IPhone 5 wi-fi "unable to join the network"

My new iPhone 5 is my first iPhone and I've had it about a week.  I'm still in the process of setting it up but cannot connect to my home (secured) wi-fi.  I've been reading other Apple forums and Google suggestions and it appears this is a known Apple issue?  My phone came with iOS 6 installed so I have no update available.  I've turned off my router and shut off my phone, rebooting both but I still get an error message when entering our wi-fi password:  "unable to join the network".  I've turned off cellular and re-tried wi-fi to no avail.  I am NOT impressed with my first Apple product.  What a hassle.  Does anyone have any other suggestions to try or am I stuck waiting months for an Apple fix?

There are a couple of things that you can try. First, try disabling the security on your wifi network and see if the phone will connect. Check the type of security you are using. Some have reported the iPhone reacts differently to some wifi security. Check to see if there is a firmware update to the router. This is usually the biggest culprit of the bunch. Once routers have been updated and restarted, troubles disappear.

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