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Can't get Apple iPhone 3GS to connect to Home PC WiFi connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cuttlefish, Aug 7, 2009.

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  1. cuttlefish

    cuttlefish Thread Starter

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    This alas, is a very well known and oft posted problem (www.whirlpool.com.au) and appears unresolvable!

    Basically my Iphone - sitting on top of the router - will not consistantly connect AND maintain the connection.

    If I keep at it over and over again it will eventually connect but then lose same in a matter of a few seconds.

    As this NETGEAR modem also handles my wife's PC and a laptop without any problems, I have to believe it is in the iPhone settings that the problem exists!

    OK, I have done the following:

    1. Done a factory reset on the NETGEAR modem
    2. Reset the iPhone to factory (Yuck!)
    3. Reset over and over again the NETWORK SETTINGS on the iPhone
    4. Set up "another" network with NETGEAR to see if the default one it finds is "faulty"
    5. Pretty well done everything that has been suggested on the www.whirlpool forums where, as above, thias is a very common problem, all to no avail!

    Everything points to a weak, poor or broken NETGEAER conection but the little connection ICON comes in loud and clear and when I do finally get a connection it works fine - for a few seconds!

    The iPhone worked well on this exact system setup after purchase and it is only in the last few weeks that it has gone bad!

    Wonder if I reset the phone back to original via iTunes if that would work?
     
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