Strange WiFi on iPhone...

iPhoneGuy

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Jul 10, 2007
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Hello All,

I have been having some issues with the WiFi connection at my house since I got my iPhone. I have a LinkSys WRT54G router in my office which is in the front of the house. I have several wireless devices throughout the house and have no problem connecting. In fact I have a wireless TiVo connection in my family room and it works flawlessly and always shows a strong to medium signal. However, I can not get my iPhone to keep a WiFi connection in the family room or the bed rooms which are all at the back of the house. So I purchased a LinkSys Range Extender and planted it in the kitchen. Everything is set up correctly. However, I still can not connect.

I get several results:

1) the iPhone could not connect to "routerName".
2) It shows a connection in the WiFi Network settings but the network address is 169.254.193.204 with a subnet of 255.255.0. where my correct ip should be 192.168.25.x and the subnet should be 255.255.255.0.

I have purchased WirelessMon for windows to see if everything is ok and it seems to be.

Does anyone have any suggestions or simillar issues?

Thanks
 

alb0zf1n3st

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Jul 2, 2007
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Are you getting a signal at all if you are near it or are you completely not even able to connect anymore?

try this and see if it works:


Since WIFI was one of the biggest features for me, it was frustrating that the first 15 hours I owned the iPhone I could not get Wifi working. I figured a few things out on my own, and also got some great advice from others. I am compiling those here for others who might have trouble with their home WIFI.
1) WEP Password. If you are using WEP encryption on your network, you have two choices, WEP Password, or WEP hex or ASCII. Notice the little bar at the top that says “WEP Password” with an arrow next to it. If you are entering the Hexadecimal code for your WEP network, you need to toggle it to “WEP Hex or ASCII”.
2) WEP Hexadecimal Password part 2. Another problem I had, even with the above toggle was it still would not take my code. If you are still having this problem, preface your code with a “$” so you might enter: “$D0EBDEED2101555CF5123AEB56A” This worked for me.
3) WIFI Still Not Working? This was me. My WIFI was still not working. My phone would only use the EDGE network. Fortunately Mav over on EverythingiPhone.com was able to create a list of steps that got me working. Very much appreciated Mav.
A) Remove yourself from your Network. Go into your network and select “Forget This Network.”
B) Turn WIFI Off. From them Settings Menu for WIFI, you need to toggle the Blue On Button to the Grey Off Position.
C) Reset/Reboot your Wireless Router. Wait for your Router to fully reboot.
D) Turn WIFI back on, on your iPhone.
E) Re-Connect to your WIFI Network. Re-enter your encryption information as needed.
I have been forced to use the EDGE network since I had the phone, and it is not horribly slow, but it was very nice to finally get the phone sailing on my WIFI and using my DSL connection. Very well done. In all honesty all of those above steps should not be necessary so hopefully there is a bug that affects some people that is preventing the devices from properly communicating without a full reset. My 2Wire router has been unbelievably reliable, and I throw all kinds of devices at it, and have never had to reboot it to get one to connect. Regardless, I was able to get it working. Again thanks to all those who provided the tips, suggestions etc. If anyone has any more wifi related tips let me know and I can add them to the list.
 
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Cash

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Jul 5, 2007
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Hello All,

I have been having some issues with the WiFi connection at my house since I got my iPhone. I have a LinkSys WRT54G router in my office which is in the front of the house. I have several wireless devices throughout the house and have no problem connecting. In fact I have a wireless TiVo connection in my family room and it works flawlessly and always shows a strong to medium signal. However, I can not get my iPhone to keep a WiFi connection in the family room or the bed rooms which are all at the back of the house. So I purchased a LinkSys Range Extender and planted it in the kitchen. Everything is set up correctly. However, I still can not connect.

I get several results:

1) the iPhone could not connect to "routerName".
2) It shows a connection in the WiFi Network settings but the network address is 169.254.193.204 with a subnet of 255.255.0. where my correct ip should be 192.168.25.x and the subnet should be 255.255.255.0.

I have purchased WirelessMon for windows to see if everything is ok and it seems to be.

Does anyone have any suggestions or simillar issues?

Thanks
I had the same issue with my iPhone.I was using mac filter and i could not connect,than I unlocked my Wifi still no luck.What fixed it for me is connecting using the WEP hex key and that did not work on the first time.It took me several reboots of the phone and router to get it working,but now everything is fine and I can use mac filter as well.