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How best to use an iPhone in Europe

I am taking my iPhone to Europe and want to use it wifi-only. I use StraightTalk as a provider. Is there anything in particular I should know before I go? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Apr 30, 2014 - 12 answers

iWanna Get My Pool Party Jammy-Jam On

Can I use an iPhone as a wifi range extender to another iPhone? [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on Feb 27, 2014 - 5 answers

Why can't our iPhones, and other devices join the Comcast network?

Apple products not working and playing well with Comcast Wifi. Is there a trick to overcoming the dreaded "unable to join network" message? [more inside]
posted by Ruthless Bunny on Nov 14, 2013 - 11 answers

Internet, you're being weird. Stop it.

Trying to set up a new wireless network and running into all kinds of strange problems. Connections dropped every few hours! Some machines work, some don't! Can connect to internet, can't connect to router! DOGS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER (literally). Please help. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 7, 2013 - 10 answers

Why did my iPhone's wifi range become terrible? Can it be fixed?

Why did my iPhone's wifi range become terrible? Can it be fixed? [more inside]
posted by Winnemac on Feb 1, 2013 - 7 answers

Need iOS help. Hope me!

I've used iPhones for five years or so now, but there are a few things that bug me, and I wonder if there is a trick or preference I'm missing or a third-party app I can use or what. No interest in jailbreaking or switching phones. Specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 7, 2013 - 10 answers

How to retrieve SSID when not in range

I need to retrieve the SSID of a wifi network that is not in range from either an iPhone or an old hard drive. [more inside]
posted by IanMorr on Jan 2, 2013 - 5 answers

Can't Connect both Windows Latop & iPad to VerizonFIOS wifi simultaneously

Annoying Verizon FIOS wireless router issue: if iPad/iPhone are on the wireless network, Windows laptop machines will not connect to wireless network. If I turn off WiFi on iPad/iPhone and restart the router, Windows machines get on WiFi right away. But after Windows machines are connected to WiFi, starting up WiFi on the iPad will almost always cause the Windows machines to drop their connections. More after the jump... [more inside]
posted by Ike_Arumba on Nov 3, 2012 - 13 answers

iPhone & Wireless Connection?

Is there a fast way to log iPhone on to my school's wireless network? [more inside]
posted by meta x zen on Aug 14, 2012 - 14 answers

UK Phone Home

Can we use our US iphones in the UK and Ireland? [more inside]
posted by troika on Mar 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Tooooo much goodness?

Where should I have 3G function? iPhone or iPad? [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on Jan 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me solve a wifi mystery

Help me solve a wifi mystery. A paid wifi hotspot near where I am staying is intermittently providing me with free access to the 'net. I would like to try to understand why this is happening so that I can (hopefully) replicate it at will from my devices. [more inside]
posted by clark on Jan 12, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I find my lost iPhone using WiFi?

Hivemind: Hope me find my iPhone somewhere in my house! [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Sep 17, 2011 - 8 answers

How to make my house sing with media server?

Multimedia home server solution controlled by iPhone/iPad and plugged into existing speakers/sound system - does it exist? [more inside]
posted by tseo on Sep 11, 2011 - 9 answers

Wi-fi subscription in Japan

I'd like to subscribe to a wi-fi provider in Japan that I'll be able to use with my laptop or phone. I'd like something that is a monthly fee. I'll be there as a legal resident, not a tourist. [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Sep 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Using US-based iPhone during trip to Korea for web, Skype, etc?

My husband and I are visiting Korea soon. Is the famous WiFi in Korea ubiquitous enough to use his iPhone 4 for web browsing and Skype? We're also renting an SKTelecom cellphone, but we'd like to use the iPhone for data-related tasks and travel apps. Is it just a matter of his iPhone jumping on any Wifi network (without incurring any roaming charges)? We're coming from the US (AT&T), and staying in Jeju and Seoul. [more inside]
posted by yeoja on Apr 10, 2011 - 7 answers

buffering...

It would be rad if my iPhone could stream podcasts instead of downloading them to the hard drive. [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Feb 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Is there an app which allows my iPhone to view files on my hard drive?

