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My iphone does not recognize my wifi router. Whats wrong

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My iphone does not recognize my wifi router. What's wrong?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
Go to Settings / WiFi and select the arrow to the right of you network then select Forget this Network then try to add it back.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Nothing happened. I selected "Forget this network", and confirmed. Then I went back to the Wi-Fi Networks page. My network appears there just as it did before, except not checked. When I selected it, the MikeAgranoff network shows nothing in any of the fields. There is no Wi-Fi icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen. I know my router is working properly, because I have an internet-capable TV connected to it, and it properly finds Netflix and other internet video streaming sources.
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
Turn the phone off by holding the Sleep button and Slide to Shut Off then turn it back on.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

That seems to have done the trick. This time when I went to the MikeAgranoff network, I was asked for my password. When I entered that, the fields in the next page were all populated, and I got the Wi-Fi icon in the upper left corner.


One more question before I accept the answer: Would it ever happen that the rounter might broadcast from a different address, requiring me to change the settings on the iphone?

Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
No it is not address dependent it is the name of the network it looks for.
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