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Topic # 24489 25-Jul-2008 15:58
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I have a 1.1.4 iPhone which has been connecting on my home WiFi WPA network. It successfully detects the home network when it searches for available broadcasting SSIDs.

I am trying to get the phone to connect to another router, which is a Cisco 1200 Aironet (unsure firmware, etc.).

Laptops at my workplace are connected to this Cisco, and when Windows searches for available wireless networks "workwireless" (not actual SSID) appears in the list of networks.

I know it to be a WEP network, and my iPhone cannot detect this even when I stand directly underneath the antenna.

I have not had the chance yet to convert my home network to WEP to see if it can be seen by the iPhone.

Strangely, every so often when I search for the "workwireless" network (and don't find it), another network called "metasys" comes up.

What IS "metasys"? That doesn't appear on the laptops when they search for available networks.

Hope this is enough information to make a start. I've tried a Google search suggesting that there are some problems with WEP networks, but none of these reports state not being able to DETECT the SSID as being a problem.

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  Reply # 151347 25-Jul-2008 16:14
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Ok I just got a friend with a phone/PDA to sniff for the network and couldn't find it.

We are now presuming that the laptops can "detect" the network because it is a hidden SSID but known to the laptop so stored?

IT guys are too busy today to fool around for us so will try Monday and see what happens.

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  Reply # 151352 25-Jul-2008 16:23
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Have you tried to enter the network manually using the "Other" option?

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  Reply # 151356 25-Jul-2008 16:33
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manhinli: Have you tried to enter the network manually using the "Other" option?

Hi manhinli, I think I was a little premature in my post. Put it down to the excitement of having an iPhone...

No, I haven't used the "other" option yet because I don't know the WEP password. But when the IT guys are free next week I'll sort it out with them.

They said to allow 30 minutes to set up because each device is different??

I hope not!

Having said that, these things that are "supposed" to work, hardly ever do as they should.

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  Reply # 153264 1-Aug-2008 11:37
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Ok we are stuck.

The SSID is apparently NOT hidden.

I have configured this network at one WAP with the IT boys but it CANNOT join (or detect) at other WAPs in the building.

Any ideas???

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  Reply # 153346 1-Aug-2008 15:26
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Ok just to summarise.

Network uses WEP.

There are multiple WAPs in the building.

Only 2 WAPs seem to be able to be detected by my iPhone 1.1.4

Two Windows mobile devices can detect the same WAP as my iPhone, and cannot detect the WAPs that my iPhone cannot detect.

SSID is BROADCAST according to the IT helpdesk.

The WAP at the IT helpdesk can be detected by my iPhone.

I can connect to THAT AP, as well as the other one WAP that my iPhone can detect.

It cannot detect nor connect to the many other WAPs in the building, which are apparently the exact same router configured exactly the same way.

The IT desk are stumped and my feelings are that they would blame it on the phone before their network (they haven't said this, I'm just sensing that because they don't think anything's up with the other WAPs).

Any ideas please?? A google search was pretty useless.

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