so ive used our pw many times and it still wont connect idk if for some reason its the wrong pw or what but i cant connect to our wifi and my data plan is getting to high bc i use upwards of 80% of my data plan a month as to a friend of mine uses maybe 5% bc hes connect to wifi
Generically the answer is yes. An Iphone can connect to your router.
Questions are, Are your phone and router on the same band? Are your phone and Router set to use the same Encryption mode? Does your Router exclude access by MAC address?
It would be good if you could use a cabled access to log into your routers Admin Web Page (The uID and PW are usually on a sticker on the back or bottom of the Router) Turn off MAC filtering for test, Look into wireless security and find the enncryption type and passphrase. Make sure that the Radios for both Wireless G and Wireless N are turned on. Try to connect the Iphone with the proper encryption mode and passphrase.
If you can see your SSID on the iPhone but it won't connect, realize the Xfinity Wireless Gateways are HORRIBLE wireless devices and it's best to bridge it and get your own wireless router. But if you really want to try this, then:
1. Log into the gateway and change the wireless security to WPA2PSK-AES , NOT WPA/WPA2PSK-AES. iOS devices will not connect to the gateway in that mode for some reason.
2. Go into your iPhone's wifi setup and Forget this network. Then try again.
But really, you are WAY better off getting your own decent wireless router and not using the gateway's router or wireless functions.
I have the same problem - iphone and daughter's macbook can't connect to Gateway wifi. My HP laptop is just fine though. I did try to change the security setting to WPA/WPA2PSK-AES as you suggested but then I immediately lost my connection to my windows laptop. I have tried changing the channel to a manual setting, reset the modem, did all the 'forget network' tricks on my iphone and macbook and I get a connection for about fifteen minutes - and then it's gone. So it seems I can have either a wifi connection to my HP laptop or to my Apple products but not to both.
Am I destined to now go out a buy a separate router?
I already considered that; it's a brand new laptop so it's already set at WPA2-Personal, AES. I wandered over to Apple's Help forum and found a thread addressing this issue. Apparently it's a common complaint with Apple/iPhone/iPad users. Funny thing is Apple directed users to Comcast's help forum ;
I went to this page for my comcast router (type 10.0.0.1 in the address bar to get to this, log in to get to your gateway connection) I Clicked on CONNECTION, then WI-FI. It showed a different password than I had set for my router (that I use with all of the home computers and laptops)... I used that password (a long series of letters and numbers) and it worked!! My Iphone is now connected to wi-fi! On your iphone, simply click settings, wi-fi, your router name, then type in the long password from the page mentioned above!