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Wifi problem on iphone 2.0

Hi,
I had a new 16GB iphone, before it wa version 1.1.1 and having wi-fi and I can even connect to internet using my smart telecommunication as a local but due to curiousity i upgraded it myself via internet with 2.0 version and it was successfully upgraded then but the problem now is that all functions are working well except for the wifi (no wifi at all) and I can no longer connect to internet using smart and so other services via internet are not working ...How could you possibly help solve my problem?
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  • nenicute Aug 11, 2008

    I updated my iphone to 2.0 and now even to 2.0.1 and it keeps looking for a wifi conection and it doesn't do anything else and I'm not getting my sms. I don't understand what is the problem with it. Can someone help me?

  • roman513 Aug 23, 2008

    I am experiencing the exact same problem but it is only since I upgraded to 2.0.2. This is a 1st generation 16gig iPhone.

  • Jeff Towle
    Jeff Towle Aug 31, 2008

    New iPhone 16 GB 3G ver 2.0.1 firmware. WiFi on this product is completely useless. It connects, then shows strong signal, then in the middle of loading a web page, signal goes to 0, then later back to full strength, then message that server is not responding (duh, the internal WiFi is unstable).

    I turned off WEP, tried WPA, turned off WPA, now no security. None of these changes improves the WiFi.

    Apple iPhone ads always show the WiFi icon and how snappy the phone is. Well, they may have a phone that works with WiFi, or they may have some other special situation, but for me, and it seems, for others, the WiFi on the iPhone is completely unstable.

    This is my first Apple product in years. Wife has a Motorola Razr2 V9 that allows tethering (use as a modem) and it's rock solid on 3G, very fast, reliable, etc. and it seems more sensitive (better coverage).

    What's up with this iPhone 3G ?? Nice iPod, nice screen, but browsing with WiFi network, sorry, but it needs work.


  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    I have the same problem. I was upgraded my 8gb iphone 1st gen to 2.0.2 firmware then I can't connect to wifi connection. it worked perfectly on 1.1.4 firmware. 

  • Jeff Towle
    Jeff Towle Sep 14, 2008

    Solved with a newer Access Point -- one that does not even have WEP, only WPA and I used the Shared Key and so far, works flawlessly.

    Old AP: Airlink101 AP421W
    New AP: Airlink101 AP431W (newer version of the one that did not work right)

  • elly2k2 Nov 22, 2008

    hey guys am having the same wifi problem its start happen wen i upgrade
    to 2.1 :( when i was on 1.1.4 wifi works perfect... i did everyting u
    can think of
    1 reset network seting
    2 reset all settings
    3 i even restore
    so tell me what next pls am on a 2.1 firmware,, it all happen since i upgrad my iphone pls help me any one


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On some networks your provider is turning on grps by default.
On airtell I had to call them to turn off my gprs / edge / hello tunes. It took them a few days but after they turned off edge wifi started working again.

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I took phone to a local Apple Store. It worked fine (their network has no WEP, WPA, etc.). But it worked well. Store people told me they were using Airport N/G Access Point.

This was my first evidence that it wasn't just a poorly written WiFi module in the iPhone.

Clearly, not tested on many WiFi devices, but I had a different and newer Access Point, and Airlink101 AP431W. I hooked up the new AP, setup with no encryption, worked fine. Then tried WPA (WEP is not even an option in the newer AP), and it also worked fine.

I can access the Airlink AP431W through walls in the house and up to about 75 feet away. It's on a shelf in the living/dining room (center of activity)

PS: In the process, I checked settings, timings, etc., but nothing fixed the original AP421W problem until I swapped it for the newer AP431W.

Hope this helps

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  • Jeff Towle
    Jeff Towle Nov 17, 2008

    Since upgrading my wireless AP, and using WPA, I've had no problems with WiFi on the iPhone.

    In my case, the entire problem was WEP on an older AP.

    The other solutions may be fine, but if the AP you're using is not cooperating, no amount of iPhone fiddling is going to make it work, the locus of the problem is the AP itself, not the iPhone.



  • Jeff Towle
    Jeff Towle Mar 28, 2009

    Need to use a newer Access Point with WPA PSK, works great.

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    Jeff Towle Mar 29, 2009

    How do I stop getting e-mail about this problem. For a while I thought it was helpful, but now FixYa is just sending me e-mail everytime someone posts something about this, and I can't seem to stop the e-mail messages.

    The only apparent alternative is to cancel ALL e-mail from FixYa.

    They need a radio button that adds to the "Comment, I have the same problem" -- how about adding "I no longer have this problem" then hit the submit button.


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Try performing a soft reset by pressing and holding down the power button and the home key at the same time.

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