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iPhone 4 Wi-Fi stops working after a period of time.

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The setup:

Airport Extreme Base Station w/latest firmware update (7.4.2) connected to the internet via AT&T DSL.
iPhone 4 32GB

The problem:

When at home, the iPhone is able to see and connect to the AEBS without any issues. When I leave for work, and later come home, the iPhone is not able to see the network on the AEBS. I've tried manually connecting to the network without success. Its as if my wireless network does not exist, as far as the iPhone is concerned. As a matter of fact, the phone does not see ANY nearby wireless networks (there are several I can normally see from my house).

Turning Wi-Fi on/off does not fix the problem, nor does turning airplane mode on/off. The only fix for the problem is to turn the phone completely off and then back on again. After doing so, the phone is able to see and connect to the wireless network.

This behavior is not consistent from day to day... Some days the phone is able to re-connect and others it is not. I have not been able to identify any particular action that I've taken during my day that is consistent with the Wi-Fi not working.


I have a few other devices on my home network including 2 notebooks, an AppleTV, and a Linksys WRT54G router that is used in bridge mode to connect my Satellite TV DVR to the internet (running Tomato firmware). The AEBS is setup in the b/g/a/n mode with the same SSID for the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.

Any thoughts?


MacBook Pro 13" / iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.4)


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