Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




696 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

# 64508 16-Jul-2010 22:34
Send private message

I have an Iphone 3GS that was on 4.0
Since last week Wifi has stopped working properly.
I can get an ip address from my DHCP server and of 192.168.1.60 fine with all the right gateway and dns settings are ok.
I can ping that ip address ok from my laptop at 6ms with no missed pings.
But when I try and access the internet it just sits there stalling, this is on all apps in including the app store.
If I turn off wifi it gets everything fine through my XT connection.
I just upgraded to 4.01 to see if that would fix it but it is still the same.
I've tried adding the server manually and also using a static IP address but still no go.
I've also just done a restore to original and restored from backup but its still the same..

Any ideas anyone ?

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
402 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 352603 17-Jul-2010 10:49
Send private message

Hi - there are a bunch of postings on Apple's discussion boards about WiFi breaking after the iOS 4 upgrade ( http://discussions.apple.com/forum.jspa?forumID=1141 ). It sounds like there are 2 separate issues (or maybe more) - some people can't enable WiFi at all & some can't join certain networks. It seems the network joining issue is dependent on the encryption used - WEP or WPA. I'm having (probably a related issue) the problem of not being able to join WiFi hotspots that require a redirection to a login page (eg. CafeNet, Zenbu) since changing to 4.0.
Anyone else able to shed some light....?




Cheers,
Mike

Photographer/Videographer clickmedia.nz


113 posts

Master Geek


# 352608 17-Jul-2010 11:14
Send private message

Same issue here on both 3G & 3Gs, in fact I now cannot even view any wireless networks at all, it just sits there polling...

I have tried many of the so called fixes out there, but it makes no difference on either phone.

I heard a disturbing rumour that I don’t really see how it could be true (but you never know) that the ios4 update could fry the older phones wifi chips ~ again I’m fairly sceptical of this but still...



 
 
 
 




696 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 352728 17-Jul-2010 17:06
Send private message

Ok, here is what i did to fix it, My wifi is working fine again on 4.1 on a 3Gs.
Apparently 4.0 and 4.1 doesn't do DNS servers properly after a while if you are getting everything via DHCP from your router or use your routers ip as the DNS Server.

What I did was setup a Static IP address and put xtras DNS servers in the DNS -
202.27.158.40
202.27.156.72
and left out my router address 192.168.1.1 of the Dns servers on the Iphone.
My router address was first before then Xtras in the config DHCP did in the DNS servers.

Lets hope it keeps going now but its stable and fast now..
I was considering warranty and a new phone but not now !!

Thanks Clicknz for the link to the forum above, I found it on there ..



696 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 352735 17-Jul-2010 17:14
Send private message

oh, almost forgot..
I'm using WPA2 as the protocol as well..

22 posts

Geek


# 354807 22-Jul-2010 11:08
Send private message

So I had the same problem with wifi. Just up and died all of a sudden for no apparant reason. couldn't see any wireless networks at all, either my home one or public ones. I tried resetting the network settings and restoring the phone with no success and was about to retire the phone.
Last night however, I restored wifi by doing the following:

1. Used Bluetooth to connect to a laptop. A Macbook in this case. Connection went fine with no issues, although I've never experienced any BT issues and the phone has been paired with my car stereo for ages.

2. Used Wififofum to scan for networks. Obviously you'll need to be jailbroken for this. It's worth noting perhaps that Wififofum didn't see any networks before I'd connected to the laptop with BT. Neither did any other 3rd party wifi tool.

3. Wififofum found my home network and successfully joined and used it. However, when looking at the wifi settings through Settings>wifi the home network was listed, but no IP or other info was there.

4. Another reset of the network settings seemed to fix this problem and the phone is now back connecting to wifi with no issues whatsoever.

So in my case this wasn't a hardware problem. Maybe the baseband was corrupted and was fixed somehow by connecting to the laptop. I have no idea how, but hopefully this might help someone else.

Cheers
 

2225 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 354834 22-Jul-2010 11:50
Send private message

My wifi problem since upgrading is that on some free hotspots, I can no longer download anything from the app store or itunes. I am asked to check my date/time settings (which appear to be correct.




Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

113 posts

Master Geek


  # 354918 22-Jul-2010 14:02
Send private message

neil21: So I had the same problem with wifi. Just up and died all of a sudden for no apparant reason. couldn't see any wireless networks at all, either my home one or public ones. I tried resetting the network settings and restoring the phone with no success and was about to retire the phone.
Last night however, I restored wifi by doing the following:

1. Used Bluetooth to connect to a laptop. A Macbook in this case. Connection went fine with no issues, although I've never experienced any BT issues and the phone has been paired with my car stereo for ages.

2. Used Wififofum to scan for networks. Obviously you'll need to be jailbroken for this. It's worth noting perhaps that Wififofum didn't see any networks before I'd connected to the laptop with BT. Neither did any other 3rd party wifi tool.

3. Wififofum found my home network and successfully joined and used it. However, when looking at the wifi settings through Settings>wifi the home network was listed, but no IP or other info was there.

4. Another reset of the network settings seemed to fix this problem and the phone is now back connecting to wifi with no issues whatsoever.

So in my case this wasn't a hardware problem. Maybe the baseband was corrupted and was fixed somehow by connecting to the laptop. I have no idea how, but hopefully this might help someone else.

Cheers
 



Damn it tried this and still have nothing... frigging apple.. This is why im getting a galaxy s ~ give the g/f the iphone.

 
 
 
 




696 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 354925 22-Jul-2010 14:20
Send private message

Did you try setting the connection manually and putting on the ssid in manually instead of trying to scan for it ?

113 posts

Master Geek


  # 354936 22-Jul-2010 14:53
Send private message

cafeg: Did you try setting the connection manually and putting on the ssid in manually instead of trying to scan for it ?

113 posts

Master Geek


  # 354938 22-Jul-2010 14:53
Send private message

cafeg: Did you try setting the connection manually and putting on the ssid in manually instead of trying to scan for it ?


Sure did, i have tried a number of things on my router as well static ip's/ dhcp i/p's, swearing ~ still no go.




696 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 355028 22-Jul-2010 17:05
Send private message

and you tried putting in your broadband isp's DNS settings, not using your router IP as the DNS ?

113 posts

Master Geek


  # 355048 22-Jul-2010 17:53
Send private message

Think so, unless i have my wires crossed ~ in my router i have specified the xtra dns settings ~ reset both the iphone and router.

one thing, in a previous post you said "and left out my router address 192.168.1.1 of the Dns servers on the Iphone."
where is that screen on the iphone ? the only options i get for connecting to wifi network manually is under choose a network - other - and then enter the router name manually, the security type and password, no option to specify the router address or anything...

What have i missed ?


Cheers



696 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 355052 22-Jul-2010 18:06
Send private message

it was when i went through general/network/wifi/other after i put in the wireless ssid and password another screen came up and i was able to put in the static ip address, router address and dns servers.

113 posts

Master Geek


  # 355055 22-Jul-2010 18:15
Send private message

hmm

I go settings-general-network-wifi then under choose a network select "other" enter ssid and security type and it just pops up cannot connect .. really annoying



696 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 355056 22-Jul-2010 18:23
Send private message

and did you do a settings/general/reset/reset network settings then shut down the phone.
pull the sim card out, wait one minute then replace the sim card and restart the phone ?

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.