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1312 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Dec 16, 2007 5:23 PM by Jason L
Describe your Wi-Fi setup in more detail so we can better figure out the problem. I ask because it is possible to set up a Wi-Fi that will network computers but not allow internet access. If that is the case, it could be an easy fix.
The $20/month is for unlimited EDGE use for internet and YouTube...
Message was edited by: medic_giWindows XP, iPhone 4GB ; iPod Nano 2GB
Thanks, I didn't know that edge was unlimited for Internet and youtube. What do you need to know about my Wi-Fi setup. I am very computer illiterate. I am using built in ethernet on my Mac if that makes any difference.IMAC 5.1
I do have airport and its on with a WEP password on. The iphone never asked to enter the password but I assume thats because I had it directly hooked up to the computer when I set it up and activated it.IMAC 5.1
Try the basics first:
1. Turn your iPhone off by holding down the home button and sleep button through "slide to power off" keep holding both until screen goes black with white apple logo in the middle.
2. From home screen, Tap settings, Tap Wi-Fi, Tap to turn Wi-Fi off then back on.
3. Try forgetting Wi-Fi networks, then re-joining them.
If these basic troubleshooting steps don't work, let us know.Windows XP, iPhone 4GB ; iPod Nano 2GB; iPod Classic 80GB x 2
This may help also:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305293Windows XP, iPhone 4GB ; iPod Nano 2GB; iPod Classic 80GB x 2
It depends on the speed of internet connection that your AirPort has. For example, if your AirPort is connected to the internet via "dial-up" then you will only get "dial-up" speed on your iPhone. If your AirPort is connected via "cable" then you will get "cable" speed on your iPhone.
I have the "cable" connection and it is blazing fast. Very impressive.
Message was edited by: medic_gi (corrected spelling errors)Windows XP, iPhone 4GB ; iPod Nano 2GB; iPod Classic 80GB x 2
Another basic troubleshoot:
Manually connect to the Wi-Fi network...
1. From Home Screen, Tap Settings
2. Tap Wi-Fi
3. Under Choose a Network, Tap Other...
4. Type Network name
5. Tap Security
6. Tap WEP
7. Tap Other Network (the "back" button on top left of screen)
8. Type Password
9. Tap Join
Hope this helps.Windows XP, iPhone 4GB ; iPod Nano 2GB; iPod Classic 80GB x 2
Quick question: are you using the "Internet Sharing" feature of a Mac to provide Wi-Fi to your iPhone?
There is currently a glitch somewhere in the Internet Sharing code on at least some Intel-based iMac, Mac Mini, and MacBook models when connecting to the iPhone -- you'll be able to authenticate and get a good strength signal, but the connection will "freeze" at random points. You may be able to pull down smaller web pages (like Google's home page) without hitting the glitch, but any large retrieval will get stuck (which pretty much stops apps like iTunes, YouTube, Maps, etc.).
This glitch appears only to affect some Intel-based Macs; PPC-based Macs, external AirPort routers, and any non-Apple hardware is immune. My own Mac Mini has this problem, so I went out and got a Linksys wireless router, and now I get Wi-Fi just fine on my iPhone.
If you'd like a little more information, here's a link to a thread discussing this glitch:
--JohnMac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
In general Wi-Fi is going to be much faster than EDGE. Basically Wi-Fi refers to a local area network in your home or at a business, the Internet connection that network has will determine the speed accessing websites on the Internet.
If you have your Airport Basestation plugged into a broadband Internet connection, the Wi-Fi network will be faster than EDGE.
The tips in this article will resolve most Wi-Fi issues.
JasonMBP 2.0, 2GB ram, Mac OS X (10.4.10)