So, I was at my girlfriend’s dad’s house, where they have a D-Link DGL-4500 router.
I asked them for the WiFi password, they gave it to me, I entered it into the iPhone 5 and everything was perfect. Later that day, I wanted to check my emails on my phone, (since AT&T’s reception sucks here, I had to use the wireless) but I noticed that there was no connection to the router.
I thought it was weird because I already typed in the password. I went into the wireless settings on the iPhone, chose the router name and typed the password in again and connected. The same thing happened a couple more times so I decided to search the web for a solution.
For some reason, my iPhone 5 won’t auto-connect to my D-Link router. The specific router is DGL-4500, but as I read on the internet, a couple of other D-Link models have the same problem.
Change the Wireless Network Name. Yep. As simple as that.
Log in to your router (Usually 192.168.0.1), type in the username and password, go to “Basic -> Wireless -> Wireless Network Name” and change the name to anything except the default “dlink”:
I must say that this solution will work only if your wireless network name is “dlink” – the default name for D-Link routers. This solution worked for me, but if it doesn’t work for you – keep searching 🙂
On a side note – I didn’t have to have their Admin’s password. D-Link’s router’s Admin default password is blank, so it was easy. Don’t forget to change the default password if you have a D-Link router.