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iPhone 4s wi-fi connection issues...Google is yielding no answers (Read 733 times)


Dave

    I like the DNS settings reason.

     

    WIFI services either require a password (the hotspot is password protected) or they don't.  The fact that it's a webpage tells me that it's not the WIFI password that it's asking for but you're being routed improperly to a page asking you for one.

     

    I'd start by doing a complete restore on the phone. 

    I ran a mile and I liked it, liked it, liked it.

    dgb2n@yahoo.com


    Needs more cowbell!

      I like the DNS settings reason.

       

      WIFI services either require a password (the hotspot is password protected) or they don't.  The fact that it's a webpage tells me that it's not the WIFI password that it's asking for but you're being routed improperly to a page asking you for one.

       

      I'd start by doing a complete restore on the phone. 

       

      OK, that makes sense.  I'll give the restore a try.  This will give me an excuse to go have lunch at one of my favorite local restaurants with free wifi to see if that works.

      I shoot pretty things! ~

      '14 Goals:

      • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


      Dave

        Do you have an app installed called Onavo?

         

        I did a quick search and it seemed like that app might cause the kind of problem that you're experiencing.

        I ran a mile and I liked it, liked it, liked it.

        dgb2n@yahoo.com


        Needs more cowbell!

          Nope.  I've had this problem since before I'd really added any apps beyond the "standards," like FB, gmail, pandora, The Weather Channel, etc.

          I shoot pretty things! ~

          '14 Goals:

          • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


          Dave

            I'll be interested to see if the restore resolves it.  If not, you might want to trade it out.

            I ran a mile and I liked it, liked it, liked it.

            dgb2n@yahoo.com


            ultramarathon/triathlete

               I can't even go to McDonald's and use their wifi without being prompted for a password.

               

               

              First of all, you should never go to McDonald's.  Ever.    Tight lips

               

              Second, I have a Verizon iPhone 4s and CAN access free wifi hot spots (though sometimes it does not seem to work, or takes a really like time to connect).  But I am able to access the free wifi for Sephora (no clue WHY they have that) in my office gym.  Which is really weird.  But, thanks to them, I'm able to watch Netflix while I'm on the bike.  It works with my phone and iPad. 

               

              I think maybe it's your phone being wonky?  I'll ask my friends if they have problems though.  I think everyone I know has a new iPhone. 

              HTFU?  Why not!

              Coach: Empire Tri Club 

              Speed Coach: Brooklyn Tri Club
              USATF Coach


              Needs more cowbell!

                Update: I finally was in a place with free wi-fi where I could test my phone (I had reset the network settings upon recommendation from someone on the Apple support boards).  BINGO--it worked!  

                 

                Weird.  I still don't know why my phone wouldn't play nice with the interwebs right out of the box, but at least I know how to fix it if this happens again.

                 

                BTW, Trent, the place with the free wifi was Panera...muwhahahahahaha!!!!  And their Thai chopped chicken salad is really yummy, even though I still don't like edamame.  It reminds me too much of lima beans.  Gross.

                I shoot pretty things! ~

                '14 Goals:

                • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

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