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1636 Views 21 Replies Latest reply: Jul 7, 2007 9:55 AM by gf.buyer
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2007 12:31 AM (in response to m3gutguy)Nice phone, but braindead WEP connection configuration screen. I set it in "WEP hex or ASCII" mode and vary laboriously type the 26 character key. It displays dots instead of the characters, doesn't tell me how many characters were typed, has no verify mode - and at the end when I hit join it pauses, then says "Unable to join the network 'mynet'".
I have tried it many times, always with same result.
Wonder if anyone at Apple actually tried connecting to secured WiFi networks. Sounds like lots of people have the same problem.
Anyone actually succeed in entering a 26 character Hex WEP key???
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Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2007 12:38 AM (in response to m3gutguy)If it will let you, try starting the hex key with an ampersand (&). I seem to recall the airports needed this when configuring WDS, which really has nothing to do with your trouble, but it's worth trying, right?MacBook Pro 15" Santa Rosa, Mac Mini Core Duo, iBook G4, iMac DV G3, Mac OS X (10.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2007 12:51 AM (in response to m3gutguy)I think the problem relates to encryption. When I turned off the encryption on my home network and reset the iPhone the problem went away.Compaq SR2180NX, Other OS, Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2007 12:56 AM (in response to iTeams.mobi)Agree. The iPhone encryption implementation is broken.
There are reports of this all over the web.
I hope Apple resolve this promptly otherwise my unit is going back as defective/the product doesn't work as advertised. Forget the 10% restocking fee, I'll just charge back if they try and pull that kind of stunt on me.
The one thing they should have got right - WiFi connectivity - they seem to have screwed up royally.
Apple - unless you want to see mountains of returns, fix the firmware quick.White MB, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2007 1:41 AM (in response to Jeremy R Kolonay)Tried both $ and & in front of the 26 Hex characters. No luck. I agree with the person who said they will return their phone if secure WiFi can't be made to work. Leaving WiFi nets unencrypted is just inviting bad things!
Anyone have any better luck with WPA encryption? I could always change to a Netgear "N" router, but I saw some other people report problems with WPA.iPhone, Other OS
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2007 2:41 AM (in response to iphguy)Solved! At least for me.
I re-configured the Linksys wireless router, setting the WEP authentication mode to "Shared Key" and re-entering the same phrase from which the 26 hex digit was generated.
Then on the iPhone in Wi-Fi configuration I selected the hex key entry option and typed the generated 26 digits preceded by "$" (without the quotes.)
And lo-and-behold, it worked. After probably 20 or more previous tries. So the 2 "secrets" were re-initializing the router's encryption set-up using "Shared Key" and the "$" at the beginning of the hex key in the iPhone.
Hope this helps others.iPhone, Other OS
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2007 12:17 PM (in response to m3gutguy)I have a Linksys WAP54G and I couldn't get my Iphone to work with Wi-Fi properly; it was intermittent and would "hang" when getting a page. It was able to connect to the Access Point, even be granted an IP address via DHCP, but still didn't work right.
BTW- I'm using WPA-TKIP.
I tried changing to AES, I even tried to disable encryption altogether, but the problem persisted.
After hours of trying to get Wi-Fi to work on my I-Phone, I finally just unplugged the power plug on the access point and plugged it back in to hard reboot it.
Then my Iphone worked like a charm.
Anyone who's having router/access point problems, give this a try. I hope it helps some of you, at least.
Hope everyone has fun with their new phonePC, Windows XP Pro
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2007 11:35 AM (in response to m3gutguy)Thanks for all the replies. I used a $ before the 26 digit HEX number and it worked fine on both mine and my daughter's iPhone. I still don't understand why the WEP 13 digit number won't work but as long as it is working I am fine with it now.iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2007 2:13 PM (in response to m3gutguy)I have had similar issues in setting up a connection with WEP 128 bit; after doing this successfully, I will occasionally lose the network (it may work fine for a day or more, then drop), and I have found that, in these cases, examining the settings for the network shows that it has acquired a new IP address in the range 169.x.x.x, which means that it failed to get a response from the router's DHCP server fast enough (I suspect). Once it is in this mode, the only solution I have found is to do a "Forget Network" and reenter the settings. While this always works, it is getting old having to reenter this info.
I'm about to do some experiments on the router side to see if I can change any DHCP settings to improve this situation.iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2007 2:28 PM (in response to m3gutguy)I read all the posts last night and started messing with my router. Long story short I really messed it up. I ended up calling linksys at midnight and was on the phone for 1.5 hours getting it up and running. Now for the good part. The tech had me upload a new firmware that was available and that got me up and running. I use a WRT54G Version 6 with a WEP code. Hope this helps.
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