Network connection issues at setup! Help?

MNJON

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Wow, this hurts! The new phone is cool... and I was able to activate it and even play with Siri (don't tell my wife)... but, it is not connecting to my wi-fi. It waid the password was not correct so I took the option to continue setup without wifi on. Once all was done and I restored with iTunes.... it will not connect to my network no matter what I try. It wont let me try the password again either.

I tried several passwords before I gave up when setting up, and now when it's all running, it wont show a password option!

Crap, when I put iOS5 on my wife's phone the other day, it didn't ask for the password even! I have not used a password since setting this dang NetGeat WiFi up about 2 years ago. I have no idea what the WEP or whatever security would even be....

Anyone know how I can get into my netgear setup stuff even?

Ugh..... what a let-down.
 

imamac

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You can try to look around in your Router setup page ... try entering either 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 as a web address and one of them should take you to your router info. From there you may need to login - usually as admin, password admin or password. Some routers give you a place there to change your WEP password.

You may want to re-set your router, too. There's sometimes a little hole where you can push the end of a pen or paperclip to reset it. You'd have to reconfigure your computer's access, too, if you go that route.
 

BrownGem

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I had this problem with my iPad2 which I just got yesterday. I typed that long number soo many times. I had activated the iPad and restored from a backup at first. I wiped the iPad and restored as new device. Wifi connected on the first try after the restore.
 

MNJON

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What a pain! OK.. well, I did go and reset the router and started over... not as bad as it could have been! Now I better be wise(r) and write down the password! ha ha

Love my 4s!
 

imamac

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Glad it worked!