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IPhone not pickign up wireless network...

I love my new phone and it is working great except that it only seems to pick up my home wireless network intermittently, even when I am quite near the router. I have a good wireless signal throughout the house that my laptop picks up, and there don't seem to be any problems with the network setup on the phone, but the iPhone is on the Edge network almost all the time. Occasionally I see the Airport signal icon, but I thought it was supposed to default to the local highspeed networ when available? Is there a setting on the phone that I am missing?

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  • amzathkhan Jan 18, 2009

    i have 3g iphone and i am very near to router, in my iphone it searchning for the wifi but not getting my network.But in my friend iphone he is getting the network and coneced to wi-fi.


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You are right: the phone should default to the wireless. How do you know the iPhone is on your WIFI? Go to "settings, WIFI Networks" and see if there is an IP address assigned by your router. You can't from the icons alone.

Posted on Jul 06, 2007

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    Donal Botkin Jul 13, 2007

    Is your network "open" or protected with password security? If the latter, try the "Forget this Network" option under WIFI on your iPhone and try to reacquire your network using the proper password and settings.

  • pinkgoldii
    pinkgoldii Feb 08, 2014

    hi am having same problems i have virtually tried every thing but noting is working PLEASE HELP ME


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