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Topic # 70171 19-Oct-2010 20:59
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My micro-sim finally arrived yesterday and my iPhone 4 is now up and running!  Well mostly.

Internet works fine at work over wifi, and it works fine over 3G.  However at home the internet mostly doesn't work, except occasionally it works very briefly and then stops again.  But it's not a wifi problem, the wifi icon is stable and doesn't disappear when the internet cuts out. 

The laptops and games consoles in the house are all connecting to the internet without problem.  And I had an iPhone 3G before this one, and it worked fine with the home wifi. My network hasn't changed.

Is there a setting in the iPhone I'm missing?  Remember it works fine with wifi at work.  At home I have a WAG310G wireless gateway.

Any help much appreciated!

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  Reply # 393810 19-Oct-2010 22:17
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Sorry I can't help Rhinosaur but I'm having exactly the same issue. I too have an iphone 4 and a WAG310G. My old 3GS and ipod 2G worked fine also?

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  Reply # 393893 20-Oct-2010 10:16
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Yep, I have the same thing. iPhone 4,




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  Reply # 393896 20-Oct-2010 10:27
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I have the same issue with my iPhone 4. No problems with 3GS or computers however.

I just have to use SBS Settings to easily turn wifi on and off 



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  Reply # 393902 20-Oct-2010 10:41
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Well at least I'm not the only one, I guess...

Are you all using the WAG310G?  Xnet Fusion per chance?

And just to confirm:  your wifi is perfectly stable (the ))) icon on the screen doesn't disappear), but your internet isn't working, or is barely working?


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  Reply # 393905 20-Oct-2010 10:43
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I had this problem. I stopped using my TomTom so turned off bluetooth and now my wifi works perfectly everywhere...

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  Reply # 393911 20-Oct-2010 11:04
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I am using a WAG160N with Snap.. Laptops all seem okay, just Wifi on the iphone. I also get it a little at the wifi at work, but I do not use it much there.




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  Reply # 393932 20-Oct-2010 12:15
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Thanks for the bluetooth suggestion, but I have bluetooth turned off already so unfortunately that's not the solution for me.

There must be a router setting to adjust? I'm not too network-savvy...
Has anyone tried giving it a static IP?

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  Reply # 393940 20-Oct-2010 12:40
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Have you tried upgrading to the latest firmware on the router? This will often fix connection issues that were only occuring with one device and not others.



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  Reply # 394055 20-Oct-2010 16:44
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No I haven't, I'll try that tonight.

Actually I just checked their website and version 1.0 is all that's available...

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  Reply # 419210 19-Dec-2010 21:58
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I'm also having trouble getting wireless access with my iPhone 4 via my WAG310G. Have you found any solutions? Cheers.

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  Reply # 419245 19-Dec-2010 23:20
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Hi - I can't offer any solutions, sorry, but I have noticed that there were some threads covering this on the Apple discussions site. I seem to recall something about poor performance with certain routers due to the up-specced nature of the iPhones radio chip... and maybe changing the password/encryption type to help. Good luck.

http://discussions.apple.com/forum.jspa?forumID=1141




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  Reply # 419251 19-Dec-2010 23:38
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From what I read in some of those discussions it seems the workaround is to change the router from 11g to 11b... This doesn't seems like "up specs" but more like a faulty implementation - also b is slower than g.






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  Reply # 419324 20-Dec-2010 09:53
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Hi Smithers,

No, no solution unfortunately.  Basically just what ClickNZ said - it seems to be a widely reported problem.  There was speculation (hope) that it would be fixed with the ios 4.2 update, but unfortunately it wasn't.  If I turn off wifi, then turn it back on, I'll sometimes get half a minute of use, but my 'solution' is to leave wifi off and use 3G.  2degrees will be thanking me!

I hadn't heard of the 11b wifi solution, maybe I should give that a try.  For the less savvy among us Embarassed is there a real world disadvantage using the slower protocol, or are broadband speeds still slower than 11b (and still the bottle neck)?  I don't do any file transfers over wifi or anything like that, it's just internet (and printer).



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