WiFi preferences help
I was wondering if you could help. I have set up my home wifi network on my phone, but sometimes when I come home, my phone does not automatically join the network. I have to sometimes manually connect to the network. Is there any way I can delve in to more advance wifi settings on the iPhone and perhaps tell my phone to automatically connect to this network and keep it as the preferred network when I am in the area? Thanks for any help.
- 11-30-2011, 08:02 AM #2
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- 11-30-2011, 12:54 PM #9
Ha ha. Sorry, I know what a router is, just not the brand of this one. I moved into this condo and the internet was already configured so I had nothing to do with setting it up. Sorry, I sound like a newb but honestly I am technically proficient. Came from being an avid BB beta tester and I'm used to fixing all the tech issues for friends, family and at work. I'm just getting used to iPhone and it's simplicity. It's amazing!
- 11-30-2011, 05:32 PM #11
Probably an older router with outdated firmware. May or may not be the issue, worth a try though.
I too came from the BB world. Back when the iPhone 4 released on AT&T. Much better user experience. I am so over loading BETA OS's and updating all my apps manually. Loving this iWorld
- 11-30-2011, 05:39 PM #12
As for bb's, yes I was a user for 4+yrs as well, and I'm done with loading os's, leak os's, shrinking os's, memory leaks, that dreaded clock spinning etc. Blah blah blah.
It's nice to have the simplicity of and iPhone that just works amazing is right !!
- 11-30-2011, 05:39 PM #13iPhone Nanite
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I think I have a similar issue that you describe OP. My phone will sometimes stay on 3g, even though my network is available. I can go into network settings and press on my network and I'll be on wifi within seconds. I thought it was kind of strange that my phone wouldn't connect to my network automatically. I also have the "ask to join network" turned off because I found that annoying.
P.S. My router is Medialink N Router, latest firmware.
- 11-30-2011, 06:09 PM #14
I used to love installing the OS updates on BB, and even building hybrids. But it took SOOOO long. But now that I see on iPhone it can be so quick and painless (all my apps and settings remain). It's so great. As for the wifi network issue, I have 'forgotten' and then re-added the network to my phone, so hopefully it will work correctly now. Thanks for the help.
- 11-30-2011, 08:07 PM #16
Yes, the iPhone is so nice to do updates on etc -quick AND painless
Hopefully your forgetting the wifi and adding it back on will fix your issue you were having
- 11-30-2011, 11:59 PM #17
My better half had the same problem with her iPod touch 2nd and 4th gen. My 3rd gen and now my 4S connects automagically every time I'm within range. At some point in time when I was fiddling with her settings I got it working, but I'm not sure what did it :o I have no idea what difference there could have been as when this was going on we were running the same OS version on the same home network
I'd go with the same suggestion of forgetting the network and adding it back in. I did that several times with the iPods and that may do the trick.
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