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UKenGB Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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May 2, 2013 7:49 AM

This is NOTHING to do with activation or anything to do with the cellular network.

 

For over a year now I've been using a couple of older iPhones just making use of their WiFi connection to my local network and hence the Internet. The other day I noticed the 3Gs could not make use of the network. It sees the correct WiFi network and apparently connects fine (no complaints), but then nothing else works over the network. At its most basic, Safari cannot even access the local web server, so it's nothing to do with any Internet connection (or lack of).

 

I've tried with Airplane Mode on and off, with SIM and without, turned WiFi on and off, restarted the entire phone, everything I can think of, but I just cannot get the network to do anything other than connect.

 

It's not the iPhone that's faulty in some way as I tried the other iPhone (4) in the same situation and lo and behold, that now doesn't work either, although an iPhone 5 with working SIM functions perfectly on the same network. So from this I deduce it's an iOS thing rather than hardware. Did it start with iOS 6.1.3? No idea since that's some time ago and I cannot determine exactly when this problem originally surfaced.

 

This is a new problem as these iPhones have been doing this perfectly for a long time, now suddenly, both cannot use the network. Has anyone else seen this and/or got any suggestions?

MacPro, MacBook Pro, Mini Server, ´ú┐TVs, iPad, iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 30" HD display
  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (36,170 points)
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    May 2, 2013 7:50 AM (in response to UKenGB)

    Re-set your router.

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (26,560 points)
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    May 2, 2013 7:53 AM (in response to UKenGB)

    If none of these devices are working with the wifi, I would think that it has something to do with your network, not the devices, since it is multiple devices that are not functioning. Have you tried anything else on this wifi network? Do they work? Try power cycling your router.

     

    Also, if you updated these devices to iOS 6.1.3,did you complete the activation process?

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (36,170 points)
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    May 2, 2013 9:09 AM (in response to UKenGB)

    If you don't want to bother with basic troubleshooting steps, then why are you posting here?

     

    You're clearly not interested in solving the problem.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (36,170 points)
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    May 2, 2013 10:18 AM (in response to UKenGB)

    UKenGB wrote:

     

    All you've suggested is re-start the router which since it is clearly NOT an Internet related problem is a worthless exercise.

    No. It's not a worthless exercise since it also controls your local network.

     

     

    Do you even know what a router is?

    Yes. Apparently, you do not.

     

     

    In truth, no I'm not interested in any 'troubleshooting' recommendations since I'm perfectly capable of doing that myself. What I want to know (and asked) is if anyone had come across this problem before and if so, what might be causing it as I am most definitely interested in solving it.

    Then your post constitutes a poll, which is clearly prohibited by the TOS.

  • AKRBTN Level 3 Level 3 (995 points)
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    May 2, 2013 10:33 AM (in response to UKenGB)

    Well...from where I'm standing, you've effectively kiboshed your chances of getting any more help here with your attitude, so good luck with that.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (36,170 points)
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    May 2, 2013 11:09 AM (in response to UKenGB)

    First of all, a router plays NO part in my local LAN. If you understand what a router is, then you will know that.

    Then re-set your wireless access point, as clearly you must be using discreet devices for router, switch, and wireless access points.

     

     

    As for my question being a POLL, what utter nonsense.

    You stated:

    I'm not interested in any 'troubleshooting' recommendations since I'm perfectly capable of doing that myself. What I want to know (and asked) is if anyone had come across this problem before and if so, what might be causing it as I am most definitely interested in solving it.

    Find. You are not interested in troubleshooting, but you want to know what might be causing the problem...

     

    Since it is unlikely that multiple iPhones would fail in exactly the same way at exactly the same time, logic dictates that the problem is your network.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (36,170 points)
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    May 2, 2013 11:39 AM (in response to UKenGB)

    Provide some worthwhile information, then.

     

    No one gets 'kudos' based on the number of posts they make. If you bothered to look up how the points system here works, you would know that.

     

    If may believe you know what you're doing, or what you're talking about, but your posts indicate otherwise.

     

    You have a network problem. Continuing to insist that the problem is not your network, and refusing to troubleshoot your network, even as a means of eliminating it as the cause of the issue, is assinine.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (36,170 points)
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    May 2, 2013 11:50 AM (in response to UKenGB)

    Yet you still refuse to troubleshoot your network...

     

    Good luck with that.

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