I reported earlier this month that I was unable to get my iPhone working on my wireless network unless I dropped it down to 40 bit encryption. Well, I figured out the problem today.
I was talking about the problem with my neighbor, who happens to be a network administrator, and he said it should work, but it' s probably not configured to communicate with a WEP-enabled network. Turns out he was right.
To configure your network on your iPhone to work with your wireless network:
- Click Settings.
- Click WiFi.
- Turn off Ask to Join Networks.
- Click Other in the Choose a Network list. (Ignore that it might have found your network.)
- Type in your network name.
- Tap where it says None in the Security box. Click your security type. For instance if you are using WEP, click WEP. (This is the key step).
- Click Other Network to return to the previous screen.
- Enter your password.
- Click Join and you should be good to go.
I knew there had to be something I was missing, and it was configuring the phone to access my network. Seems simple enough, but unfortunately, Apple buried the key setting.