WiFi interference

coyne740

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Has anyone noticed other wifi signals dropping when using your iPhone 3g in wireless mode near them? For instance, if I have my iPhone's wireless on, and I am using my laptop, the laptop gets NO signal at all. The iPhone is jailbroken, but not unlocked and on the current 202 firmware... thought it could be openssh, but I disabled that and it still happened until I disabled wifi. Any ideas?
 

acosmichippo

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is this everywhere, or on one specific network?

i think ATT 3G operates on the 1900 MHz frequency (1.9 GHz)... most wireless G routers operate around 2.4 GHz (depending on the channel selected), so i guess it's possible it's interfering with it... you could try changing wifi channels on your router to something further away from 1.9 GHz.
 

coyne740

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it's happened at home and at an office that I was visiting. I changed my home broadcast channel to 11, and it still cuts out frequently. My router could be done as well, but I doubt it... I am going to pick up a new one tomorrow and see what happens.

And I do not have 3g on at home, 3g is not available in my area yet... so it's just EDGE for me
 

acosmichippo

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oh, wow... that is pretty bizarre. let us know how it goes.

Lips fan, btw?
 
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So im going to throw this one out there - has anyone ever had issues where the headphone jack is interfering with the wifi signal? I just re-assembled a phone, and couldnt get wifi unless i was standing next to the router. When i took it apart again and started troubleshooting, i discovered full wifi signals as normal when i unplug the connector under the headphone jack.

Any ideas?
 

Hawk

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That's going to be a tough one for anyone to answer since 90% of the members here don't disassemble their phones.
But to me, it sounds like you have something else bridging the Wifi antenna to it.