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    Cannot connect Iphone 3G to Wireless Router

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    Cannot connect Iphone 3G to Wireless Router
    Hi,

    I recently purchased an Iphone 3G and have been attempting fruitlessly to connect it to my Billion wireless router. It has WEP security enabled however when i input the correct password into the iphone, it still sais 'cannot connect to wireless network'.

    I then attempted to dissable the WEP security all together to see if that was the issue, still no success. I have 'MAC filtering' dissabled, although i have attempted to 'Allow' access to the MAC address of my Iphone.

    The firewall is disabled on the router also.

    I appologise in advance if there is already a thread relative to this issue, i had a brief look but could not find it. I also appologise for the lack of details of the router settings, i figure there is too much info to post all of it so just tell me what u need and ill post the details... Im very unfamiliar with MAC

    FYI: I currently can connect several windows laptops and desktops to the router without issue, have never before tried with any MAC based system

    Thanks kindly for your help

    Tim

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    Cannot connect Iphone 3G to Wireless Router
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    Don't take this wrong but in settings do you have wi-fi turned on. Also do you have ask to join network turned on.

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    Cannot connect Iphone 3G to Wireless Router
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    make sure somewhere in your settings your router will allow shared addresses. or disconnect your computer and just use the iphone as the only device connecting to the router. you may have an IP Address issue.

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    Cannot connect Iphone 3G to Wireless Router

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    Hey, thanks for the replies.

    osxx: Thats ok, WiFi is on as is 'Ask to Join Networks'

    maz94protege: Im not sure where to find 'shared addresses', however i dont think its an IP conflict as i have the router set to auto assign IP's and i am able to connect several Windows computers at the one time.

    I suspect it may have something to do with maybe a MAC address assignment or something.
    again, im not too sure what im talking about when it comes to MAC however the WiFi address of the iPhone is 00:23F:68:86:B7
    the AP MAC address on the router is 00:04:ED:42:64:df

    could this have something to do with it?

    thanks again for all your help

    Tim

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    Cannot connect Iphone 3G to Wireless Router

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    sorry, that was meant to be 00:23: DF:68:86:B7 for the iphone address... stupid smiley face!

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    Cannot connect Iphone 3G to Wireless Router

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    You're confusing MAC Address with Macintosh
    Hi, you're confusing MAC (Media Access Control) Address with Macintosh (The Operating System as we all know).

    So, back to the iPhone, mine (2g) has been acting really really weirdly ever since that fateful call I made to upgrade it to 2.2.1 from 1.1.4 which was jailbroken and unlocked with ziphone. I can't really help but just wanted to clarify the MAC dilemma for ya.

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    Cannot connect Iphone 3G to Wireless Router

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    once when I installed the options show icons for networked uPnP devices on my pc, my iphone stopped connecting to the Wifi

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    Cannot connect Iphone 3G to Wireless Router

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    Change the WEP security to the type below 128bit and 64bit, the one that only requires a 5 character password.

    Worked for me.

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