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Christopher Archer Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
Again...Apple has out done themselves. This iPhone is absolutely amazing and I love it to death. However, he's my situation. I got the phone from a Cingular / AT&T store in my shopping center where I work. Went back to work and activated it and hopped on the net to see how it worked...AMAZING. Went to my other job later that night where we have a new Apple router. Got on Safari...and again...AMAZING. Got home even later that night and went to get online to show my mom and I just sat there spinning. I've read through some other posts and tried a few things (Unplugging the router to do a hard restart...telling the iPhone to forget this network) and nothing has worked. Any suggestion? Linksys WRT54G

MacBook (Intel Core Duo), Mac OS X (10.4.9), 100GB HD, 2GB RAM, 1.83GHz
  • 1. Re: No Connection Through Linksys
    Sean Kosanovich Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    I'd suggest to maybe follow the steps outlined in this post....

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1019041&tstart=0

    It worked for everyone so far, however all of us seem to have Belkin routers. It can't hurt though, right?
  • 2. Re: No Connection Through Linksys
    Boblive77 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    I'm having a similar issue... The iPhone does not switch to my home wi-fi automatically (via Linksys router). I have to manually make it switch by going into settings. The setting for "Ask to Join Networks" is on... I tried following the steps in the link provided... but the DNS number that I found from my router was already programmed in by iPhone.
  • 3. Re: No Connection Through Linksys
    Johnster Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I too have had the same issue. Apple told me to call Linksys, Linksys was no help. Looking for a work around or patch but Linksys says, we don't support Apple. Though the lady from India was very curious about my lovely iPhone, (C; Hoping to hear of a solution and if so will post here.
  • 4. Re: No Connection Through Linksys
    Christopher Archer Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Well...thanks for the link but in my case and the case of some others...it was no help. I think because of how my network is setup...I am using PPPoE. Could that have anything to do with it? To make things clearer I'll explain my network. We built this house from the ground up so I wired it for a network. Central point = Alltel DSL Model to Linksys 4-port wired router. Port 1 = Downstairs / Living Room computer. Port 2 = Spare Bedroom Computer. Port 3 = Networked Printer. Port 4 = Linksys WRT54G. I had to pull a little legwork in order to get this to work but it works. I've left it on PPPoE because that's how it's been working. Any suggestions and ideas are appreciated. I am looking at getting an Apple Extreme Wireless N Router soon though. That may solve the whole problem
  • 5. Re: No Connection Through Linksys
    rgcrowley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem with the wireless access point WAP54g. Iphone found everything fine but no web access.

    Surely someone at apple reads these posts. Surely someone at apple uses a linksys home network.
  • 6. Re: No Connection Through Linksys
    williadw1955 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I have a linksys router and can get on with no problems...

    Possibly, the problem is you have your router set to not broadcast the wireless SSID to the world. Log into your router and, under wireless, you will see the selection

    Wireless SSID Broadcast: Enable Disable

    Check the Enable and I think you Iphone will find your signal, provided you have entered the correct WEP Encryption paraphrased password.

    As soon as you disbale the SSID Broadcast though, the iPhone will drop the connection.

    This, in my opinion, is a flaw in the iPhone. It should maintain the signal . I have 1 PC and 2 laptops in the family that do so with no problem
  • 7. Re: No Connection Through Linksys
    Jemhad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same problem with my WRT54GS and I updated my firmware to version 1.52.0 since that version "resolves issue with IP address assignment via DHCP on some particular devices" quote from linksys website. Now the iPhone uses the wifi connection perfectly.

    Hope this is of use

       
  • 8. Re: No Connection Through Linksys
    toddster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    For what it is worth... I had the same problem with my Linksys wrt54g wireless router. After trying a few things without success, I reset the router (put the button on the back for 30 seconds) & then re-ran the setup cd that came with the router. Not an elegant solution but now the iphone can play over wi-fi.
  • 9. Re: No Connection Through Linksys
    SFC @rcher Level 2 Level 2 (400 points)
    Nothing listed here has worked for me. I have the same lynksys router and i have tried secure, unsecure etc etc etc. It will simply not connect and i have been looking for a solution for two days now, trying everything that works for others...so please keep the ideas coming...otherwise everything was smooth hassel free and workin great!
  • 10. Re: No Connection Through Linksys
    Christopher Archer Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    will try ideas later and post results on interstate now with iPhone
  • 11. Re: No Connection Through Linksys or Netgear
    Netgear Rouetr - same issue Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'll try it out. If this works, thanks a ton!!
  • 12. Re: No Connection Through Linksys or Netgear
    morph686 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    If this doesn't work, please add a little more info on the type of setup: WPA or WEP, B/G/mixed, etc. I have a WRT54G and have had no problems using my iPhone on it.
  • 13. Re: No Connection Through Linksys
    txladykat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i had the same problem with the 54gs linksys. the only way i was able to get on was to disable my security code (which I am not crazy about cause neighbors love to jump on my bandwith). Now i can connect using wifi, but it doesnt stay connected. periodically i have to back into connections and tell it to connect.
  • 14. Re: No Connection Through Linksys or Netgear
    Ray Haneski Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
    I have a wrt54g and connected with no problem.
    I am using mac filtering, only allowing connections from certain mac addresses so I first added the iphone wifi address into the mac filter list on the router.

    My network id is broadcast and the iphone picked it up and showed it with a lock (meaning it is secured) I tapped on the network to enter the password as wep hex, it connected and now joins it automatically.

    make sure the firmware is up to date in the linksys.
    Ray
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