2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 6, 2010 7:38 AM by Quatermassdesign
Quatermassdesign Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
So I have a Netgear WGR614 that works just fine with our iMac over ethernet, and allows both my iPhone 3GS and my Dell Laptop (yes, a PC) to connect wirelessly. The iPhone connected first time, as expected, and the signal is very strong. But I bought an iPad wifi this weekend and it can't seem to connect. For a while I was convinced I had the password wrong, since the failure was at the password stage. But I double-checked and it is correct.
The "join" button highlights once the password is complete, but clicking it gives the spinning ball and then the note that it cannot connect.
I've gone through the router settings and the iPad and can't find anything wrong. I've also restarted the router and the iPad, as well as resetting the network settings on the iPad.
Anyone have any thoughts?
Thanks.

iPhone 3G S, iPad WiFi, iPhone OS 3.1.2, iMac 27 quad core
  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (27,090 points)
    Quatermassdesign wrote:
    So I have a Netgear WGR614 that works just fine with our iMac over ethernet, and allows both my iPhone 3GS and my Dell Laptop (yes, a PC) to connect wirelessly. The iPhone connected first time, as expected, and the signal is very strong. But I bought an iPad wifi this weekend and it can't seem to connect. For a while I was convinced I had the password wrong, since the failure was at the password stage. But I double-checked and it is correct.
    The "join" button highlights once the password is complete, but clicking it gives the spinning ball and then the note that it cannot connect.
    I've gone through the router settings and the iPad and can't find anything wrong. I've also restarted the router and the iPad, as well as resetting the network settings on the iPad.
    Anyone have any thoughts?
    Thanks.


    I use a Netgear WGR614v10 (firmware V1.0.2.4_39.0.39NA) router with no problems. Exactly what model of the WGR614 do you have and does it have the latest firmware? Note also that the password is case sensitive. What security mode are you using WPA, WPA2, etc? Any more detail on how your router is setup? i.e., are you using MAC filtering, etc.?
  • Quatermassdesign Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I knew that even the simplest response would get me on the right track...

    In checking the security mode it hit me like a bolt. I've been entering the main router password each time instead of the passphrase for the WPA setting. Just typed in the right one (which, by coincidence, is exactly the same number of characters as the password) and connected immediately at full strength.

    Thanks for this, and sorry for the dolt-slap question.