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  1. thatguydave's Avatar
    I am trying to figure out how I can use my wireless router to access the internet. I have turned off 3G but Egde turns on instead. I have no data plan and I don't care to have one.

    I have heard of this file I can use from where it gives a false APN number (or something like that). Now if I use this file, would it block my wireless connection too?

    Ultimately I do not want Edge or 3G to access the internet, so how do I only use the wireless to access the internet?

    I am using 3.1.2 OS with 05.11.07 firmware.
    10-29-2009 10:54 AM
  2. BENGRIMM's Avatar
    You can put the phone into airplane mode the turn WIFI on .
    10-29-2009 10:57 AM
  3. sting7k's Avatar
    Turn on wifi and connect just like you would any computer.
    10-29-2009 11:23 AM
  4. thatguydave's Avatar
    I connect to the router just fine but the phone chooses either 3G (which i have turned off) or Edge (which costs a lot of $).

    Also putting the phone in airplane mode does not allow my iPhone to connect to the internet through my wireless router.

    Is it just me or shouldn't this be easier?

    EDIT: I have blackrain and another download that creates a fake APN...
    Last edited by thatguydave; 10-29-2009 at 11:38 AM.
    10-29-2009 11:29 AM
  5. sting7k's Avatar
    It will show the E or what ever until you start using it, then it should choose wifi over that if the connection is working. Turn on airplane mode then turn on wifi.
    10-29-2009 11:37 AM
  6. thatguydave's Avatar
    I must be missing the memo or something, this is not working at all... Once I turn on Airplane mode and turn on WIFI I go to Safari and it says "connecting" with the thinking wheel beside it. So now I am left to wonder what I am doing wrong.

    I have a download that creates a fake APN in order to disable access by 3G or Edge. COuld that be affecting my wireless too? Is there an app where I can just have 3G and Edge blocked?
    10-29-2009 11:49 AM
  7. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I have never had a data plan since I owned my first iPhone. If you don't want a data plan JB your phone and get SBSettings which will allow you to turn of both 3G and EDGE. Once you disable the cell networks anything you open mail, internet, App Store, etc it will use Wifi
    10-29-2009 08:37 PM
  8. AlecH's Avatar
    It sure sounds like your phone is not properly connecting to your wifi router. If the correct password and wifi ssid is used, it should connect to wifi and use that even if Edge or 3G is present.
    10-30-2009 01:17 AM
  9. Greg Orlando's Avatar
    The latest version of PDAnet turns your iPhone (any version) into a true WiFi router for your computer (MAC or PC), and allows your laptop to go online wirelessly through the 3G network on the iPhone. Read the following article-
    Link PdaNet -- Use your iPhone as a Wireless Router for your PC/Mac
    10-30-2009 03:06 AM