New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
iOS and Apps All your questions and discussion of iOS or iOS Apps.

Need help with wifi re-setup


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
HueHolla

 
Member Since: Jun 06, 2012
Posts: 2
HueHolla is on a distinguished road

HueHolla is offline
I have been using the wifi in my home on my iPhone 4s for a while already. I recently decided to go from wireless-G to wireless-N. To keep things simple, when setting up the new wireless router, I used the same SSID (username) and password. Everything in the house is able to connect to the new wifi signal except for my iPhone.

The phone allows me to "join" my wireless network, and it also displays the wifi signal on the top menu bar. But I noticed that it is not really connected to the network. I wonder if its because Im using the same SSID as before, but thought that should not make a difference.

I have already tried the following:
Settings > Wifi > Forget this Network
Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings

Please help if you have any idea on how I can get my phone to ACTUALLY connect the wifi network. Thanks!


P.S. I know its not connected to the network because: 1) The internet is slow 2) I use it as a tv remote which only works when they're both in the same network 3) Facetime doesn't work.
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 16,468
chas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2009 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

chas_m is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by HueHolla View Post
P.S. I know its not connected to the network because: 1) The internet is slow
If the internet is working AT ALL, then you are indeed connected to the network. It would be impossible for the iPhone to be accessing "the internet" without going through a wireless network.

My guess is that the iPhone is actually connected to a nearby network that is not yours. You can easily check this in system preferences, of course.
QUOTE Thanks
mrplow

 
mrplow's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 01, 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 6,701
mrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.9, iPhone5s, iPad Air, AppleTV2

mrplow is offline
If you can see the wifi icon top left of the status bar on your iPhone it's definitely connected to wifi (yours or another).

Is the N network you setup using 5Ghz by any chance?

External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - top right of this post
QUOTE Thanks
HueHolla

 
Member Since: Jun 06, 2012
Posts: 2
HueHolla is on a distinguished road

HueHolla is offline
Thanks for the help fellas. I finally figured out the problem with the internet. I would connect to the router but then the DHCP from the router would drop the ip address for my iPhone and other wireless devices that were connected to it. So the problem was not with the iPhone at all, but with the router. A firmware update recently fixed the problem. Appreciate the help either way.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Best webcam app for the iphone 4s? | New iPad Mail problem »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
iTunes OSX Lion Wifi Sync dbconfession OS X - Operating System 0 06-06-2012 06:26 PM
Can't setup printer to mac using wifi rachie OS X - Operating System 1 03-02-2012 04:00 AM
MBPro via Wifi -> act as hotspot? asb9987 Internet, Networking, and Wireless 2 01-20-2012 03:45 PM
WiFi Locks up shaynepage@shaw Internet, Networking, and Wireless 0 12-29-2011 08:06 PM
iPhone can't connect with my WiFi? kmccabe iPhone Hardware and Accessories 5 05-15-2010 01:45 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?