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No Wifi after iPhone 3.1 upgrade

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luckymike Calculating status...
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Sep 13, 2009 12:24 PM
I upgraded my iPhone 3G to the 3.1 firmware on Wednesday. Since then, my phone can't see any wifi networks. I've tried to do a restore twice, as well as rebooting the phone a couple times, and it hasn't helped. Has anyone else experienced this and found a fix? It's looking like a trip to the Genius bar
iPhone 3G, Other OS, iPhone 3.1
  • Goshia Level 4 Level 4 (1,400 points)
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    Sep 13, 2009 7:36 PM (in response to luckymike)
    Try re-starting the wifi router.
    MacBookPro(2x) and iMac 20" 3G iPhone 16G, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • adnixon Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    Sep 13, 2009 9:04 PM (in response to luckymike)
    On the Router in its admin program try revoking the IP Lease issued to the iPhone on the Router, then reset the Network on the iPhone in settings/General/Reset/Reset Network Settings. Then in Settings/WiFi setup Network Connectivity and then go back to the router and set the iPhones IP address lease to never to expire. I have 2 x iPhone running 3.1 without any issues. If you have another iPhone at 3.01 see if it will connect to the network. The solution is simply an elimination of the issues Ant..
    2 x IBM Core2 Duo 3Ghz Vista + 2 x XP 2 x iPhone 3G OS 3.0 1 x AE 1 x MacMini
  • adnixon Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    Sep 16, 2009 5:08 PM (in response to luckymike)
    I am at 3.1 with a 3G iPhone that has no problems with WiFi so I would be inclined to think that it might be your hardware that is assuming that the hardware in my iPhone is the same as yours and if that is not the case the problem could be either hardware or software.
    2 x IBM Core2 Duo 3Ghz Vista + 2 x XP 2 x iPhone 3G OS 3.0 1 x AE 1 x MacMini
  • elenka Calculating status...
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    Sep 17, 2009 6:33 AM (in response to luckymike)
    I've experienced the same issue after the upgrade to 3.1 on Wednesday
    My iPhone shows "No Wi-Fi" and "Bluetooth unavailable" in settings
    I believe it has something to do with the software as the router works fine with other devices
    Anybody managed to solve the problem yet?
    Mac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • slumpbuster Calculating status...
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    Sep 17, 2009 8:40 AM (in response to elenka)
    add me to the list. Wifi works fine for my laptop, but iphone wont pick it up (but recognizes their is an IP address).

    Combined with the random shutdown issue.......this is really ticking me off.
  • oghowie Calculating status...
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    Sep 17, 2009 9:29 AM (in response to luckymike)
    Having the same issues I had with 3.0.

    Sometimes my home wifi will connect sometimes it won't. Resetting the modem and router do nothing. Laptops connect fine to wifi.

    This is getting ridiculous.
  • Todd\'s Alias Calculating status...
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    Sep 17, 2009 9:45 AM (in response to luckymike)
    You can add me to the list. As soon as I upgraded to 3.1 my iPhone won't even see any WiFi networks. A friend standing right next to me with his iTouch can see over three networks to choose from. I believe his iTouch is 3.1.1, which apparently isn't available for iPhone 3G yet. I can't update my apps over WiFi because the updates are over 10m. This is really annoying. Luckily I can use the phone network for the internet but it sure is slower that WiFi. I need this fixed. Any suggestions? Tried hard booting, turning WiFi off and on, tried specifying the network... all no luck
    iPhone, iPhone OS 3.0.1, Actually 3.1
  • hddeuce06 Calculating status...
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    Sep 17, 2009 10:30 AM (in response to Todd\'s Alias)
    I'm having / Had the same issue.

    Resetting network setting on the device did not work.

    Using a static ip (w/gateway (router) and dns) or setting up an ip address reservation on the router for the iphone solved the problem.

    With DHCP my phone gets a IP and subnet but the problem is it doesn't get the gateway and dns hence rendering wifi useless.
    MBP 15" 2.53 2008, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iPhone 3GS (3.1) & iPhone3G's for testing (3.0 & 2.2.1)
  • jbrocket1 Calculating status...
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    Sep 17, 2009 11:12 AM (in response to luckymike)
    Can see no wifi after 3.1. Messing with router is not an option, since I can't see any.
    iMac, MBP, Mini, MB, ATV, iPhone, Touch, iPod's
  • tigerfanwoot Calculating status...
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    Sep 17, 2009 2:55 PM (in response to luckymike)
    Add me to the list:

    I have a 1st Gen 4GB iphone. I have never had an issue with wifi before -> EVER! After the 3.1 upgrade, my iphone can't even see a wifi network. I have wifi at work, home, and church. No luck here. Apple, where ya at?
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • ryan.kirgan Calculating status...
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    Sep 17, 2009 7:32 PM (in response to luckymike)
    I am also experiencing this problem. My iPhone 3G was shipped with v2.2.1 which meant that I couldn't install any useful apps. The wireless worked and I was able to connect to my home router.

    Connecting to iTunes, the v3.1 update was applied...but the phone stopped working. I just had the "emergency calls only" start up page and iTunes was telling me that the phone wasn't going to work.

    I restored the phone, but it restored it to v3.1?!? While the phone worked, the Wi-fi and Bluetooth settings were greyed out, as shown here: http://elliottback.com/wp/iphone-no-wifi-problem/

    The iPhone tech support for my carrier (Optus) told me that this is a known problem that can happen with this phone and that once it is greyed out, there is something wrong with the hardware and nothing can be done beyond returning the phone (- I assume the firmware is broken and you can downgrade to the older version.)

    Looks like you can't even select OS v3.1 from the drop-down menu on this forum, so hopefully this is just a teething problem.

    Very annoyed as this is only Day 2 with an iPhone. Totally not worth the hassle and will never get one again.

    Ryan
    iPhone 3G, Other OS
  • KeithJeschke Calculating status...
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    Sep 17, 2009 8:12 PM (in response to luckymike)
    I am also having this issue.
    iMac, Macbook Pro, iPhone 3g
  • Jtrendon Calculating status...
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    Sep 17, 2009 10:49 PM (in response to luckymike)
    Since the update my iphone wont see any wifi. I have reset everything nothing works. my wifes phone is fine she did not update to the latest version.
    iPhone OS 3.0.1
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