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Strange Wifi Issue


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Im a total forum Newb but not so new to macs (bout 7 years). But recently (and quite suddenly) i have had a rather strange Wifi issue.

I have an Iphone, 2 Macbook Pros and a iMac all linked through a wireless hotspot router (e585). Was all working perfectly until i updated to iPhone 4.3 with the new fandangle "Personal Hotspot".

Since then none of my macs will log into my wireless hotspot router, or into my iPhone to get on the net unless I use a usb connection.

Router: Firstly i get "incorrect Password" even though i know its not incorrect. Then i get timeout, until i give up and throw the whole lot against a wall.

iPhone: The iPhone wireless "personal hotspot" will not even show up in any mac. (like its not even there)

Now here is the clincher. If I pack up the computers and phone and router (the joys of wireless gear) and walk 100m down the road, it all works fine!!

I have tried turning everything thats wireless off in my house except for the macpro and phone, and to make them connect, but still, it wont even show up in airport as a network..

Any help is greatly appreciated
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I don't see what updating your iPhone would have to do with your wireless signals to all your other machines.
Also, the Personal Hotspot feature is something you have to activate through your carrier. It isn't something that just runs and could cause the kind of issues you are describing.

I suspect the router could be failing first and foremost. How old is it? What brand is it? Maybe it's a "dud"?? If it's new enough, you could exchange for a new one to see if the problem persists.

16GB iPhone 5, 64GB Wi-Fi only iPad 1st Gen.

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I have a suspicion the wifi router or the Iphone update is not part of the issue.

The hotspot feature works perfectly 100m down the road, and so does the router. Its an E585 from vodafone in Aust. Had a chat to them and they have replaced the sim etc. but it does work in the shop. as soon as i get home i cant put the password in.

I do have about 6 other networks in my area, and i dont know if someone or somthing is jamming a signal. It seems all verrry strange to me.
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