6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 27, 2010 6:29 PM by JPBOSS
Aaron Smith6 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I just switched from an Original iPhone to a 3Gs. For some reason, it doesn't remember my WiFi network and I have to enter the network name and password every time I wake the phone. I have a hidden network with a WPA2 password, but my original phone had no trouble remembering and connecting.

Any ideas why the 3Gs won't remember?

3Gs, iPhone OS 3.1.2
  • Artooro Level 2 Level 2 (220 points)
    You could try entering a $ character at the beginning of your password. For example $mywpakey

    Try upgrading the firmware of your wireless router if possible.
  • skrobnsn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i just bought a 32gb iphone 3Gs 3 days ago and mine is having the same problem. I have to recreate my wi-fi network everytime i want to use the phone. why is that? also, my phone receives mail, but won't send mail through my earthlink.net email accounts. do i have a bad phone?
    i will try upgrading router firmware...what does the $ do in front of password?
    thanks!
  • JPBOSS Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    I've had 32GB 3Gs since launch day and have had no WiFi issues and no changes have been made to my network equipment, however this morning after syncing my phone last night Wifi connection to my hidden SSID network utilizing WPA-AES encryption has to be entered each time resuming phone from standby. Doesn't make any sense to me. I just wonder if Apple is slipping hidden/small updates to the phone with iTunes sync's unbenounced to users.
  • dave the rave 66 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I too have had the same problem recently. Although I have changed my home network recently am not sure whether its the phone or the router. The phone seems to have no problem connecting at my office WiFi or other WiFi networks I have joined. Every time I get home however it asks for my password. The only solution I have found so far is to switch off the phone. On restart it connects no problem! Any ideas - my home router is a Belkin F6D4230-4.
  • JPBOSS Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    My router is a Linksys WRT350N running in g-mode only with WPA-PSK AES encryption with SSID broadcast turned off.
  • JPBOSS Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    Ok, I think I fixed my problem. I reset Network Settings which I guess wipes out possibly corrupt wifi configs on the iPhone which I think was causing my problems. So far so good.