Is there an app which allows my iPhone to view files on my hard drive? I have a wi-fi router from Virgin, which allows my phone access the net. The router is cabled into my PC. It seems that I should be able to do this, but I don't know how.
posted by dash_slot- on Dec 4, 2010 - 13 answers

iPhone disrupting WiFi on Mac

Why would an iPhone disable my Mac's internet connection? [more inside]
posted by yclipse on Nov 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Tethering an iphone to a desktop

How do I use my internet-enabled desktop PC running Windows 7 as a bridge to provide wifi internet to my iphone? I'm in an office building and have no ability to setup an actual wifi router from the main internet connection. [more inside]
posted by jameslavelle3 on Nov 15, 2010 - 7 answers

Iphone travel with portable wifi?

requesting advice on traveling with my iphone: will be in areas with good internet connections but no wifi (hotels, friends homes etc) and I will not be wanting to use foreign ATT account. What is the easiest, most portable and cheapest set up that I can carry with me to give me wifi access after i pull my sim?
posted by dougiedd on Oct 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Is a Free iPhone Really Free?

I have been offered a used iPhone by a friend who is upgrading. Can I still use its Wi-Fi without getting a data plan? [more inside]
posted by charred husk on Sep 16, 2010 - 22 answers

How can I stream my music library to my iPhone?

How can I stream my music library to my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by criticman on May 4, 2010 - 12 answers

iPhone app limitation by Apple?

I'm wondering if there are Apple-imposed limitations that would prevent this no-brainer iPhone app from being created. I'd love to be able to go to one place on my iPhone to turn off/on all the power-sucking tidbits: WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, etc. As it is now, you have to drill down through all parts of the interface to access that stuff. Does Apple allow an app to access the WiFi on/off function, for instance? [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy on Aug 19, 2009 - 9 answers

I once was found, but now am lost - iPhone location-based fail!

When in my basement apartment, iPhone OS 2.0 could locate me within 10m of my actual coordinates; OS 3.0, on the other hand, thinks I'm 700m down the road. What gives? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Jul 23, 2009 - 5 answers

iPhone Has Me Captive!

How to stop iPhone OS 3.0's captive portal page? [more inside]
posted by icebourg on Jul 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Does free wifi exist to make the iPod Touch worth it?

Is an iPod Touch really a viable alternative to the iPhone? Details inside, of course. [more inside]
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty on Mar 31, 2009 - 19 answers

iPhone-class RAZR replacement for Verizon service?

What's the best current Verizon phone for me? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Mar 6, 2009 - 20 answers

Ones and Zeroes and the air.

Help me understand wireless. I have an aluminum iMac, a unibody Macbook, and an iPhone 3G. [more inside]
posted by Manhasset on Dec 29, 2008 - 14 answers

Iphone wifi blues in Spain

I've just arrived in Spain and my iPhone wont access the internet even though it recognizes the hotel's WiFi network. My Apple Air laptop works just fine with this same wifi network. Why isn't my iphone enabling safari or email access on the iPhone? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
posted by emberm on Sep 21, 2008 - 7 answers

Will I be able to use my future iPhone's data plan to surf on my laptop?

Will it likely be possible to use a 3G iPhone as a modem for a laptop, or to use its data plan with some other hardware? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Jun 11, 2008 - 17 answers

Why Wi-Fi Why?

One iPhone. One Zoom X6 ADSL Wireless Router. My Wi-Fi connection to my iPhone keeps dropping in and out. My laptop and workstation do not have any problems with the router, only my iPhone. I have tried to 'Forget the Network', 'Renew the Lease', reset the router, turn off / on Wi-Fi on the iPhone, etc. Too no avail. If I watch the Wifi settings on the iPhone, I can see the ip settings get set, and then disappear, and then set, and disappear again. What is happening here, and how can I fix it?
posted by jasondigitized on Mar 13, 2008 - 2 answers

i need a wifi-capable smartphone

I need a smartphone with wifi capabilities. Should I purchase a smartphone now or wait? [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Mar 20, 2007 - 15 answers

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