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Mouloud73 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have a Wifi network protected by a WEP key. Every now and then, the iPhone prompts me to enter the key - all works well for 24-48h then I get prompted to re-enter the key. Any fixes to ensure it is not forgotten?

Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Negatetime Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem here. Irritating to have to keep re-entering the WEP. Worked fine without issue for 1.5 years.
  • w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
    Here is the generic Apple support on wi-fi issues:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1398

    There are some comments re WEP keys at the bottom.

    Phil
  • iNexxFear Level 2 Level 2 (380 points)
    I've seen that its when the WIFI Signal is in a strange or low level... Usually when I get the password box I will cancel it until I get closer...

    Also I think that recently someone in my neighborhood has generated a WIFI station with the same name, therefore the iPhone looses the connection with my device and connects to thiers!

    A good way to help ensure that this is not the case, is make sure that your Wireless router is named uniquely... Hope that helps...
  • Planemo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes I am having this same problem. I have tried generic help on the above link, but did not help. I now have to reenter my password every 7-10 days. My user user experience has dropped because of this.
  • Macaby Level 3 Level 3 (910 points)
    Have you tried a WPA password protection scheme? It's much more secure and I've NEVER had a problem with my IP 3G or my new IP 3G S remembering my WPA password.
  • Negatetime Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yup, almost 7 days exactly for me.
  • w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
    Macaby wrote:
    Have you tried a WPA password protection scheme? It's much more secure and I've NEVER had a problem with my IP 3G or my new IP 3G S remembering my WPA password.


    Excellent advice. My experience, too. I never have to re-enter my password, even on other networks I use once every couple of months.

    Phil
  • Negatetime Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I thought I would humor you and try your idea. Updated my Airport with WPA last night and this morning my iPhone had forgotten the password. What's strange is I was connected using the web and then instantly while surfing it forgot the password. I have 2 other computers constantly connected to my Airport, all indications point to the iPhone and the 3.0 update.
  • Negatetime Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Not to bad. It only took 10 days to forget the WPA password.
  • w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
    Maybe if you use a shorter password, it will remember it longer. Works that way with my memory

    Phil
  • tklempay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mouloud73 wrote:
    I have a Wifi network protected by a WEP key. Every now and then, the iPhone prompts me to enter the key - all works well for 24-48h then I get prompted to re-enter the key. Any fixes to ensure it is not forgotten?



    I too have been experiencing this exact same problem. However, for me, it did not just recently start happening...it goes back at least 9 months, shortly after I got the phone in Aug '08. And yes, this is very, very annoying!

    Also, I cannot change from using WEP for router security at this point. I have too many other devices configured to use it and they cannot change. Those devices do not have any problems connecting to the network.
  • Nikyzf Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
    I have the same problem. The network used to remain above 'Other' but now disappears every time.

    I'm using a Belkin 54g, WPA, with SSID hidden. Still works fine with PowerBook, iBook, and Apple TV.

    This has been happening for about a week, perhaps since 3.1 (not an option in OS below!).

    One thing that might have a bearing. Someone on an iPhone forum said they couldn't see how to enter a WEP or WPA password. In order to describe the steps, I needed to force mine to prompt for the password so I used the 'Forget' option. It's as if I can't make it "unforget"!
  • Nikyzf Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
    I think I might have an answer, found here.

    Go to Settings > General > Network > Cellular Data Network and note any changes you've made to the default settings. For me it was just the APN (3 instances).

    Then Settings > General > Reset (right at the bottom) > Reset Network Settings. You are prompted for your passcode then there's a confirmation button.

    I had to reinstate my APN settings, as expected. I've reconnected to my wifi and *so far* it's not forgetting it.
  • Penge Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I have the same problem too.
    I will try the suggesting the last post here,
    Really hope it helps.
    This is really annoying.
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