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May 28, 2014 at 04:17:43
Specs: Windows XP Home Edition, 2.301 GHz / 4011 MB
My iPhone will not connect by Wi-Fi to my home router ? ... it detects my network and when I type my password it says 'unable to connect' - Dismiss ...

My router is connected wirelessly to my Desktop and my Laptop.It is a Netgear DGN2000 and each computer was set-up wirelessly using a CD and by setting a Username and Password.

My iPhone connects by password to every other location except at home ? ...

Your assistance would be much appreciated.

Hope to hear some advices soon ...

Thankyou ...

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May 28, 2014 at 06:08:14
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You say your iphone can at least see your wifi network - see the router's SSID...?

Have you invoked any kind of filtering (access control) for wifi connections?

By that I mean:

Invoked MAC access control - which means only MAC addresses listed are permitted to connect via wifi; or those listed are not permitted to connect via wifi?

The default setting is usually all filtering/acces control is off - until you set up wifi security yourself; which means anyone can connect - if they know the password...

Go into wifi management section and check that aspect.

In the User Manual for your router go to Section 2.1; page 2-11 takes you through the whole sequence.

For me - MAC filering is the absolute minimum to have invoked; regardless of any routines re' encryption and hiding the router's SSID I may also use.

Also ensure that your iphone is able to use the same encryption model that your router is set to use... Possibly your iphone can't use the current one and you may have to use another style. Check what your iphone can use in terms of encryption keys; and that your router is using the same?

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May 30, 2014 at 10:06:40

Thankyou for your answer to my question ... I am afraid it was beyond my level of expertise and undersanding,however I used the contents in association with my ISP Provider which is AOL and solved the issue.

Thankyou so much !!! ...


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May 30, 2014 at 11:57:26
Thank you for posting back... Understand that some of the "stuff" needed to be addressed in order to get a wifi device connected can be a little daunting - at times...; even with a manual etc. Like most things, once you have seen it done, ideally had help to, in effect, do it yourself, it all seems and becomes somewhat easier...?

So getting AOL (your isp) involved was logically the best way to go at this time; as now you have some idea of what it's all about.


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