when i get farther wifi disappears and edge activates. have tried all the software patches. wifi on my laptop was good and no interference whatsoever. have you found any solutions for this?

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Try to change the DNS number :
1 conect to the network
2 clike on the small blue arrow
3 click onthe dns number ,erase it and then enter this dns 208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220
if it didn't work then try this one 67.138.54.100, 207.225.209.66

Hope this will work for you,

Ali.

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Sounds like there is a problem with the WiFi card in your phone, take it back to an Apple store, all Apple stores have a WiFi open network so you can show a Mac Specialist the problem, my thinking is if it doesn't connect at home then it wont connect to there network. If your phone doesn't work in the store ask to speak to the manager or assistant manager, be persistent and insistent if your iPhone is not hacked they will change it but you have to fight your corner.

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