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//STATiC

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#1
Yeah so when I connect to a Wi-Fi signal, I'll start up Safari and as soon as I go somewhere, it switches back to EDGE. I don't know why it does this. I've read other places that some other people were experiencing this problem. I was wondering if anyone knows a solution to this?
 

wjp09

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The signal you are getting may just be the router. Does it have an internet connection? Are other computers on that network working?
 
S

//STATiC

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#3
Yes. For example, I was at my friend's house and he has Wi-Fi and he was on his MacBook surfing the net just fine. My iPhone, on the other hand, was switching back to EDGE every time I wanted to go somewhere. And it wasn't just his house, this happens everywhere I go that has Wi-Fi. It gives me the Wi-Fi icon as if it's working properly, but when I go somewhere, it goes back to the EDGE icon.
 
Jul 9, 2007
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I know for me that my iPhone wouldn't work until I changed the encryption from 64 to 128 on my router. So, my iPhone saw the wifi and had the wifi signal but when I went to check mail or go on Safari it would switch over to Edge. Maybe this will help.
 
S

//STATiC

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#6
Thanks for the help, but I don't have Wi-Fi at home. I'm talking about when I go ANYWHERE that has WiFi, even places like Starbucks and stuff. Every WiFi connection that I "connect" to does this, and I have no clue why....
 

Headie_Fishing

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I am having the same problem but have yet to find a solution. I connect to a WiFi network as noted by the WiFi signal strength in place of the 'E' for Edge. Once I use safari it switches back to the E and I lose my WiFi signal bars. Any help would be great.
 
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iMike

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#8
GUYS GUYS calm down.
Have you tried connecting at a regular house router?
Starbucks, McDonalds, etc WiFi's require you to subscribe. Your iPhone WILL connect intially but the server will refuse it and thus switches back to EDGE. And some of these Available networks that you see are sometimes not routers but a subnet connection.
I have not had any problems connecting. It works great at home. when I leave the premisis, it switches to Edge, when i come back it automatically switches to WiFi. Same thing at work and the same goes for my school as well. Using it at school is awesome. campus wide WiFi.
reply with specifics so we can try to help you.
 
Jul 10, 2007
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I ran into this problem on a wep protected network yesterday. When entering the password make sure that unless you are connecting to an Apple base station, you change the password type to Wep hex or ascii which is on the tap above the password field on the enter password field.
 

Headie_Fishing

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I ran into this problem on a wep protected network yesterday. When entering the password make sure that unless you are connecting to an Apple base station, you change the password type to Wep hex or ascii which is on the tap above the password field on the enter password field.
I'll try that right now...
 

Headie_Fishing

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Well, I did exactly as you said and I still do not have any connection to WiFi as would be symbolized by the WiFi bars replacing the E. When I go to networks, however, it has a blue check next to it....
 

arothman

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Same problem here... I just got my iPhone running. I'm at home, where I have wireless on both my PC and Mac. When I connect the iPhone to the wireless network all seems to be fine, but as soon as I launch anything that requires the web on my iPhone, it switches to EDGE. No clue how to fix the issue...
 

Tinman

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#13
There appear to be several issues with WiFi.

1.) The DNS issue. Search the forums here for help with that.

2.) A need to reset WiFi settings and start over: forget existing WiFi networks, reset network setting in settings, restart iPhone. May help, may not.

3.) WEP issue. Search the forums here for help with that.

4.) iPhone and WiFi AP not fully compatible: try a different AP (hotspot, friend, etc.).

5.) ?


In my case, on my home WLAN, I experienced issues #1 and #4. I solved #1 by overriding my AP-supplied DNS address with my ISP's DNS addresses. While that cured my DNS problem it didn't help my issue with the AP. Symptoms with my AP included very poor range, inability to hold signal, and inability to reconnect to the AP without being around 10' from the AP. Swapping APs cured this, but I happened to have a spare AP around that I wasn't using. Still had the DNS issue, but that was easily solved.

Now, when at home my WiFi works great. If by chance I do walk far enough away to lose signal (say, outside in the garage) it switches seamlessly to EDGE, and then back to WiFi when I am again in range.

Good luck!



--
Mike
 

arothman

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Yeah, after staying up for a few late hours I got it working - switched my router to 128-bit and reset the password. That seems to have squared it!

Now I just gotta get my SMTP issues figured out... ;)
 

jpbeckham

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But what about public WiFi?

But what about when you're on a public (non-password protected) Wifi? How do you configure the iPhone to stay on the Wifi you're connected to and not hop off to Edge?
 

arothman

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I find that simply switching the wifi off and on again, or going into 'airplane mode' and back kicks it back to the wifi if it loses the signal. At my office I'm really far from the wireless hub and my phone loses the signal when it goes to sleep. I often have to 'reset' the wireless... you might just be getting a poor connection or something.
 

mc751n

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This just started happening to me and it's really frustrating.. Does anyone know why the iPhone would work perfectly for over a month and then all of a sudden stop accepting wifi?
 
Jul 21, 2007
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I'm having this problem as well. It connects fine, but as soon as I want to use Safari it switches back to Edge. I've never had a problem with any other thing on my wifi network, which includes an XBOX 360, Wii, PS3, 2 laptops, 1 computer, 3 Nintendo DS systems, and more. :( It's not that bad, because Edge has been pretty decent to excellent in my home, but I really wish It would work with wifi on the browser.
 
Jul 21, 2007
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NVM, i got mine to work. I removed it from my list, restarted the router, restarted my iPhone, reentered wifi information and it now works. I'm so happy right now.
 
Jul 28, 2007
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#20
i'm a computer idiot. i have same problem of switching back to edge from wireless network. can anyone tell me how to change encryption on a netgear router?