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?
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.
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IT looks like it might not be accepting the type of security on the router..try changing the security typa it might work.
(P.S. YOu might need to re-connect all the wireless computers to the new network once you change the security.)
A wireless client has to support WPS ( wi-fi protected service) function in order to use to add the client to your WPS enabled Wireless Router. check the iphone user manual of your wireless client to see whether it supports the WPS function. If your wireless client does not support the WPS function, you have to configure your wireless client manually so it has the same SSID and wireless security settings, you could also go into the advanced wireless settings and enable WPS ( push and connect ) if your router has this option this is sort of specifically for things like mobile/cellular phones and ipods...hope this helps please vote thanks
Make sure your network isn't hidden. Also, what mode is your networking running in? 802.11 (a,b,g,n). Trying putting it in mode b and see if you phone picks it up. Also, make sure that you haven't limited access to your wireless access point/router.
No, just like when you set up a wireless connection for the first time with a home network, you need to input the network key. As long as you have the key handy, it should work!! For example, when I connect my iPhone to home network, I see my network name "553c" and I "touch" that and it asks what kind of security it has (unless this has changed, my iPhone is 1st generation) so I pick WEP (you will pick WPA of course : ) )and then it prompts for the network key. Hope this helps!!
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.