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iPhone 4 wireless network problems

by Tingana21 / July 26, 2013 8:36 AM PDT

We have two wireless networks in our house (Just one requires a password), but sometimes lately my iPhone 4 cannot connect with either. This happens on and off through the day and night. Meanwhile my wireless Internet radio works just fine while my iPhone cannot get onto either network.
(If it matters, I leave the Internet radio on all the time because it was having trouble connecting to either wireless network. Now it seems fine.)

My hub seems to work just fine. Any ideas?
Do please pardon my total ignorance.

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what happens when you...
by Pepe7 / July 26, 2013 11:23 AM PDT

...reset all network settings on the iPhone 4 and reboot?

I've had luck doing that on some nearby (but similar) networks.

Thinking longer term, I'd consider upgrading to a dual band 'N' (or AC) router where one (presumably, the 'guest network') resides on one band, while the second (primary use) band is for the homeowners/residents. It's a pricey upgrade now though just to get AC technology.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 26, 2013 9:16 AM PDT

My rather new wndr3800 did that and looking around I found others with the issue. Now your beginner network admin would not think it's the router because other things work. There's a surprise in this box.

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Basic troubleshooting
by Appfunme / September 7, 2013 12:22 PM PDT
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iphone 4 wireless network problems
by johnla781 / September 9, 2013 2:30 PM PDT

you should contact to apple support for this problem.

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I'd do that if I had an Apple router.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 9, 2013 2:38 PM PDT

But my router was Netgear so I worked with them.

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