My wife would like to connect her jailbroken Ipad 2 to the wireless network at her job which is provided by a Netgear WDNR 3700 at her job. (has permission)
It is "unable to connect" to the network, for some reason. Many other clients at same location are able to connect and reconnect to this router, after I tweaked a few router settings (see below) It connects to two different wireless network ap's I have at home just fine, so I know the hardware works.
I have searched the forums on this issue, and it seems there are (were?) a number of people having this issue.
Here, (per the searches and proposed solutions) is what I have tried.
On the iPad,
Have tried DHCP and Static IP scheme to match that of the rest of the network.
Changed between a couple different DNS specs that I saw on other machines (again ,successfully connected to the network)
Switching wireless off, then on again.
Shutting off bluetooth.
Resetting network settings.
No luck with any of that.
Digging deeper, I get into the router settings, and try to change the broadcast channel from "auto' to "1". (someone else hashed it out like that) Nothing.
Try dumbing down the speed to "up to 54 mbps" from "up to 300 mbps". Nothing.
SSID broadcast is disabled, but I don't think this is the issue. I know for a fact that the network name and password I'm using is correct.
The security on the router is set to WPA-PSK (TKIP) + WPA-PSK AES. Is the iPad 2 compatible with this level of encryption??
I have a hunch that dumbing this down to just WEP encryption would solve the problem, but as I am only the 'unofficial' IT guy, I chose not to compromise network security for the sake of accommodating a non mission-critical device without having express permission to do so.
So, I suppose we could go there after hours (wife has a key) and try WEP to see if that solves the problem, but again this is a "talk to the boss" thing for sure before making the change on a permanent basis.
I'm stuck. Can anybody think of anything else that might be tried? I'm about ready to root her android phone and just tell her to tether, but that looks like a bit of a process as well....Ughh. Fun stuff.
Any constructive input related to solving the problem appreciated.