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WNDR3700 router

by Rider3 / November 28, 2011 10:08 AM PST

While trying to move away from the channel that my neighbor is using, I set the router to channel 1.

After many tries, I found that my iPhone 4S will connect and run on any other channel except 1.
I've set it to "up to 150" and "up to 300", but nothing helps.

The iPhone shows a good connection to the router, but it won't connect to the internet on channel 1.

Any ideas?

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Apple thing or Netgear?
by mopscare42 / November 29, 2011 3:45 AM PST
In reply to: WNDR3700 router

That is really strange as my iPad 2 will not connect with my router on channel 1.?
My router is a Netgear WNDR 37AV v2, which is no more than a rebranded WNDR3700.
My HP wireless printer and Toshiba Laptop will work on channel 1, but not the iPad.
I set my router to a different channel and everything works fine.

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Hard to say.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 29, 2011 3:49 AM PST

But channel 1 can be clogged as more folk get that advice. Go with what works.

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Same here...
by Rider3 / November 29, 2011 8:38 AM PST

Except mine is the iPhone 4S.
I chose channel 1 because there are no other routers using it anywhere near.
Still a mystery.

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Then call it a defect.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 29, 2011 9:26 AM PST
In reply to: Same here...

Now swap the router, phone until you find out what it is.

I prefer to go with what works.

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Agree with Bob
by mopscare42 / November 29, 2011 11:30 AM PST
In reply to: Then call it a defect.

Go with what works.
I just tried channel 1 to see if it would work, it didn't.
my 2.4 ghz is set to auto (default) and the 5 ghz is set to channel 44 which is default. They work great so that's where they will stay unless I have problems.

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