iPhone / Airport DHCP issue

My iPhone 3GS suddenly decided to stop connecting to the Internet while at home. Investigating a bit further, it appears that while talking through the Airport Express wifi station to the ADSL modem (a Telewell thing), it is unable to pick up the IP address via DHCP. Airport acts as a bridge, DHCP comes from the modem. Setting up the IP details manually works ok. Renewing, resetting and power recycling the associated devices does not help. Doing a Google search with “iPhone wifi airport dhcp problem” delivers tons of hits, but no solution so far. Funny, the networking tech things often feel to live a life of their own. Need to get some sleep, I will continue to debug this at some other time…

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the Tampere University, Finland. Occasional photographer and gardener.

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