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iPhone 3G - won't connect to wifi

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Oct 27, 2008 2:37 PM
My girlfriend got an iPhone 3G last week. It's working fine, except it won't connect to my home wifi. It keeps saying the connection failed. It does connect without problems to the wifi network at her place.

My network has WPA-PSK security, and I'm absolutely positive the password is correct, as I have no problem whatsoever getting my own iPhone 3G to connect to the very same network. Both iPhones have the latest firmware.

Other equipment (my MacBook, her iBook G4) works fine.

Any thoughts?
Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPhone 3G
  • Jason L Community Hosts Community Hosts (9,250 points)
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    Oct 27, 2008 2:53 PM (in response to wieland)
    Hey wieland,

    Try Resetting Network Settings on the iPhone, go to Settings> General> Reset> Reset Network Settings, Reset Network Settings.

    If the issue persists after Resetting Network Settings you may want to take a look at the router configuration.
    Have you tried to power cycle the router?
    Is the router setup to distribute enough IP's for all the devices on the Network?
    Does it have MAC address filtering? If so make sure the iPhones Wi-Fi Address from Settings> General> About is added to the list.

    You can also try to restore the iPhone to rule out software issues with the iPhone.
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305744

    Jason
    MBP 2.0, 2GB ram, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Original iPhone, iPhone 3G, Apple TV, Airport, iMac, iPods..

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