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Topic # 23925 11-Jul-2008 12:01
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Hi

I have just purchased a new 3G iphone from Vodafone and have been trying to connect it to my Wifi network at home.
The name of my wireless network is detected by my iphone, however when I try to connect and enter the password a message comes back everytime saying "unable to join the network". I am usually pretty good with setting up devices/computers on a wireless network, however this has me stumped. I am using a WEP 64 bit encryption password.

I have searched the internet for a few hours today to try and sort out the problem and so far I have done the following:

* Reset my router and/or iphone
* Tried to manually enter the network details into my iphone
* Tried to connect to the network with and without a password being required

Following each of these methods the same message has come up. Does anyone here have a possible solution to my problem? If not, who would you recommend I talk to in order to fix the problem. A wireless network expert?

Thanks.


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Master Geek


  Reply # 146683 11-Jul-2008 12:18
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You don't have mac address filtering or anything like that on?

Can you connect new computers to it first time?

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  Reply # 146694 11-Jul-2008 12:26
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Make sure network is 802.11g compatible.

Use a WPA password not WEP.


 
 
 
 




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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 146717 11-Jul-2008 12:51
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Thanks for the responses.

PostmanPatsCat: I have looked extensively to find whether mac address filtering is on, but I can't see the setting for this so I am assuming it is off. Yes I can connect new computers to it first time.

Alsta: Definitely 802.11g compatible. I will try using WPA instead of WEP and see if that works.

Edit: Still the same message from using WPA instead of WEP. I can also confirm after further investigation that mac address filtering is off.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 146734 11-Jul-2008 13:14
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Balistix: Thanks for the responses.

PostmanPatsCat: I have looked extensively to find whether mac address filtering is on, but I can't see the setting for this so I am assuming it is off. Yes I can connect new computers to it first time.

Alsta: Definitely 802.11g compatible. I will try using WPA instead of WEP and see if that works.

Edit: Still the same message from using WPA instead of WEP. I can also confirm after further investigation that mac address filtering is off.


I'm assuming you can connect to other wifi networks?



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 146758 11-Jul-2008 13:54
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PostmanPatsCat: I haven't tried connecting to any other wireless networks as there are no others near me. I will try later on today when I am in range of another wireless network.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 146966 11-Jul-2008 20:26
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i too have the same wifi problem with the 3g iphone. my gen 1 iphone will join no problem same as with both other macs in the house. 3G only some times will find
avalible wifi networks but when you try to join, nothing?? i'm also pretty good with this sort of thing. 



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 147002 11-Jul-2008 23:35
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khz9000: I guess it's kinda reassuring that I'm not alone with this problem!

Since posting earlier I tried connecting to another Wifi network which worked perfectly, meaning it's most likely not my phone and instead my network configuration I'm guessing...

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 147014 12-Jul-2008 02:54
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my iPhone 3G is fine with my wi-fi.

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  Reply # 147032 12-Jul-2008 09:15
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well still no luck with on connection  with wifi. it has problem when searching for wifi, spinning wheal will just keep spinning and not find any available access points.
i live in an apartment block so when i search on my gen 1 iphone it comes up with fifteen or more. so on the odd occasion when the 3G finds the networks and i join to mine (the same one that all my gizmos play on) it says its joined but drops off befor you can do any thing. wish i stuck to my gen 1 with all its fixs.


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Wannabe Geek


Reply # 147300 13-Jul-2008 03:25
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So, i too am having the same issue with the 3G. My 1G of course connects to the networking using WEP no problem, but the 3G gives me an unable to connect prompt. When I remove the WEP of course I have no problem. I tested this against other networks and as long as it was open I was able to connect with the 3G. I would have to have to just resort to hiding my SSID and relying on Mac Addresses as a fix. Does any one have a work around for this?


I also have tried the following:

* Reset my router and/or iphone
* Tried to manually enter the network details into my iphone
* Tried to connect to the network with and without a password being required


Thanks

TDK

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  Reply # 147326 13-Jul-2008 10:41
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I don't seem to have the same problem as you guys, but I did have some strange things happen in the Wi-Fi network dialog.

I brought my iPod touch (with the new 2.0 update) along to the streets, and it automatically connected to a network. Great... but there was one problem. There were no entries in the network dialog.

So this mystery ghost network was coming from somewhere... I proceeded to turn Wi-Fi off and on. It didn't work.

I tried turning Wi-Fi off and on quickly. It didn't work.

Then in a frienzied move, I turned "Ask for networks" on and off. "Telecom wireless hotspot" appeared.

Strange stuff....


Also, if you do connect but have issues connecting to the Internet, try "Renew Lease". For some reason my iPod sometimes magically gets random IPs




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  Reply # 147349 13-Jul-2008 11:47
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Rather than start a new thread...

Can iPhone 1st Gen (that's what I'm interested in, if it differs from 3G) connect to Telecom Hotspots that require authentication?

Also, what is surfing like on the iPhone resolution? Can you comfortably read and reply to Geekzone forums, for example?


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  Reply # 147353 13-Jul-2008 11:53
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Telecom hotspots with authentication?

You just connect like a normal wifi network would. Then you visit a site in Safari and it'll load up a login page.

I'm reading and replying to the thread from my iPod right now. Reading is alright, but replying is harder, as the javascript editor will not work.




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  Reply # 147360 13-Jul-2008 12:01
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manhinli: Telecom hotspots with authentication?

You just connect like a normal wifi network would. Then you visit a site in Safari and it'll load up a login page.

Ok, I just remember there were some problems with some devices (EEEPC I think, and Nintendo DS) connecting to these hotspots.

Are these hotspots still "free" for Xtra broadband customers? I wish Xnet could do something like that.

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  Reply # 147384 13-Jul-2008 12:47
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i'm retuning my 3G iphone monday and terminating the contract you get two weeks to do this with vodafone. i should not need a diploma in networking computers to use my 3G iphone to use with my wifi that everything else connects to with no problem. + GPS will not pin point you if there is no wifi around, so if you lost on back roads your lost. + about 10 fixs they never bothered to address. to hell with the arrogance of apple i'm going back to Gen1 jailbrake iphone. everything works even a .co.nz button. 

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