My iPhone 4 out of blue decided not to accept the wifi password- it says "wrong password for xxx network" - it's my home one it always worked-

  • Agladiator

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    Jan 04, 2012 12:25 PM GMT
    Hi all,

    My iPhone 4 out of blue decided not to accept the wifi password- it says "wrong password for xxx network" - it's my home one it always worked-

    I was away and worked fine for a week in others houses (where the password was stored already) went to other house, tried to connect with passwprd and started saying the pw was wrong - got home last night and didn't connect right away as usual(maybe because I've reset the network when away) so I've put the pw in and again says it's wrong - Of course the password is correct - laptop works fine and iPod touch as well - At work there is a non protected wifi and it connects fine - So looks like the iPhone doesn't accept passwprds for the wifi

    I've tryed to reset the network few times, reboot it few times, reset all settings and update the sofware (version 5.0.1) - nothing worked - aw also unpluged and re-pluged the router at home (knowiing wouldn't' help)

    PLEASE help, very frustrating - I've seen few people had the same issue but nothing worked.



    Thanks
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    Jan 04, 2012 12:31 PM GMT
    Try turning off your iPhone completely (Press and hold the button at the top right edge of the phone until the Power Off slide appears). Restart it a minute later with the same button.

    If the Wi-Fi passcode problem reoccurs, go to Settings>Wi-Fi and delete ("Forget this network") your home wireless router. Then reinstall the network with your passcode. If that doesn't work, another step would be to do a Restore to factory settings, though I hate to go that route.
  • Agladiator

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    Jan 04, 2012 12:35 PM GMT
    I've tried to turn it off completely - no luck -

    I can't see "Forget this network" on my home wireless router as I can't get in - icon_evil.gif
  • Agladiator

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    Jan 04, 2012 12:36 PM GMT
    Also tried Restore to factory settings".. so sad!!!icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 04, 2012 12:41 PM GMT
    Agladiator saidI've tried to turn it off completely - no luck -

    I can't see "Forget this network" on my home wireless router as I can't get in - icon_evil.gif

    Go to Settings>Wi-Fi on your iPhone. You will see all available networks under "Choose a Network..."

    Tap the > arrow for your home network. That will take you to a screen that has "Forget this Network" at the very top. After doing that, then reinstall your home network by going to Settings>Wi-Fi and scrolling down to "Other..."

    Alternately, your home network may reappear under Choose a Network. When you select it, you will be asked for your passcode.
  • Agladiator

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    Jan 04, 2012 12:51 PM GMT
    Thanks Art_Deco,

    but when I Tap the > arrow for my home network - "forget this network" doesn't come up -

    Do you have any other solution?

    thansk
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    Jan 04, 2012 1:16 PM GMT
    Agladiator saidThanks Art_Deco,

    but when I Tap the > arrow for my home network - "forget this network" doesn't come up -

    Do you have any other solution?

    thansk
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    Now you've stumped me. I've got iOS 5.0.1, which you say you do, too. When I press the blue encircled > for my home Wi-Fi network, the next page has "Forget this Network" at the top. Don't press the iPhone word on the networks screen -- you must press the blue-encircled arrow. You may need to take your iPhone to an Apple store or to your service provider.
  • Agladiator

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    Jan 04, 2012 1:50 PM GMT
    uhm... I see what you mean - but as i cannot get into the network it doesn't give me the option to "forget it"....
    so frustrating!!!!
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    Jan 04, 2012 2:31 PM GMT
    My iPad sometimes seems to work better after synching with my computer. I know that iOS devices now are supposed to be computer independent. But you might try synching to see if it helps.
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    Jan 04, 2012 2:35 PM GMT
    Take the password off your home network.

    Try to connect after that.

    If it connects, secure it with a new password then try to reconnect.

    Other than that, go to the Apple store.
  • LuckyPierre

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    Jan 04, 2012 3:26 PM GMT
    Turning off your iphone does not force a reboot.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbx_UMosemU
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    Jan 04, 2012 3:40 PM GMT
    Agladiator saiduhm... I see what you mean - but as i cannot get into the network it doesn't give me the option to "forget it"....
    so frustrating!!!!

    That's odd... the Settings>Wi-Fi networks page should show all Wi-Fi signals within range, even if they're passcode protected (indicated by a padlock icon), meaning you cannot "get into" them. But you should still be able to see them, and delete them as a previously recognized device.

    The exception would be if your wireless router has been set to not broadcast its name. Then it would be invisible to Wi-Fi devices, including your iPhone.

    You should have a software utilities program for your router on your computer, and/or on a CD that came with the unit. That program allows you to see the pass codes you've established on the router for all your Wi-Fi devices, and to set preferences such as whether the router is visible or invisible.

    You should open that utility and see what you have there, that the iPhone passcode hasn't somehow changed, and that, at least for now, the router is broadcasting its name, so your iPhone can show it in Settings.
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    Jan 04, 2012 5:00 PM GMT
    Who is your internet provider? My mom has verizon. Over the holiday I was home and for the life of me could not get my apple devices to connect to the verizon modem/router even though computers would. I called verizon and they said that they have been having a lot of people with the same issues. I can home to my Comcast modem and Linksys router and BAM connected instantly. Verizon blamed the apple product and said nothing is wrong with their router and they are telling everyone to goto the Apple store to get it fixed. WTF???
  • hotkj2002

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    Jan 07, 2012 6:45 AM GMT
    Its a problem with Apple's wifi software with iOS 5. Try changing your wifi password. If you are still having problems then change your wireless router encryption method to something else. For example change it from WEP to WPA2 and etc..... Normally one of those two methods will fix the problem.